3 Heritage Label sites supported for the European Heritage Days
As part of the European Heritage Days, the Council of Europe and the Commission invited sites to apply for funding for interesting and innovative projects across Europe.
The European Commission and the Council of Europe published a call in February 2023 for the support of European Heritage Label projects under the joint action European Heritage Days targeting European heritage sites practitioners.
The following three sites have been selected to receive grant support for their cultural heritage projects:
Nemea is emblematic for the organisation of the Nemean Games in antiquity, which is part of Europe’s sports roots.
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The 2023 European Heritage Days event season is on
Heritage Days highlight the role of heritage sites in local identities. At events happening across Europe, visitors can understand the impact that historic buildings have in preserving local identities.
In 2023 the theme of the event series is Living Heritage. Organisers are encouraged to explore topics on skills, practices and memories passed from one generation to the next and how they can be safeguarded for the future.
European Heritage Days dates vary by country, with most taking place between August and November. In 2023, the season starts with events in Ireland and Armenia.
Europe is home to rich and diverse cultural heritage, and each place has a story to tell. The European Commission created the European Heritage Label to celebrate this and recognise the ongoing importance of cultural heritage sites that have played a significant role in Europe's shared history and values.
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.
The Days are also a chance for organisers and visitors to reflect on how to protect our tangible, intangible and natural heritage. They promote sustainable tourism, better resource management, and they make us consider our relationship with nature through art and cultural practices, and the ways in which we take care of wildlife and biodiversity.