Celebration of Europe's cultural heritage

Once a year, citizens in 50 countries celebrate Europe's cultural heritage. This initiative of the European Heritage Days (EHDs), launched by the Council of Europe in 1991, has been since 1999 a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, putting new cultural assets on view and opening up historical buildings normally closed to the public. The cultural events highlight local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art, but the broader aim is to bring citizens together in harmony even though there are differences in cultures and languages. (read more...)

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  • European Heritage Days 2014 in Armenia

    European Heritage Days 2014 in Armenia

    27-28 September 2014

    Armenia

    The European Heritage Days have already formed tradition in Armenia celebrating every year all over the country, which coordination is undertaken by Ministry of Culture of RA. This year it will be...

  • European Heritage Days 2014 in Austria

    European Heritage Days 2014 in Austria

    28 September 2014

    Austria

    This year’s Tag des Denkmals in Austria has the motto < Illusion >  and you will be offered a very special view of our cultural heritage. Playing with the truth – juggling with appearance and...

  • European Heritage Days 2014 in France

    European Heritage Days 2014 in France

    20-21 September 2014

    France

    While the celebration of the 30th edition of the European Heritage Days provided an opportunity to revisit the history of Heritage Protection, "Cultural Heritage, Natural Heritage" theme...

  • European Heritage Days 2014 in Poland

    European Heritage Days 2014 in Poland

    13-14, 20-21 September 2014

    Poland

    The twenty second edition of the European Heritage Days in Poland (13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of September 2014) is being promoted under the nationwide theme “The Heritage – a Source of Identity”....

  • European Heritage Days 2014 in Brussels (Belgium)

    European Heritage Days 2014 in Brussels (Belgium)

    20-21 September 2014

    Brussels, Belgium

    This year, the Heritage Days in the Brussels Capital Region will take place on the 20-21th of September and are dedicated to the theme “History and Memory”. Buildings that witnessed major...

EHD PORTAL

The European Heritage Days Portal is now online!

In the context of Armenia's Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the European Heritage Days Portal was launched in Yerevan on the 30 August 2013. Since then a limited number of countries are uploading events in order to progressively bring the communications tool alive and have it in full working order for all the EHD events in 2014.

 Visit the EHD portal!

EHD 2014: events in europe

Discover the EHD themes of each country!

Each year, the 50 signatory States to the European Cultural Convention take part in the European Heritage Days: national and regional events are organised around a special theme. These themes vary in each country from year to year. They include such topics as: specific forms of heritage; specific periods in history; society’s approaches to heritage.

 EHD themes by country