Commission outlines a set of actions to keep #CulturalHeritage high on political agenda #EuropeForCulture

| December 11, 2018

Closing the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 at the #EuropeForCulture conference in Vienna, the Commission has highlighted a series of actions on cultural heritage.

Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics said: “I am proud that the European Year of Cultural Heritage has successfully reached millions of people across Europe and beyond. We now need to ensure that its legacy lives on – because cultural heritage is not only about the past, it is key in building a cohesive, resilient Europe for the future. With the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage we are putting forward a range of initiatives to ensure that we make the most of cultural heritage in boosting economic growth, building strong communities and strengthen our relationship with our partners across the globe.”

During the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, more than 6.2 million people took part in more than 11,700 events organized across 37 countries. To ensure that the European Year has a lasting impact beyond 2018, the Commission has today presented 60 actions related to the promotion and protection of cultural heritage in the longer term. During the 6-7 December #EuropeForCulture Conference the Commission is also presenting its new Cultural Gems mobile application and handing out a special eTwinning award for cultural heritage.

The two winning projects are Monumental Europe and MATH 3.0 Amazing Trip through History, which have enabled learners to discover Europe’s cultural heritage through intercultural and collaborative projects. A press release and a factsheet on the Framework and a Q&A and factsheet on the app are available online.

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