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April 2020

Certification cycle 2020-2021 underway: applications now open

23 April @ 8:00 am - 31 July @ 5:00 pm

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are subject to regular monitoring and three-year evaluation procedure through independent expert reports and recommendations. This year, 4 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will undergo the process of regular evaluation: European Mozart Ways, Saint Martin of Tours Route, Huguenot and Waldensian Trail and the European Route of Megalithic Culture. Each year, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme sees a number of cultural route networks applying for certification. In order to…

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May 2020

Call for entries: Cultural gems: Culture from home

21 May 2020 - 31 July 2021

Cultural gems maps cultural and creative places in European cities and towns. Today a wide selection of online initiatives and events will be accessible from this platform. Travel restrictions and social distancing are limiting our possibility to visit places and to taste cultural fragrances of European cities and towns in person. Museums, theatres, local cultural organisations, libraries, and many more are working to keep culture alive online in this difficult time. Cultural gems collects and organises these initiatives on its…

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Call for votes: Vote for the 2020 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

21 May - 1 September

VOTE for the 2020 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards You must vote for 3 projects. Your first vote counts for 3 points, your second vote for 2 and the third vote for 1. The winner of the Public Choice Award will be determined by the total number of votes. You cannot vote for the same country more than once. You can leave a comment for your favourite project(s) to be potentially featured in the Europa Nostra website. You…

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June 2020

Call for papers: Journal of European Landscapes

18 June - 18 August
Journal of European Landscapes

The Journal of European Landscapes (JEL) is a new, completely Open Access, peer-reviewed publication. The Journal of European Landscapes provides a platform for interdisciplinary and transnational research into landscape. The historical and heritage dimensions of landscape are important, but the spatial, physical, visual, representational, philosophical and other landscape dimensions are also included. In many cases this requires interdisciplinary research across academic disciplines ranging from archaeology, anthropology and art history, to geography, earth sciences, economics, tourism studies and sociology. The journal…

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Call for applications: Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2020

21 June @ 8:00 am - 20 July @ 5:00 pm

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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Call for chapters: Advances in interdisciplinary cultural heritage studies

21 June @ 8:00 am - 27 July @ 5:00 pm

The European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage with the support of the Portuguese publisher MAZU PRESS is preparing the book (paperback and e-book, Mazu Press 2020) ADVANCES IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CULTURAL HERITAGE STUDIES (Editors: Alexandra de Carvalho Antunes, Grigor Angjeliu and Mariagrazia Bellanova) All students and researchers at the early stages of their careers (post-PhD included!) are invited to submit chapter proposals according to the template below. All innovative perspectives on material and immaterial cultural heritage are welcome. For more information click here.

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Call for applications: European Museum of the Year Award

21 June @ 8:00 am - 1 August @ 5:00 pm

European Museum of the Year Award 2021 to Go Ahead – Application Deadline Extended As many countries in Europe start to leave lockdown and to open up museums, the EMF has decided to go ahead with the competition for EMYA 2021. The awards date back to 1977 and are an important part of Europe’s heritage. Recognising museums for their achievements in innovation and public quality seems more relevant than ever.  Given the difficulties being experienced by museums, we will extend the…

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Call for nominations: 7 Most Endangered 2021: Let’s save Europe’s endangered heritage sites together

21 June @ 8:00 am - 7 September @ 5:00 pm

Many heritage treasures all over Europe are threatened due to a series of natural, human-related or climate change causes, particularly in these trying times. Do you happen to know an important endangered heritage gem in Europe – such as an historic monument or an ensemble of historic monuments, an archaeological site, a place of worship, an industrial complex, a historic park, a museum or a movable heritage asset? Then nominate it for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2021! You can nominate endangered…

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Call for posters and videos: Designing participation for cultural heritage

21 June @ 8:00 am - 30 September @ 5:00 pm

Call for Posters and Videos Unfortunately the REACH conference planned for the 4-5 June 2020 in Pisa has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The call for posters and videos is still alive and the contributions will be published online. 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 Call…

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Call for applications: European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021

21 June @ 8:00 am - 1 October @ 5:00 pm

The ILUCIDARE Special Prizes will identify and promote best practices in heritage-led innovation and international relations. Awarded projects will receive either a European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award or an ILUCIDARE Special Prize. Applications for the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021 are now open. For more information click here. Click here to apply.

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Call for responses: EEC and NEMO survey: Using digital collections and digital tools in education

21 June @ 8:00 am - 31 July @ 5:00 pm

The Europeana Education community (EEC) and the NEMO Working Group LEM – the Learning Museum invite you to complete a survey mapping museum educators’ needs with regard to the use of digital collections and how to use digital tools to engage with schools and students. The survey also collect input on current training needs from museum educators and the results will be used to plan training opportunities on how to use digital cultural heritage with students in compulsory education. Contribute…

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August 2020

Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference

26 August - 30 August
University College London, Gower St
London, United Kingdom
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Organised by the UCL Institute of Archaeology at University College London in association with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Heritage Priority Area. For more information, please visite the conference’s website: https://achs2020london.com/ The conference’s theme—Futures—invites participants to explore a range of issues, including the future of critical heritage studies; newly emerging concepts, themes and methods for the study of heritage; the future of heritage management, governance and diplomacy; evolving and nascent forms of heritage, and how they might be…

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September 2020

Applied Nuclear Physics (ANP) conference

13 September - 18 September
Czech Technical University, 166 36 Prague 6
Prague, Czech Republic
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The European Physical Society (EPS) introduces the new Applied Nuclear Physics (ANP) conference promoted by the EPS Nuclear Physics Division. The ANP conference will provide an open forum for scientists and engineers working in the wide field of nuclear applications with particular emphasis on energy, health, space, environment, material science, preservation and cultural heritage. This is a unique opportunity for scientists from these different communities to exchange views and foster synergies to find new ways and horizons to the challenges…

