Open Calls and Heritage Events in Europe

European Heritage Days is a part of the network of people who share the passion for developments and celebration of communities, places and culture. Feel free to explore this directory of heritage events taking place this year. The selection of conferences, events and symposiums organised by heritage initiatives in Europe offers an opportunity to participate in the European heritage project and find out what it means for you and our future. 


Exhibition: Cycladic snapshots. Monuments and People.

April 22nd, 2017 - April 10th, 2018

This exhibition, organized by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades in collaboration with the French School at Athens and the Byzantine and Christian Museum, brings together a selection of “snapshots” starring those who worked to uncover, protect, and enhance the unique archaeological and cultural wealth of the Cyclades from the late 19th century to the present. It includes one-of-a-kind archaeological exhibits from the islands, most of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Emblematic finds coming from the museums of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, foundations of the Church of Greece and original archival and photographic material from the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the French School at Athens present fascinating stories about those who worked tirelessly at the difficult and complex work of preserving the Cyclades’ monuments, as well as all those who actively participated in its reception.

The narrative is roughly chronological, starting from the first excavations in the 19th century on Delos and Rheneia, and the contribution of the French School at Athens and the Archaeological Service of the newly-founded Greek state to the discovery of a splendid ancient sanctuary and bustling harbor which experienced distinctive moments of multicultural wealth. An outstanding exhibit in this section is the exceptional mural emblema from the House of Dionysus being exhibited in Athens for the first time.

The exhibition’s second axis focuses on an iconic figure of Cycladic archaeology, Nikolaos Zaphiropoulos, who labored conscientiously until the end of his life, during periods critical for Cycladic antiquities and identity, having as his sole object the protection and enhancement of the islands’ archaeological wealth. His multi-faceted work includes the excavation of the cemetery of ancient Thera in Sellada, from which a selection of finds are presented here for the first time, including the impressive model of an oikiskos from a female burial that contained 103 objects – a Theran household of the age in miniature and perhaps the exhibition’s premier display.

The final section throws light on coordinated efforts to identify, protect, and conserve important Byzantine and Post-Byzantine monuments as well as unique artifacts of outstanding historical and artistic value. Stories concerning assemblages of monumental painting, portable icons and the challenges they present to conservation efforts form the narrative in this exhibition unit, whose exceptionally fine exhibits include two previously-unknown Byzantine icons, a number of detached Byzantine wall paintings, and an icon in the Byzantine style by El Greco unexpectedly discovered on Syros in 1983.


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Faro Convention Lab in Georgia

Georgia, place tbc
October 3rd, 2017 - October 5th, 2017

Faro Convention Labs are a series of events organised in relation to specific aspects of the Convention in order to exhibit, analyse and reflect on Faro Convention principles and criteria.

The Lab in Georgia will focus on Democratic Socio-economic models (including business community) in community engagement.

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The German Urban Development Prize 2018

All across Germany
December 1st, 2017 - April 15th, 2018

For almost 40 years, the GERMAN URBAN DEVELOPMENT PRIZE,  which is endowed with a total of € 25,000, has been  promoting forward-looking planning and urban culture. It is awarded by the German Academy for Urban Development and Regional Planning (DASL) and funded by the Wüstenrot Foundation.

The German Urban Development Prize is awarded to urban development projects characterized by sustainable and innovative contributions to the urban culture. At the same time, the projects should take into account the current requirements for contemporary forms of living as well as the challenges of designing public space, the economical use of resources and the obligations towards the preservation of the city and the cityscape.


The SPECIAL PRIZE  , which was awarded in parallel to the Urban Development  PRIZE, serves to accentuate particularly urgent fields of action in urban planning and urban planning. The theme of the special prize 2018 is " PLACES OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE IN URBAN CONTEXT ".

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