The European Heritage Days are pleased to announce the publication of new Handbook for National Coordinators and Stakeholders.
Democratic participation in cultural life and the right to practise one’s own culture is essential for the well-being of societies where multiple identities and narratives are important assets.
The European Heritage Days, a joint Programme of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by people living in Europe. The pan-European nature of the events contributes to bringing citizens together and highlighting the European dimension and the value of cultural heritage in the 50 signatory States of the European Cultural Convention.
Tens of thousands of events are organised every year in order to help raise awareness of Europe's heritage and the continuous need for its protection, as well as to create shared cultural heritage experiences, promote inclusiveness and foster creativity and imagination.
The Handbook aims to facilitate the work of the National Coordinators and other stakeholders who all play an essential role in the successful organisation of the European Heritage Days.