European Year for Cultural Heritage 2018: Commission launches a call for proposals

Today, under its Creative Europe programme for the cultural and creative sectors, the Commission launches a call for proposals to fund transnational cooperation projects linked to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The call is an invitation to cultural actors such as concert halls, opera houses and theatre groups across the EU to get involved in the Year’s activities to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “Today, we are taking another step towards making the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 a reality. Our rich cultural heritage is a great asset. It is about much more than the past – it has a key role in building our future. We are looking for projects that will highlight the European dimension of that rich cultural heritage in all its forms. As President Juncker said in his State of the Union Address, we must celebrate cultural diversity in 2018.” In total, €5 million are expected to be available for the heritage projects. The Commission will favour projects that focus on awareness raising and communication activities, and which will make a long-term impact. The deadline for submission is 22 November 2017. Projects should start between January and September 2018, and can run for a maximum duration of 24 months. More information on the Year is available here.