European year of Cultural Heritage-2018: An impressive result to be consolidated


The European Year of cultural Heritage -2018 is a success story both for the large and qualified participation and for the EU enhancement of the cultural policies. Never the teamwork between the EU institutions (Commission, Parliament and Council) worked so closely, mainstreaming the Cultural Heritage as a shared resource able to connect the communities and the stakeholders and to strengthen the intrinsic cultural values, economy, cooperation and external relations. The EYCH legacy is now implemented into the main EU multiannual Agendas, Work plan and Programs, with improved resources, detailed plans of action and shared governance. After the recent European elections, is now to the new EU represerntatives to bring these premises to a stronger reality.


Cultural Heritage; Culture; European Union; Cultural Policy

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