Europa Nostra contributes to the development of heritage-related policies at EU level with the aim of mainstreaming heritage in EU policies and actions, and securing adequate funding for heritage.
We have strongly campaigned for and contributed to the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) which took place in 2018. This European Year offered us a unique opportunity to give a further impetus to EU policy, action and funding in support of cultural heritage and a formidable chance to convey a positive and cohesive message for Europe and its citizens.
Europa Nostra acts as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3, an informal platform of 40 European and international networks active in the wider field of heritage.
Together with five other European partners, Europa Nostra recently produced a comprehensive Report entitled Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (CHFCE) which provides compelling evidence of the value of heritage and its positive impact on Europe’s economy, culture, and society, as well as the environment. Its Executive Summary has been translated into several languages, to further spread the message at local level.
We work closely together with Institutional Partners, namely the EU institutions and the Council of Europe, advocating for an integrated approach to cultural heritage. We also seek to contribute to a global mobilisation for heritage, especially through our close cooperation with UNESCO.