Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe

Museum Island, Berlin. Photo ©Erinç Salor.

Museum Island, Berlin. Photo ©Erinç Salor.

The European Commission has adopted the policy ‘Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe’. This important policy document calls for stronger cooperation at EU level, which can feed into national heritage policies and governance. It highlights the opportunities for EU countries and stakeholders to work more closely across borders to ensure that cultural heritage contributes more to sustainable growth and employment.

The Commission has also produced a mapping report, which provides a comprehensive overview of EU policies, legislation, programmes and funding opportunities relevant to cultural heritage. 

ECF is very pleased with this achievement as a member of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 and congratulates the European Commission and the other members of the Alliance for this new major step forward in developing a comprehensive EU strategy for the protection and enhancement of Europe's shared cultural heritage.

The EC Communication is available in all the official European Union language versions. You can also download the mapping report and the press release from the EC's website.

For further information and to access all the reports, visit Europa Nostra's website