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2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage

2018 has been designated by the European Commission as the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Member countries across the whole of Europe will be holding activities exploring and celebrating cultural heritage across four objectives - engagement, sustainability, protection and innovation. Each country will have its own national co-ordinator and anyone holding an event that fits within the themes will be able to advertise their event through a dedicated website. North of England Civic Trust are acting as the UK national Co-ordinator and we will be posting details of events on the EYCH website, facebook and twitter (@2018eychuk) pages throughout the year.

Cultural heritage is wide ranging, and includes buildings, landscapes, traditional crafts, industrial heritage, archaeology, literature, art and oral history among many others. Activities that raise awareness of our shared heritage (events with a European angle) can be included in the programme for the year, and can range from a single activity on one day to a series of activities over a longer period, so an open day at an historic building showcasing its collection of European paintings, or a series of lectures at a college or university, or a music or film festival over a few days or weeks could all be eligible. More detail about the objectives and eligible criteria can be found on the EYCH website.

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We will also have a dedicated email address so that if you are interested in joining the programme you can contact us through that.

During 2018 the European Commission is publishing 6 newsletters to accompany the Year of Cultural Heritage, You can read the latest newsletter here