Dialogue among cultures: Europe and the Mediterranean

Palermo, 2-4 March, 2018
A week-long festival on dialogue among cultures with focus on the relation between European and Mediterranean / Middle Eastern cultures will be organized by the Italian city of Palermo. During the event, European policies for culture as an instrument for development, integration and sustainability and for the human right to mobility will be debated and various cultural programmes will be held in the name of multiculturalism.

Ringing bells across Europe for the International Day of Peace

21 September 2018, 18:00 - 18:15
In 2018, we remember the end of World War I a century ago, the start of the Thirty Years’ War in 1618 and its end in 1648, in order not to forget how precious peace is for us all. The sound of bells, wherever it is heard, aptly expresses what we want to call to mind during the European Year of Culture 2018 and pass on to our children: the values of solidarity and peace, and our cultural heritage in Europe and for the world.

Events organised by the European Historic Houses Association

The aim of the programmes organised by the European Historic Houses Association present the historic houses to the wider public and promote public engagement, especially the young generation.

Industrial Heritage Theme Months

March - October, 2018
The programme of the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage (E-FAITH) includes theme months from March until October by promoting cooperation and offering a framework for action for the civil society.

ECTN Awards for Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism

The Award Contest is organised since 2014 by the European Cultural Tourism Network around annual themes for the benefit of destinations, communities, businesses, citizens and visitors. This special edition of the Awards for Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism in Europe is organised by ECTN in partnership with Europa Nostra and the European Travel Commission, as a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. The theme of this year will be "Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism".

Day of Historical gardens and parks in June

Inspired by the "Rendez-vous aux jardins", developed in France since 2003, in 2018 the programme will be extended into a pan-European event combining activities in other interested European countries. For that occasion, the Day of Historical gardens and parks will be organised on the first weekend of June in Hungary too.