Call for Applications

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Special Call “Voices of Culture and Heritage” (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: February 20th 2017

The 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage will promote heritage as a shared resource for our future. The Year will be managed by the European Commission, with the active participation of cultural heritage organisations and other culture sector stakeholders including trans-national cultural networks, NGOs and cultural organisations.
The European Commission is keen to promote and facilitate the participation of as many stakeholders as possible. In this context, we are launching a Special Call “Voices of Culture and Heritage”, with two objectives:

  1. to identify a group of about 30 European representatives of the cultural and cultural heritage sector to take part in a series of meetings with the European Commission to exchange about the implementation of the Year ; and
  2. to create a database of cultural and cultural heritage sector organisations who would like to be kept informed about the Year’s activities, at European and national levels.


The call is open to representatives of professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks and foundations which have strong expertise in the field of cultural heritage and are willing to become involved in the activities of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The call is also open to organisations in the field of culture more broadly, who would like to play a role in the Year. Applicants must be based in one of the 28 EU Member States. Participants will be selected according to the following selection criteria:

  • Content and breath of work programmes your organisation has completed/is carrying out on cultural heritage
  • Your organisation’s experience of cultural heritage representation and outreach at European level
  • Your vision for the 2018 European Year and the actions your organisation plans to implement, if any. (Please note this does not imply receiving EU funding. The objective of this criterion is to find out whether your organisation has concrete activities in mind that it could carry out during EYCH, relevant to the objectives of the Year.)

The European Year of Cultural Heritage – Special Call “Voices of Culture and Heritage” will encompass six physical meetings in Brussels (maximum three in 2017 and up to three in 2018), comprising one day each. It is expected that in 2017 the group will meet in April, September and end November (all dates to be confirmed). Travel, hotel and food expenses will be covered by the European Commission

Application Procedure:

  • Please fill in the following Application Form before 20 February 2017 (midnight). The results of the selection will be announced in March. Please be aware that if you are selected you will only have 10 days to confirm your participation.
  • EC  realise that for the first meeting in April, individuals’ participation may be hard to plan before the dates are confirmed

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 

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