European Heritage Days

Journées européennes du patrimoine



"Heritage and Nature: A Landscape of Possibilities - 101 Event Ideas", EN

"Patrimoine et nature: un paysage de possibilités - 101 Idées d’initiatives", FR

European Heritage Days: Heritage and Migration - case study paper by The Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Bringing ‘Heritage and Nature’ to life: How to use the interpretive approach: Draft case study paper by Interpret Europe

Open doors and open minds: report by François Matarasso

Handbook on the European heritage days - a practical guide - by Michel Kneubühler

Report on the Future of the European Heritage Days by Susan Williamson


Users' Manual:

EHDs Communications Platform - Users Manual (for the NCs and local organisers).



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CoE Conventions:

Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro, 2005)
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (Strasbourg, 2001)
Convention for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (Valletta, 1992)
Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage (Granada, 1985)
European Cultural Convention (1954)

EU Publications

Conclusions on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe  (Council of the European Union, 2014)

Conclusions on participatory governance of cultural heritage (Council of the European Union, 2014)

Towards an integrated approach towards cultural heritage in Europe (Communication of the European Commission, 2014)

Mapping of Cultural Heritage actions in European Union policies, programmes and activities (European Commission, 2014)


Italian version_EHD User's Manual, created by Italy National Coordinator