Although public authorities and departments from the EU member states have to play an important role for the promotion and the organisation of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the main tasks and responsibilities lay with the civil society, and with all European citizens.
YOU and YOUR ASSOCIATION !
It will be the creativity and the initiatives of citizens and associations that causes the success and the impact of the Year, within the year but also its effects in the long run.
The European Year of Cultural Heritage will however be managed and coordinated at different levels
At a national level each member state now has appointed a coordinator and/or an organizing committee: download the list at the bottom of this page and get in touch with the person(s) in charge. Explain them the importance of the industrial heritage, and ask them to support your and E-FAITH's projects.
But in each country there will be 'multipliers' that can promote and be of assistance
- the Creative Europe Desks. These are in place in every participating country for questions, assistance related to the culture programme 'Creative Europe' and they also can help cooperating with organisations in other countries.
- the EU Commission Representations and the EU Parliament Information Offices in your country
- the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from your country
Don't hesitate to contact these and to advocate the case of the industrial heritage
At European level, the Year is a joint effort of the European institutions: the Commission, Parliament and Council, as well as the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee.
There will be also a joint effort of all the departments of the European Commission, for example
- DG EAC Education and Culture, through a variety of projects and programmes, notably Creative Europe and Erasmus+
- DG GROW - Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs ( Unit F4 - Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries )
- DG Environment (e.g. Natura 2000)
- DG RTD Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (e.g. Horizon 2020)
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It will be "a transversal approach with a view to creating synergies between the various Union programmes and initiatives that can fund the cultural heritage"...