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Published:  25 Jan 2024

The 2024 call for European Heritage Days Stories is now open

Apply by March 15, with your story and project proposal to win a €10 000 grant.

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Are you actively involved in a community project that focuses on European cultural heritage? Do you have a compelling story to share with the broader European community? If so, we want to hear from you!

About the call for European Heritage Days Stories

The call for European Heritage Days Stories is an initiative designed to spotlight the narratives behind European Heritage Days events. It provides a platform for passionate individuals, organizations, and associations to share their stories.

Started during the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, this initiative continues to build on the successes of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, ensuring the enduring impact of cultural heritage events.

Eligibility Criteria

This call is specifically tailored for

  • European Heritage Days communities
  • European Heritage Award/Europa Nostra Award winners
  • European Heritage Label sites
  • Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

provided they have been involved in activity-focused community projects.

Applicants must have hosted or organized at least one European Heritage Days event between 15 August 2020 and 29 October 2023.

Applicants are expected to plan a European Heritage Days event in 2024.

How to apply

Interested in applying? Fill out the application form on the link below, and subject to the outlined conditions, your story will be published on the European Heritage Days website.

Both individuals and legal entities can submit their stories.

To be eligible to apply for the competitive award procedure for a grant of up to €10 000, a maximum of one project proposal per organisation can also be submitted along with your Story.

Pre-selected projects may be invited to apply for grants in a second round of applications.

Timeline of the call

  • January 24, 2024: Launch of the Call
  • March 15, 2024: Deadline for submission
  • March 15 - April 15, 2024: Pre-selection of eligible Stories for grants
  • April 16 - May 19, 2024: Second stage of grant procedures
  • May 20 - June 19, 2024: Final selection of project proposals
  • June 28, 2024: Notification of selection
  • August 1, 2024: Start of project activities
  • August - December 2024: Monitoring stage
  • March 31, 2025: End of the implementation stage
  • April 30, 2025: Reporting and evaluation

About European Heritage Days

European Heritage Days is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the Council of Europe, running since 1999. They are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by people living in Europe.

They help bring people together and highlight the European dimension of cultural heritage in the countries that signed the European Cultural Convention. Up to 70 000 events are organised each year to help raise awareness of the value of this common heritage and the need to preserve it for present and future generations.

Tagged in:  Protecting cultural heritage
Published:  25 Jan 2024