ERRIN Activities in the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Date: 25/07/2018

2018 marks the European Year of Cultural Heritage. For the occasion, the ERRIN Opening Science Working Group held the conference “The Road from War to Peace, More Democracy and European Integration. War Architecture, Sites and Memories as Part of European Heritage and History” on 3rd July 2018 at the House of European History in Brussels with the support of 12 ERRIN regions[1]. The event contributed to the activities commemorating the First World War centenary and aimed to stimulate the discussions on the role of war memorials today and the question if there is a European meaning as well as a mission beyond the different national contexts.

A summary of the discussion is attached here. More information on the regional examples of war architecture, memorial sites and memories presented during the event is available below.

The conference was part of the official programme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

Continuing within the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the ERRIN Tourism Working Group is organising the event “Experience economy: a personalised and sustainable approach towards cultural heritage” on 20th September 2018 with the support of the Design and Creativity, ICT and Opening Science Working Groups. The objective of the workshop is twofold: promotion and awareness raising by presenting funding opportunities, and inspiring good practices for regions on how to boost experience industries as enablers of cultural heritage offers. The agenda of the event is available here.

Please note that also this event has been awarded the official logo of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

[1] Aragón (ES), South Moravia (CZ), Bremen (DE), Saxony (DE), East-North Finland (FI), Berlin (DE), Flanders (BE), Trentino (IT), Lower Silesia (PL), North-East Romania (RO), Normandy (FR), Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT)