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Published:  19 Nov 2021

2 calls launched to support Heritage Label projects and Heritage Days events

The European Heritage Days Call and the Call to Support Heritage Label Sites offer Cultural Practitioners the opportunity to amplify the Europe Heritage Days related actions, and foster new innovative cultural projects with a strong European and transnational dimension.

2 calls have been launched on 17 November 2021 for the Support of European Heritage Label projects and European Heritage Days events under the joint action European Heritage Days between the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by people living in Europe. The action comprises of up to 70 000 events organized every year that attracts around 30 million visitors in the 50 European States which are signatory to the European Cultural Convention.

Call for support of the European Heritage Label sites projects

In the context of this unique initiative, the new call targets the European Heritage Label sites, and invite them to carry out new cultural projects with a transnational dimension or reflecting on European values history and shared heritage to broaden their European dimension and their involvement in the European Heritage Days.

Practical information

This call will highlight projects which foster digital transformation, sustainable cultural tourism, or promote capacity building of the sites – particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The call will provide up to €14,500 to 3 short-term projects.

Call for European Heritage Days Stories

Each European Heritage Day event and every visitor to those events represents a unique European story. The European Union and the National Coordinators of the heritage days decided to set up the call for European Heritage Days stories in this particular context.
The initiative aims to highlight the stories behind these events, and to give a voice to the passionate individuals, organisations and associations who wish to share their story.

The original launch of the Call for European Heritage Days Stories in 2018, turned it into one of the key initiatives within the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH).

Practical information

The competitive grants target cultural heritage activity-focused projects that will benefit people and communities. Up to €10,000 will be awarded to the beneficiaries of this call.

Applicants must have hosted or organised at least one European Heritage Days event during at least one of the past four seasons (that is, between 18 August 2018 and 31 October 2021).It is also expected that applicants will plan to host or organise a European Heritage Days event during 2022.

The deadline for submission of project proposals is Monday 17 January 2022, midnight CET. Applications shall be submitted to

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Published:  19 Nov 2021