What is the Call for European Heritage Days Stories?

Now in its fourth edition, the initiative has established itself as a key activity dedicated to celebrating Europe’s cultural heritage.

The objective of the Call is to identify, celebrate and enhance the European dimension of heritage work undertaken by EHDs communities in Europe. We hope to encourage people to engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, to reinforce a sense of belonging to the European common space, and to share insights into how the European dimension of local heritage is understood throughout Europe.

The Call is open to European Heritage Days communities from participating countries, European Heritage Label sites, and EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award winners (who have hosted an EHD in the last four years, 18 August 2018 – 31 October 2021). It is also expected that applicants will organise an EHD in 2022.

Since 2018 we have collected over 200 beautiful European Heritage Days Stories, from each corner of the continent! If you’re looking for some inspiration, you can check them out here.

More information about the work done by European Heritage Days Stories grantees in previous years is available here.

How do I send my story?

You can submit your Story, in English or French, through the online application form, which will be available until 17 January 2022.

Detailed information on the competitive grant award procedure, including eligibility criteria, pre-selection award criteria, and final selection award criteria, can be found here. We look forward to hearing from you!