This December 7th was the final conference to celebrate the end of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. It was the perfect occasion to anounce one of the sustainable results of the year: a European framework for cultural heritage (European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage).
More than 6.2 million people participated at more than 11,700 events in 37 countries during the year.
European Framework The European framework for cultural heritage includes joint activities at European level, in particular in EU policies and programs. It will be implemented by the European Commission in 2019 and 2020. The decision was made on 60 actions based on four principles and five thematic areas. The Framework for Action has been prepared by the EU Member States, the European Parliament, civil society organizations, cultural operators and international organizations such as the Council of Europe and UNESCO. An annual cultural heritage forum will also be set up as a platform for consultation and exchange of best practice on sustainable and participatory policies. It will bring together European institutions, EU Member States, European cultural heritage networks and international organizations.