CHARTER Alliance launches Cultural Heritage Literature Collection Database

The new database by the European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance CHARTER presents a user-friendly resource to explore bibliography on heritage education and training in the field of cultural heritage. As a project partner, NEMO is happy to share the database and the accompanying report.

The database contains a collection of resources related to education and training in the cultural heritage sector, with the aim of:

  • Providing references to map cultural heritage profiles.
  • Understanding the skills needed to meet the demands of the job market.
  • Identifying gaps in the training offer in higher education, lifelong learning and VET.

The Work Package 3 ‘Vocational Education and Training and beyond’ of the Erasmus+ funded project The European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance CHARTER has developed the database and the accompanying report. The collection of resources covers documents from the Bologna process (1999) and onwards, with a focus on literature of European Union relevance. It contains articles, official documents, laws and regulations, frameworks and books.

The Literature Collection is the results of a collaborative process among CHARTER project partners, using Zotero as the tool to collect the contributions and be later exported in many formats. The database is public and will be constantly updated until the end of the project.

All cultural heritage stakeholders are invited to explore this resource, which contributes not only to the project, but the sector at large.


CHARTER, the European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance, brings together and represents the whole range of the cultural heritage sector in Europe. The 47 project partners strive towards making apparent the value of cultural heritage and creating a resilient and responsive sector.

CHARTER works towards creating a lasting, comprehensive strategy that will guarantee Europe has the necessary cultural heritage skills to support sustainable societies and economies.

The Erasmus+ funded project maps the current and future needs of the sector to bridge the gap of skills shortages and mismatches between the educational and occupational fields.