European Year of Cultural Heritage: European Parliament and Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union agree on EYCH 2018
News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, NEMO activities | 10.02.2017
On 9 February, the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement with the current presidency of the Council of the European Union for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 marking a big step in the work and advocacy of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 that NEMO is part of.
The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 aims to draw great attention to the value and contribution of a shared European cultural heritage and history to the identity of European citizens.
The European Heritage Alliance 3.3, an informal European sectoral platform composed of 40 European or international networks and organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage, agreed to work more closely together to promote the untapped potential of Europe's heritage, cultural and natural, immovable and movable. NEMO is a member of the alliance.
In a joint letter of December 2016, the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 had called on EU leaders "to ensure that the European Year of Cultural Heritage is supported with adequate financial resources at all levels of governance: from European to national, regional and local". The appeal was reiterated on the occasion of the informal Malta Summit on 3 February 2017.
Through the agreement Member States, EU institutions and other stakeholders in the cultural field were enabled to better prepare and coordinate the activities for the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The formal adoption of the agreement by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union is expected soon.
With the agreement funding of 8 million Euro has been allocated for the year and its planning.
Additional source and further information: Europa Nostra