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January 2020

Call to articipate in the open international idea competition for the Linnanniemi area of Turku

9 January @ 8:00 am - 21 April @ 5:00 pm

An international idea competition will be organised for the area comprising Turku Castle, its surroundings and the western bank of the mouth of the Aura River in order to find a comprehensive overall idea as well as versatile development options for this historically and culturally important area. The competition is open between the 9th of January and the 21st of April 2020. The unique history and the maritime nature of Linnanniemi area are important features in the construction and planning…

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March 2020

EHT Calendar during the Coronavirus outbreak

17 March @ 8:00 am - 14 June @ 5:00 pm


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April 2020

HTHIC2020 Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism

6 April - 8 April

HTHIC2020 | Mendrisio | Switzerland | 6-8 April 2020 Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism  Call for Papers and Presentations www.heritagetourismhospitality.org Following successful conferences in Istanbul (Turkey), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Pori (Finland), USI - Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) and consultancy Elgin & Co. (The Hague, Netherlands) are pleased to announce the 4th Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference (HTHIC2020), and cordially invite researchers, practitioners and policymakers to share their knowledge and experience. Conference Themes HTHIC focuses on the question: How can tourism…

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Call for papers: Conference theme: Fostering heritage communities

15 April

Heritage lives through the people dedicated to it. What role could such communities play in interpreting natural and cultural heritage? ‘Fostering heritage communities’ is the title of our next Interpret Europe Conference from 8 to 11 May 2020 in Haapsalu, Estonia. While many parks, monuments and museums might agree that a lively heritage community is invaluable for their site, they often feel challenged by debates with local people and by engaging with volunteers in interpretation, who all bring their own…

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International Day of Monuments and Sites

18 April

Every year, on the occasion of the International Day of  Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS proposes a theme for the  celebrations and activities to be organised by the ICOMOS  National and International Scientific Committees and by other  organisations that wish to participate. In 2020, the theme is Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility. The theme for ‘Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’, reflects the global context of heritage as part of cultural identity at a time of rapid population shift, conflict, and environmental uncertainty.…

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Call for good practices: Cultural Heritage in Action

27 April

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy makers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions. The project shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives as well as develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets. Our consortium led by EUROCITIES with KEA,…

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Call for Posters and Videos

30 April

REACH Final Conference. The Call for Posters and Videos is now open until the 30th April 2020 Download the application form here  The Call for Posters and Videos aims to collect contributions from innovative and interesting Cultural Heritage projects that involve resilient communities and social participation from all over Europe. You are invited to join the Conference and present your achievements for improving a participative and resilient cultural heritage milieu. You can participate with: poster (70 cm X 100 cm) in…

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May 2020

Heritage in Motion: Submit your projects

1 May
Chemnitz Chemnitz, Germany + Google Map

Heritage in Motion is a multimedia competition for the creators and users of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage, cultural and natural, tangible and intangible. Heritage in Motion grants awards and celebrates the best multimedia achievements and products – through varied, creative and innovative means - in order to draw attention to the value of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage in all its facets. Call for projects: Heritage in Motion Award Ceremony, 18th of September…

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Adapt Northern Heritage Conference 2020

5 May - 7 May
Surgeon’s Quarters, Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Climate change is threatening historic places across the world, especially in the world’s northern regions. The international Adapt Northern Heritage Conference 2020 will explore practices and research concerned with: · assessing the environmental impacts of climate change on, and associated risks to, historic places · planning and/or implementing adaptation measures to make historic places more resilient to, or manage their loss because of, climate change This peer-review conference offers themed parallel session over the course of two days with oral…

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60th Annual Conference of the Estonian National Museum

5 May - 7 May
Estonian National Museum , Muuseumi tee 2
Tartu, Estonia
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RELEVANCE 60th Annual Conference of the Estonian National Museum 5.-7. May 2020 in Tartu, Estonia The 60th Annual Conference of the Estonian National Museum from 5.-7.05.2020 sets up sets up a discussion with this quote from Kenneth Hudson on the relevance of museums in the context of museum audiences, approaching museums as means of communication. A good museum is primarily one which provides good service to its visitors, interpreting widely the usefulness of a museum for the community. The number…