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Heritage in Motion

18 September
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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Digital Transformation in Cultural Heritage Institutions

19 September - 25 September
Museum of Art and History, Rue Charles-Galland 2
Geneva, 1206 Switzerland
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The CIDOC Conference 2020 in Geneva will address an important societal theme that cannot be ignored nowadays: digital transformation in cultural heritage institutions. The use of digital technology, though marginal at first, has gradually reshaped documentation practices and transformed almost all aspects of museum work, sometimes even pushing institutions to deviate from traditional conceptions of what their roles should be. The conference, organized by the Museum of Art and History of the City of Geneva, will take place from September…

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NETCHER conference: Illicit trafficking of cultural heritage

21 September @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, -
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In the frame of the European Heritage Days, the NETCHER project will organize a public conference on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Heritage. European renowned experts will speak to youngsters and adults with the mediation of a famous expert Youtuber. The event will take place in the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium (Brussels) or on the web, depending on upcoming developments regarding COVID-19. For more information click here.

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The best in heritage 2020

23 September - 25 September
dubrovnik dubrovnik, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska) + Google Map

The Best in Heritage is an annual conference on which award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects present their success stories. Representatives of over forty laureates elaborate on their achievements, which have been recognised by professional juries over the past year for their outstanding quality. Aim of the conference is to promote these exceptional projects which demonstrate innovation and excellence concerning the care and communication of heritage. The Best in Heritage is taking place in Dubrovnik every year at the end…

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International Congress on dry stone

27 September @ 8:00 am - 5 October @ 5:00 pm
Konavle, Trumbićev put 25
Komavle, Cavtat Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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Civil society organisation DRAGODID and International scientific society for dry stone interdisciplinary study S.D.S - Société ScientifiqueInternationale pour l'Etude la Pierre Sèche S.P.S. wish to announce the be held on October 2nd-4th 2020 in Croatia the host of the Congress. Save the date! Congress aims to bring together dry stone practitioners, researchers, professionals and enthusiasts in order to spread knowledge and techniques, discuss topicalities and widen the cooperation network between countries. All interested can participate as listeners, speakers and/or poster…

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SEMINAR Digital Technology and heritage – Challenges and Issues

29 September - 30 September

SEMINAR Digital Technology and heritage – Challenges and Issues Digital applied to heritage represents an important field of digital humanities, and also of what is now known as “Heritage Science”. It encompasses all aspects of heritage, from cultural to natural, tangible to intangible, physical to digital. It brings together heterogeneous scientific competence in a dialogue that stimulates creativity and opens new perspectives for the understanding, transmission and sharing of heritage elements. This significant progress, in a field with a high…

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October 2020

4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings

7 October - 8 October
Fraunhofer Institut for Building Physics IBP, Fraunhoferstr. 10
Valley, Germany
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After tree successful conferences organised by Casas Históricas y Singulares and Ars Civilis in Madrid (2014), the Belgian Building Research Institute in Brussels (2016) and the Swedish Energy Agency, Uppsala University and the Swedish National Heritage Board in Visby (2018) we are proud to announce the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings which will be held October 7th to 8th, 2020 in Benediktbeuern, Germany. Achieving the ambitious governmental and societal goals in CO2 reduction needed to mitigate global climate change requires the contribution of all sectors including buildings and the construction industry.…

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Save the date: ERIH Annual Conference

7 October - 9 October
Museum of Industry, Minnemeers 10
Ghent, 9000 Belgium
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"Keeping the wheels turning - Succession Planning for Industrial Heritage" This year’s ERIH Annual Conference tackles the topical issue of how we can protect industrial heritage by ensuring that skills and knowledge are passed on to future generations. 7 - 9 October 2020 at ERIH Anchor Point Museum of Industry. Ghent. Belgium Alternative: ONLINE Conference 8 October 2020

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European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

10 October - 15 October

The 2020 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is coming up on 12-15 October in Brussels, Belgium.  The preparations for this 18th edition have already started. The main topics of 2020 are: Green Europe Cohesion and cooperation (including also the celebration of 30 years of Interreg!) Empowering citizens Call for event partners is open #EURegionsWeek offers plenty of opportunities to actively contribute to the event and the agenda. Call for 'event partners' and session proposals is open until 27 March 2020. You can…

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Florence Heri-Tech

14 October - 16 October
Villa Vittoria, Palazzo dei Congressi
Florence, Italy
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-- POSTPONED TO 14 to 16 October 2020 -- The International Conference Florence Heri-tech: the Future of Heritage Science and Technologies, involves a large number of researches and scholars from around the world and puts the industry's current issues under spotlight, specifically on issues related to innovative techniques and technologies for Cultural Heritage. The Conference is part of the Florence International Biennial for Art and Restoration, an international event attracting prestigious institutions and companies and creating a unique opportunity to…

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Conference: Contested Heritage, the Art Market and Ethical and Legal Issues

20 October @ 8:00 pm - 22 October @ 5:00 pm
Leiden (tbd) Leiden, Netherlands + Google Map

POSTPONED TO 20 October 2020 The National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) together with the Centre for Museums, Collections and Society and the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development organize a two day conference on the theme of contested heritage, the art marktet and ethical and legal issues. More information will follow soon and will be published first on globalheritage.nl.

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International Conference for Cultural Tourism

22 October - 24 October

​​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 and cultural tourism product development. The conference aims to explore major challenges, risks and opportunities for sustainable and responsible tourism development related to culture and heritage assets, as well as suggest practical steps for the development and promotion of cultural tourism products. The…

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