Cultural heritage can help the citizens of Europe to look beyond their specific national, regional or local features developing a feeling of shared belonging and history, in line with the fundamental European values of humanism and democracy. Cultural heritage highlights the importance of the knowledge, skills and know-how, imported or exported, that have emerged in Europe through the ages and contributed to build its society.

 Recommended courses of action for S3

  • Use the many varied expressions of heritage to promote and spread the fundamental values of Europe and of European culture and society
  • Underline the fact that the diversity of our cultural heritage has both a European and a local dimension
  • Identify and highlight the tangible and intangible exogenous influences that have contributed to the history of European society and European culture
  • Identify and highlight the exchanges of skills and know-how, imported or exported
  • Use wording and presentation approaches adapted to different audiences to show that our heritage and our cultural diversity are assets for the future of Europe
  • Produce written, audiovisual and digital material in several languages, creating links between a particular site or event and the other cultures concerned
  • Take part in European Heritage Days and other events highlighting the link between cultural heritage and European values, ideals and principles
  • Disseminate the spirit of the “European Heritage Label” to generate enthusiasm using examples of regional or local cultural heritage
  • Encourage and promote the “European Capitals of Culture”
  • Draw up a collective and interdisciplinary history of heritage in Europe

 Good practices for S3