European Heritage Days (2020)

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The European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission since 1999, are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events in Europe. The pan-European nature of the programme contributes to bringing citizens together and highlighting the European dimension of cultural heritage in the 50 signatory States of the European Cultural Convention. Up to 70 000 events (with 30 million visitors expected) are organised until the end of October in order to help raise awareness of the value of this common heritage and the need for its conservation for present and future generations.

For its 2020 edition, #EuropeanHeritageDays (EHD) are celebrating the role of education in heritage – and heritage’s role in education. As well as being a rich resource for learning, the heritage of education itself offers a doorway to our shared European common past and the many traditions that we take for granted today. From the role that Latin played in the life of medieval scholars across Europe, to its current use as the language of law, science and technology there are multiple educational links that we continue to share across our European borders.

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