FAQs

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    What are the yellow stars on the map?

    The stars on the map represent cultural events. Zoom in and select a star to visualise the event.
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    What is the EHDs Portal?

    The EHDs portal is an internet portal, using mapping technology as its interface, dedicated to set out all the cultural events taking place across Europe as part of the European Heritage Days project. It provides, for the first time, a visual map of nations “joined-up” by a common celebration of cultural heritage.
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    How can I find events?

    You may search for events in different ways: 1. Searching events by countries You may filter events by country. In order to do this, select a country form the country drop down list above the map. Once you have chosen a country, the map will centre onto the relevant country and beneath will appear the country’s overview page. The next two tabs “Tangible events” and “Intangible events” will list respectively the tangible and intangible events of the country you have selected only. Click on an event to view it – general information, a description, and photos will come up. 2.Searching by types of events Alternatively, you may search by types of events. When clicking on either “Tangible events” or “Intangible events” tabs, you may select which kind of event you wish to narrow your search to (restoration/protection, hidden treasures, industrial heritage, etc). For example, under the Tangible events, if you select “Archaeology” (a small tick should appear next to the category name), then only events classified as involving archaeology will appear on the map. You may also select a country in addition in order to visualise exclusively archaeological events of your chosen country. 3.Searching through the map You may also search through the “Map search” box above the map, on the far right. You may type in a country, a region, a city or an address. Click on the small orange magnifying glass to search. The map will automatically shift to the place you have looked up. 4.Searching through the Map Search system You may simply move along the map manually. Use the navigation arrows to get around and the zoom in and out functions (bottom left of the map) to facilitate your search. You can also change the appearance of the map from “bird’s eye” to “Road” or “Automatic” thanks to which the names of the roads will appear. 5.Searching an event through an advanced search Finally, by clicking on the orange “search” button at the top, middle of the page, you may conduct an advanced search. Details such as start and end dates, name, and country can be filled in.
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    Why are there small and bigger stars?

    The small stars represent specific events and the bigger one allows you to zoom in easily on a place where there are several specific events close to one another. It is to make the map more agreeable to use.
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    Why are some events on the front page? Are they different from others in any way?

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    What can I do once I have found an event?

    Once you have selected an event, you will be sent to the event’s page. Numerous options and possibilities are offered: •The event page will provide you with information about the event such as dates, times, address, contacts. Descriptions, photos and videos will also be available. •Under the event description, you will also find a “proposed itinerary” which will give you information about nearby events and other cultural sites in the area. •You may share the event on Facebook and Twitter, email it to a friend, or leave a comment. (Please note that all comments and interventions from the public are supervised and monitored. Any offensive content will be reported and taken down). •Under the “visitors’ book” tab, you will be able to add comment, share your experiences and upload pictures of the event and region as a whole. Alternatively, you may discover what other visitors have posted, read their comments which will you will find to be valuable tips and exciting suggestions. •You may add the event to you “itineraries” and thus build your own itinerary online, picking out the events that interest you. •Under the “explore” tab, a list of all the events in the area or of same type will come up. This will help you build your own personal itinerary.
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    What is the difference between tangible and intangible events on the map?

    The tangible events are material places or things that you can actually visit, see. For example a bridge, a building, pieces of art or even landscapes. On the other hand the intangible events are immaterial events, which exit only in connection with something else. For example a festival or a theatre play would be intangible events.
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    Who supervises the events?

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    Do I have to pay anything?

    No the platform is completely free. You can access any information and use the platform with no charge at all. It is indeed a free service which aims to promote culture and shared heritage among the citizens of Europe, thus trying to raise people’s awareness of our cultural richness and of a common European identity.
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    How do I provide feedbacks?

    Any feedback will be much appreciated. You can provide feedback by contacting us via the e-mail addresses under "Contact us“.
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    Are there risks related to visiting the EHDs Portal?

    There are no risks related to visiting the EHDs Portal. All the information is processed through our secured web servers, so no infected or other unwanted content can be directed to the user. All stories or comments submitted by third parties are supervised and require our moderators’ approval before publication, so any inappropriate content cannot be displayed. For the information regarding your personal information, please check our Privacy Policy.
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    What is meant by “European dimension”?

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