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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The aim of the Year is to encourage more people to discover and explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Details of implementation can be found online, and this summary gives a short overview (PDF) about the main aims and objectives of the EYCH 2018.

As other European Years, 2018 will be implemented through initiatives and events at European, national, regional and local levels. At European level, implementation of the EYCH 2018 will be a joint effort of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council and also the Committee of Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee. At country level, the Year is being organised by national coordinators, designated by each EU Member State.

The European Music Council has been actively involved in the preparation for the year as a member of the EYCH Stakeholder Committee as part of the Structured Dialogue (Voice of Culture).

EYCH2018 website

European Forum on Music 2018

Save the date: European Forum on Music, 7-10 June 2018, Oslo, Norway

EMC’s main event, the European Forum on Music, will take place from 7 to 10 June 2018 in Oslo, Norway in cooperation with the Norwegian Music Council. The European Year of Cultural Heritage is a great occasion to put the focus on this important issue under the theme “Looking Back – Looking Forward: The future of Europe’s Musical Roots“ (working title).

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European Culture Forum 2017

The European Culture Forum 2017, included the official opening of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, in Milan, Italy on 7-8 December 2017. The European Culture Forum is a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission to raise the profile of European cultural cooperation, to bring together cultural sectors' key players and to debate on EU culture policy and initiatives.

The official website for the European Year of Cultural Heritage will be launched at the European Culture Forum.

EYCH 2018 and social media

If you are active on social media, follow or use #EuropeForCulture – the official hashtag for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018!