Mon, Sep 11th, 2017
Look around! At the buildings that surround us, our natural landscape and the feelings we have towards them. Cultural heritage is the fabric of our lives and our societies. It helps us understand how we came to be here and why we do the things we do. It is in the way we talk, read, express ourselves: through music, art, crafts, food…..EVERYTHING!
Cultural heritage brings communities together through shared understanding and common challenges, and it creates an inclusive culture in the places we live. The digital world is adding a new dimension to the way we access and experience our heritage. Next year, all across Europe there’ll be celebrations of our cultural heritage throughout the year.
Across Europe in 2018, Erasmus+ applicants will be encouraged to tie in with the European Year of Cultural Heritage. So… whether you’re applying this October or planning an application for the Spring deadlines next year, why not think about adding a cultural dimension to your project?
The European Solidarity Corps has the potential to provide support to the activities of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and cultural heritage activities in general. The types of projects with solidarity dimension that might involve young people include:
The European Year of Cultural Heritage aims to:
European cultural heritage allows us to understand the past and to look to our future. By highlighting cultural heritage in 2018, we will emphasise:
The Themes of the year are Engagement, Value, Protection and Innovation. Engagement includes:
Many thanks to the The Heritage Council/An Comhairle Oidhreachta for the images used in this article.