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European Heritage Days start today

The initieative provide accesss to thousands rarely opened sites and events

  • September 15, 2018 10:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
Medium naslovnica brosure ehd2018
Source: European Commission

European Heritage Days provide access to thousands of rarely opened sites and unique events to over 20 million people every year. During the European Heritage Days, doors are open to thousands of monuments and sites (some of them normally closed to the public), allowing people to enjoy free visits, learn about their shared cultural heritage and become actively involved in the safeguarding of Europe's heritage for present and future generations. It is the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event in Europe. The Council of Europe launched the initiative in 1985.

The initiative is designed to:

  • raise awareness of Europe's cultural richness and diversity
  • stimulate interest in Europe's cultural heritage
  • counter racism and xenophobia and encourage greater tolerance for other cultures across Europe
  • inform the public and governments (or policymakers) about the need to protect cultural heritage 
  • invite Europe to respond to the social, political and economic challenges of the culture sector

Source: European Commission

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