The workshop on cultural heritage organised at the AER Spring plenary meetings in London will provide participants with information on funding opportunities and support the definition of one or more project ideas.
European Year of Cultural Heritage
On 9 February 2017 Council and European Parliament representatives reached a provisional agreement on a decision establishing 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Cultural heritage encompasses resources from the past in a variety of forms and aspects. These include monuments, sites, traditions, transmitted knowledge and expressions of human creativity, as well as collections conserved and managed by museums, libraries and archives.
Cultural heritage is a topic which is of particular interest to members of the AER Committee on Culture Education & Youth which have been exchanging good practices on this topic during AER events.
The European Year of Cultural Heritage aims at raising awareness of European history and values and to strengthen a sense of European identity. At the same time, it draws attention to the opportunities offered by our cultural heritage, but also to the challenges it faces, such as the impact of the digital shift, environmental and physical pressure on heritage sites, and the illicit trafficking of cultural objects.
The European Year will have a dedicated financial envelope of EUR 8 million of which 4 millions is fresh money and 4 million will be provided by Creative Europe.
During the workshop participants will be provided with information on funding opportunities in this framework and share experiences on financing cultural heritage in regions.
Following the presentation on funding opportunities, members will work together to define one or more project ideas on cultural heritage. Regions interested in knowing more about the type of support the AER Secretariat can provide on projects and funding should contact AER Coordinator for Projects & Funding Agnese Pantaloni
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