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...)
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.
- Meeting of the National Coordinators, Strasbourg, France, 23-24 February 2015
- Meeting of the Steering Group, Strasbourg, France, 22 February 2015
- Celebrating EHD, Baku 2014: "Local communities shaping the European dimension of Heritage" Baku, Azerbaijan, 14-16 October 2014