“Youth for the Future of Cultural Heritage in Europe” survey launched by Europa Nostra and partners

The survey will serve as the backbone of a policy paper on youth involvement in cultural heritage

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As a contribution to the European Year of Youth 2022, Europa Nostra and partner organisations working with youth in cultural heritage are launching a broad consultation on “Youth for the Future of Cultural Heritage in Europe.”

The consultation, aiming at empowering and raising the voice of Europe’s young generation, is developed in collaboration with the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH), the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the European Heritage Tribune (EHT), The Future is Heritage, Europeana Initiative Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group and the European Heritage Volunteers

While promoting democratic participation, intergenerational dialogue, and cooperation, the Europe-wide consultation aims to identify young people’s most pressing needs, dreams, and aspirations for the future of the cultural heritage sector. It will explore young people’s visions on how cultural heritage should be integrated into key aspects of society, such as digital transformation, peacebuilding, sustainable development, health, tourism, or everyday heritage, just to name a few strands.

You can respond to the 10-minute online anonymous survey until 31 August 2022. The gathered responses will form the backbone of a policy paper which seeks to trigger concrete actions to foster youth involvement in the cultural heritage sector and thus ensure a long-term legacy of the European Year of Youth 2022.

You can take the survey here and find more information here.

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