Creative Europe’s Framework on Cultural Heritage ensures that the Legacy of the EYCH 2018 Remains a Priority

On 5 December 2018, the document “European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage” was released. The framework builds on the results of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 by making sure that the legacy of the year will live on through concrete actions. The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee support the approach announced in the Framework for Action.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 will soon reach its end but measures have been taken to make sure that the impact of the year remains. The European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage was announced in the new European Agenda for Culture and it responds to the invitation of European Leaders and cultural stakeholders. The Framework promotes and puts into practice an integrated and participatory approach to cultural heritage and contributes to the mainstreaming of cultural heritage across EU policies.

The European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage is based on five pillars:

  • Cultural heritage for an inclusive Europe: participation and access for all
  • Cultural heritage for a sustainable Europe: smart solutions for a cohesive and sustainable future
  • Cultural heritage for a resilient Europe: safeguarding endangered heritage
  • Cultural heritage for an innovative Europe: mobilising knowledge and research
  • Cultural heritage for stronger global partnerships: reinforcing international cooperation

The actions presented in the Framework are planned to be launched in 2019 and 2020.

Access the full Framework here.