Call for Applications for the Capacity Building Days 2019, Athens

After the successful Future is Heritage Summit in 2018, Europa Nostra, Erfgoed Brabant and Erfgoed Gelderland (NL) are now joining forces in organising a working conference: The Capacity Building Days on youth participation in European heritage management. The conference, receiving the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, will offer a programme focused on intergenerational exchange and ways to improve opportunities for young people who are active in the European heritage field.

The Capacity Building Days 2019 will take place in Athens, Greece, from June 17 – 20. The programme will include local case-studies, excursions and debate sessions and will focus on themes such as:

● Urban or rural heritage-led revitalisation
● Heritage & civic activism
● Social inclusion through heritage management
● Heritage and well-being

During the programme, we will explore ways to strengthen a Europe-wide network of young heritage professionals, students and volunteers.

Interested in joining? Our Call for Applications is now open!

● We’re looking for young people working in the heritage management sector in Europe, either on a professional or voluntary basis
● Age: 18-32 years old
● Open to citizens/residents of the EU & wider Europe with a clear connection to European heritage
● Available for the entirety of the conference: 17 – 20 June 2019

The deadline for applications is 14 April 2019.

Draft Programme


Day 1: June 17th, 2019
Time: from 15.00h on
Activity: arrival and registration of the participants of the Capacity Building Days in Athens, Greece. Opening night with drinks and a warm welcome from the organizing parties.

Day 2: June 18th, 2019
Time: from 09.00h until 16.00h
Activity: working sessions on existing case-studies from the Netherlands, Greece and other countries, in intergenerational teams.

Time: from 16.00h until late in the evening
Activity: excursion to the ‘Paths of Culture’ in ancient Marathon. Joint dinner on the beach.

Day 3: June 19th, 2019
Time: 10.00h until 17.00h
Activity: continuing working in intergenerational teams.

Time: 17.00h until late in the evening
Activity: closing discussion and presentation of the working sessions. Afterwards: closing conference dinner.

Day 4: June 20th, 2019
Time: 10.00h – 15.00h
Activity: optional excursion outside of Athens

You can find more information here