The European Year of Cultural Heritage just kicked off under the motto “Our Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”. Over the course of 2018, numerous events will be held and initiatives spearheaded across Europe with a view to encouraging citizens to discover the cultural heritage of their towns, regions, countries and of Europe as a whole.
Due to its diversity and richness, cultural heritage brings people together and builds a shared understanding of places that make up the great European continent. From the ancient myth about Europa to today’s home of more than 500 million people, the heritage lays in our villages and towns, chateaux and chapels, art works and museums, but also in our homes, crafts and cuisine.
With a view to promoting the European year of cultural heritage, the EU Info Centre and EU Delegation to Serbia, in cooperation with the digital platform Europeana, designed a 2018 calendar that features a small portion of the rich cultural heritage of Serbia and Europe, i.e. Serbia’s contribution to Europeana portal and a selection of items submitted to the portal. This is the first step in celebrating the year of cultural heritage. Numerous activities will ensue in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Nis – at the EU Info Centre and two EU Info Points.
In Brussels, EU institutions are also planning numerous activities related to the European year of cultural heritage. A call for proposals has been launched within the Creative Europe programme for cooperation projects in the area of cultural heritage. Additional funding opportunities have also been announced under other EU programmes – Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, Horizon 2020, etc.
See below the full calendar for 2018: