The cultural heritage of the European Union is a rich and diverse mosaic of cultural and creative expressions, our heritage from previous generations of Europeans and our legacy for future generations.
It includes natural, built and archaeological sites, museums; monuments, works of art; historic cities; literary, musical and audiovisual works; and the knowledge, practices and traditions of European citizens.
But who, how and with whom is Europe’s heritage and cultural diversity promoted?
Collaboration on cultural heritage policies between EU Member States is carried out through the Council of Ministers for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport, and through the Open Method of Coordination which builds on the important policy work on cultural heritage carried out by the Belgian, Lithuanian, Greek and Italian Presidencies of the European Union and through actions such as seminars, conferences, etc.
The European online conference on 13–14 July 2020 will focus on 40 recommendations from ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, for the long-term promotion of cultural heritage by the EU and its member states. Experts in heritage conservation and promotion from across Europe will join members of the cultural and creative industries and civic organisations for heritage preservation to compile their expectations of heritage conservation policy.
With funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Partners: ICOMOS Europe Group, European Heritage Legal Forum, Vereinigung der Landesdenkmalpfleger in der BRD (German Association of Heritage Conservationists), Verband der Landesarchäologen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Association of German Federal State Archaeologists), Arbeitsgruppe Kommunale Denkmalpflege des Deutschen Städtetags (Local Authority Heritage Conservation Working Group of the Association of German Cities)