2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The initiative, based on the concept “our heritage: where the past meets the future”, aims to encouraging people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage diversity across Europe at EU, national, regional and local level. The European Year for Cultural Heritage aims thus at promoting Europe’s cultural heritage as a common resource. It contributes to raise awareness on history and shared values and to strengthen a sense of belonging to a common European space. Cultural Heritage is also a driving force for the cultural and creative sectors. It plays an important role in creating and enhancing Europe's social inclusion, regional cooperation and development, innovation, competitiveness and new skills.
The conference aims at highlighting the role of EU regions in promoting culture and cultural heritage. In particular, through this event the RICC regions aim at:
- giving a contribution to the four objectives identified for the legacy of the EYCH: engagement, sustainability, protection, innovation and skills;
- inviting other European networks to work together with the RICC regions in order to plan common actions to put in place, going beyond the EYCH.
The event intends to promote the discussion on the cultural agenda at EU level also in view of the forthcoming programming period.
Please find more information and registration here.