CHARTER Alliance presents 8 education and training pathways and occupations for the future of the cultural heritage sector

A new report by the European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance CHARTER presents recommendations to futureproof 8 segments of heritage education and training (E&T) where CHARTER deems that curricula needs to be developed or existing curricula should be adapted.

The guidelines provide support to E&T providers, assistance to heritage organisations and employers for in-house training; guidance to prospective students; insights to policymakers concerned with legislating pertinent laws and regulations; and researchers focused on the heritage sector. 

The guidelines are useful for the whole cultural heritage sector, addressing key topics such as safeguarding of traditional crafts, collaboration with other sectors, illicit trafficking and restitution of cultural property, the digital transition community engagement and sustainability in built heritage, among many others. 

These guidelines do not only outline education and training pathways, they also consider future professional profiles indispensable for the heritage sector. They serve as a strategic compass, steering the sector towards a sustainable future.


NEMO is a partner of the Erasmus+ funded project CHARTER Alliance, which 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.