It’s official! Maramures will host the 2018 AER Summer Academy from August 6-11. This unique forum brings together policy makers and young people to exchange experience related to regional development in Europe. Since its establishment in 1996 AER’s Summer Academy has developed into one of its most popular programs, helping to transfer best practices on issues of common interest.
Introducing the 2018 Summer Academy
Maramures has been a member of the Summer Academy Organising Committee for many years and hosted the 2006 Summer Academy on European integration, which left vivid memories with all participants. The theme of the 2018 edition of the Summer Academy will be Cultural Heritage for Regional Attractiveness. Cultural heritage remains a central part of our lives and societies. It is visible in architectural and natural wonders. It is experienced in the traditions we pass on from generation to generation, the art we create, and the food we eat. Cultural heritage binds communities together and creates a common identity. It is a vital component to each region’s visual appearance and can be found in things as diverse as industrial and urban heritage. This year, AER’s Summer Academy’s topic coincides with the European Year for Cultural Heritage which encourages people to embrace and explore Europe’s cultural heritage. AER looks forward to another fruitful Summer Academy in 2018.
Photo Credits: CameliaTWU, Flickr
Photo description: Bârsana Monestary in Maramures