European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Throwback

The European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018 put European heritage and culture on the map. In a recent monitoring report the results and impact of the year speaks loud and clear; 9 558 740 people attended 18 365 events across Europe. NEMO contributed to the EYCH 2018 and will continue working towards highlighting and celebrating European heritage and make sure that the legacy of the year lives on.

NEMO organised 17 events with about 1600 participants during the EYCH 2018 and awarded 33 events with the EYCH label. As a member of the stakeholder committee, NEMO was able to award events with the label and five of these projects were chosen to further present their projects in the European Project Slam of EYCH 2018 at NEMO’s Annual Conference in November 2018 in Valletta, Malta. The Project Slam encouraged people to apply for the label and to get involved with the year. All together, 12 834 events and projects were awarded the EYCH label by the different stakeholders.

NEMO was also part of creating one of 51 High Level events that were organised between 7 December 2017 - 31 December 2019. On 19 June 2018, during the European Heritage Summitt, NEMO invited the public to a dance at the event A Museum Night out - Dance at the Museum. 872 people danced for European heritage and culture at NEMO’s event and all in all 1 096 170 people participated in the High Level events organised across Europe.

The year also made an impact online. The hashtag #EuropeForCulture was used 146 000 times by 42 000 unique users. NEMO’s online contribution counts to 296 posts on Facebook and Twitter, which gained 325 856 impressions.

The year culminated with the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage that ensures the year’s legacy by developing further concrete actions. The Framework for Action promotes and puts into practice an integrated and participatory approach to cultural heritage, and contributes to the mainstreaming of cultural heritage across EU policies. NEMO’s trainings for museum professionals are mentioned as a successful example of how “Pillar 1: Participation and access for all” can be achieved.