Finland celebrates the European Heritage Days in 2024 with the theme 2024 Routes, Networks and Connections.
Events and campaigns organised throughout the year
The European Heritage Days are celebrated in Finland every year through organised walks, exhibitions, village and neighbourhood celebrations and many more. Events are organised by museums, municipalities and different associations. Everyone interested is welcome to contribute to the programme of the European Heritage Days.
The EHD is celebrated mainly in September, but events and campaigns are organised throughout the year.
Children and young people in focus
The Young European Heritage Makers is a storytelling competition designed in Finland to inspire children and young people to explore their immediate surroundings and cultural heritage. In 2018, the project was extended to the whole of Europe by inviting all under 18-year-olds to participate by sharing a photo and a story from close to their home. The concept encourages children and the young to observe, explore and analyse their immediate surroundings and, through this, to get involved and influence its development and cultural renewal.
FACT: European Heritage Days in Finland
- The aim is to increase people’s understanding and appreciation of the cultural heritage and to inspire to actively protect and take good care of it.
- The 2024 theme: Routes, Networks and Connections
- Everyone can organise events for the European Heritage Days.
- The International Landscape Day is celebrated as part of the European Heritage Days in Finland.
- The EHD is mainly celebrated in September, but events are organised throughout the year.
The coordination of the European Heritage Days in Finland is done in cooperation with the partners represented in the working group appointed by the Ministry of the Environment:
The Ministry of the Environment
The Ministry of Education and Culture
The Finnish Local Heritage Federation
The Finnish Heritage Agency
The Finnish Association for Cultural Heritage Education
The Finnish Museums Association
The National Board of Education
And theme related expert members
The above mentioned partners are responsible for the national coordination of the EHDs. The actual work for the celebrations is carried out by local authorities, local associations, private museums and volunteers.
More information: Hanna Hämäläinen, Ministry of the Environment, hanna.p.hamalainen @ gov.fi