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Call for proposals concerning projects of common interest under the Connecting Europe facility in the field of trans-european telecommunication networks

12 May

Call for proposals concerning projects of common interest under the Connecting Eeurope facility in the field of trans-european telecommunication networks The general context for this call for proposals is defined in section 3.1 of the 2019-2020 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom Work Programme1 as published on the call page on the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) website.2 The background and rationale for this call for proposals are defined in section 3.1.1 of the 2019-2020 Work Programme. The priority outcomes…

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Accessibility, Culture and Cultural Heritage

13 May

ROCK programme 'Design for people’s autonomy. Rights to independent living' POSTPONED TO 13th May 2020 In the historical areas of the cities, accessibility has to face the adaptability of places, the scarcity of resources for organic and systematic interventions, the conservative and heritage protection requirements that inevitably affect the field of action. The programme Design for people’s autonomy. Rights to independent living, organised as part of ROCK, is articulated into two workshops. The first one, Accessibility, culture and cultural heritage,…

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Rock Final Conference and Business Matching Event: Innovating Cities: Cultural Heritage in Action

14 May - 15 May
Bologna Bologna, Italy + Google Map

For three years, ten cities participating in the ROCK project – Athens, Bologna, Cluj-Napoca, Eindhoven, Liverpool, Lisbon,  Lyon, Skopje, Turin, and Vilnius – were developing innovative solutions that demonstrate how cultural heritage can be the driving force behind the city’s overall sustainability. Supported by service providers and knowledge brokers from among project partners, the ROCK cities tested and advanced numerous tools and approaches aimed at shaping sustainable, heritage-led urban futures. At the final project conference, they will share their results, lessons learned, and best practices, while the subsequent business matching event will become a…

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Intangible heritage as a tourist destination

29 May
Arnhem Arnhem, Netherlands + Google Map

Op vrijdag 29 mei 2020 organiseren Kenniscentrum Immaterieel Erfgoed Nederland en Werkplaats immaterieel erfgoed een internationale conferentie over ‘Immaterieel Erfgoed als toeristische bestemming’. De dag wordt georganiseerd in samenspraak met Erfgoed Gelderland en met toerisme-docenten en -onderzoekers van hogescholen en universiteiten in Nederland. Over hetzelfde onderwerp zal het tijdschrift Volkskunde een themanummer laten verschijnen.  Sinds het 2003 UNESCO Verdrag inzake de bescherming van het immaterieel erfgoed, is er een toenemende aandacht voor het potentieel van immaterieel erfgoed toerisme. De kracht van…

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June 2020

Call for Presenters: 13th Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe

1 June

The 13th Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe will be held in Krk / Rijeka, Croatia, on 22-24 October 2020, with overall theme: ​ 'Special Interest Tourism development and promotion based on Cultural Heritage' co-organised by City of Krk and University of Rijeka​ ​​The 13th ECTN conference with main theme 'Special Interest Tourism development and promotion based on Cultural Heritage' will discuss the latest trends in the field of culture, heritage and responsible and sustainable tourism, including innovation, digitalisation, creativity…

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Call for Papers: FRH Biennial Conference

1 June

Europe’s Living Religious Heritage FRH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE BARCELONA 22-23 OCTOBER 2020   Deadline: June 1st 2020   Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) is delighted to announce its seventh biennial international conference from 22th to 23th of October 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference will provide a forum for policy debate and exchange of knowledge among decision makers, professionals and volunteers in the field of heritage and culture. The 2020 conference theme “Europe’s Living Religious Heritage” will ask questions about the heritage we…

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Iconic Houses Conference

2 June - 8 June
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25,
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Welcome from Iconic Houses We’re excitedly putting the finishing touches to the programme for next year’s Iconic Houses Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands – which we’re thrilled to announce will include visits to circa 23 unique houses in The Netherlands, Belgium and France! The Iconic Houses Foundation is proud to present its 6th International Conference from 2-8 June 2020 at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The lectures on the two conference days (4 and 5 June) will be devoted to two themes: Thursday…

