Fostering innovation in heritage professions: the effect of the EYCH


The European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 highlighted and celebrated the values of cultural heritage and its role as a driver of social cohesion and economic development, which requires an integrated approach in olicy making. The consultation process to help develop these policies reflected the right of all in society to participate in cultural heritage. This paper describes the work that took place in identifying traditional and emerging professions in the field of cultural heritage and specifically issues around the transfer of skills and knowledge. Dialogues initiated by the European Commission were facilitated by the mechanisms of the Open Method of Coordination and the Voices of Culture under the Work Plan for Culture.


Heritage professions; competences; skills; knowledge; education; training; mapping; skills transfer; values; care; conservation-restoration

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