The European Heritage Label is one of the most valuable EU initiatives to strengthen European citizens’ sense of belonging to the Union. The focus on the European dimension of cultural heritage sites and the common values they represent is a distinctive feature of this label. The current number of EHL sites (48) is expected to grow in the coming years; it is therefore necessary to put in place measures that aim to raise the capacities of the EHL sites as well as to enhance the visibility and impact of the EHL in general.
This call will support a single organisation or a single consortium of organisations, with a special focus on cultural heritage and capacity building, which are active in the creative and cultural sectors or running capacity-building and promotional work.
The general objective of the call is to support the development of a European Heritage Label umbrella organisation ensuring networking, collaboration, training and opportunities among the EHL stakeholders. This EHL umbrella organisation will be key to ensuring the sustainability of the European Heritage Label. This call for proposals will contribute to the implementation of the EHL general objectives of “strengthening European Citizens’ sense of belonging to the Union, in particular that of young people, based on shared values and elements of European history and cultural heritage, as well as an appreciation of national and regional diversity; and strengthening intercultural dialogue”.
This umbrella organisation will support the range of EHL stakeholders and their synergies with active players in the field of heritage, cultural and creative sectors together with educational sectors. It will target the following stakeholders in the EHL initiative: EHL Sites and EHL National Coordinators.
The general objective of this call will be pursued through the following specific objectives:
- Objective 1 – Development of synergies between EHL sites, national coordinators and active players in the cultural heritage sector.
- Objective 2 – Building of the capacity of EHL Sites and EHL National Coordinators
- Objective 3 – Support to the communication and promotion activities of the EHL sites and the EHL in general
Eligible participants (eligible countries)
In order to be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in a Creative Europe participating country (EU Member States and non-EU countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme – see list of participating countries).
Activities that can be funded (scope)
This call aims to support a wide array of activities implemented in the EU Member States participating in the EHL. Activities taking place outside the 27 EU member States (benefiting or not from an EHL Sites) will not be supported.
Applications must include activities in line with the objectives of the call. The proposed activities need to be grouped into coherent Work Packages linked to specific deliverables.
Expected impact and budget
This call will fund a single project proposed by a single organisation or a consortium of organisations working to implement all three objectives of this call.
The available call budget is EUR 3 000 000. The grant will be budget-based (actual costs, with unit cost and flat-rate elements). The funding rate is maximum 90% of eligible costs.
5 October 2022
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