The European Year of Cultural Heritage is intended for the sharing and appreciation of Europe's cultural heritage, to raise awareness of our common history and values, and to reinforce a sense of belonging in a common European space.
The Year will be managed by the European Commission, with the active participation of cultural heritage organisations and other culture sector stakeholders including trans-national cultural networks, NGOs and cultural organisations. Like other European Years, the EYCH 2018 will be implemented through information and promotion campaigns, events and initiatives at European, national and local levels.
To enable an exchange and database for information the EC launched "Voices of Culture and Heritage".
It aims to a) open a dialogue with civil society and stakeholders active in the field of cultural heritage through six physical meetings in Brussels (up to three in 2017 and 2018 each), and b) allow for an exchange of information on ideas and activities planned during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, both by the EU and by the involved stakeholders, through a database.
Applications are open to organisations working in the field of cultural heritage and culture more broadly, who would like to play a role in the Year and are willing to share their expertise and ideas in a dialogue with the European Commission. Travel, hotel and food expenses will be covered by the European Commission.
You can find further information about the Voices of Culture and Heritage process here.
The deadline for applications is 24 February 2017 (24:00 CET).