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REACH: Final Conference in Pisa

4 June - 5 June
Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
Pisa, Italy
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Designing Participation for Cultural Heritage Pisa, 4-5 June 2020 For registration click here The Final Conference of the REACH project will take place on 4-5 June 2020 in Pisa (Italy), hosted by Scuola Normale Superiore. The event will bring together a wide range of representatives from the cultural heritage sector, with the goal of presenting and assessing the results achieved during the project, considering their lasting and substantial impact within the scientific community. It will be the occasion to: illustrate ‘The REACH…

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ESACH Meeting 2020 Madrid

8 June - 10 June

Our 3rd ESACH Meeting 2020 Madrid, “Our common past, our future”, is organised by ESACH and the MA Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century: Management and Research (ESACH Madrid). It aims to innovate following the previous work done in Girona (2018) and Genoa (2019). This meeting is open to ESACH's members and non-members. We want this to be a place for the exchange of knowledges and ideas about our European heritage, but also we hope this event serve for thinking…

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The E-Faith Industrial Heritage Weekend for Associations and Volunteers

12 June - 14 June
Kortrijk Kortrijk, Belgium + Google Map

June 12th - June 14th 2020 To celebrate 20 years of EFAITH, the weekend will be organized in and near KORTRIJK and HARELBEKE (Belgium) in the so-called 'Flax Valley' The theme of the meeting will be "The place and role of volunteers, associations and private companies for the saving and interpretation of industrial and technical heritage” More information to follow on: http://industrialheritage.eu/event/en/2020-weekend

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Call for papers: Conference on cultural heritage and new technologies

12 June

The Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2020 will be held on november 4-6 2020 in Vienna Austria. The “Call for papers, posters, short papers and apps will start April 15, 2020 and end on June 12.    Schedule 2020 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 09:00 – 18:00 Opening, Sessions, Welcome Cocktail Thursday, November 5, 2020 09:00 – 18:00 Session, Round Tables, Mayor’s Cocktail Friday, November 6, 2020 09:00 – 18:00 Sessions, Round Tables, Advanced Archaeological Training, Closing, Informal Farewell…

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International Water History Conference

24 June - 26 June

Start date Wednesday 24 June 2020 - 10:00 End date Friday 26 June 2020 - 17:00 Location Delft University of Technology, exact location tbd The 2020 Delft Water History meeting in the Netherlands will be a unique opportunity to exchange existing and develop new insights on the history of one of our most precious resources. The conference is hosted by the Water Resources Group at Delft University of Technology. Both proposals for individual papers and complete sessions are most welcome.…

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July 2020

Applications open: European Museum of the Year Award

1 July

-- UPDATE -- EMF/EMYA is aware of the obstacles museums across Europe face in completing their applications for the EMYA 2021 awards under the extremely difficult conditions of staff dispersed and working from home due to the coronavirus epidemic.  We are therefore, tentatively, extending the deadline for applications for EMYA2021 until July 1st, 2020. with the EMYA judges travelling in the fall of 2020. -- The European Museum of the Year Award is the continent’s oldest and most prestigious museum prize. …

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Call for applications: Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2020

1 July

For the third year in a row ETC has once again partnered up with the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), Europa Nostra and the Network of European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism (NECSTouR) to contribute to the legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and to encourage the development of sustainable tourism destinations around Europe. The theme of this year’s edition of Awards is ‘Special interest tourism development and promotion based on Cultural Heritage’. The Awards contest is open to tourist destinations across…

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sKBL International Summer School

3 July - 11 July

The first edition of the sKBL International Summer School will start in 2020. Many associate England, France and Germany with beautiful castles and stretched-out rural estates. Within Europe, the Netherlands is not as often associated with this, even though contains hundreds of special castles, historic country houses and rural estates. The sKBL International Summer School wants to change this by focusing on this versatile Dutch monumental heritage with knowledgable participants of various nationalities. The organisation also aspires to create an…

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