About the Hub

A knowledge and advocacy hub for Europe’s cultural heritage

The European Heritage Hub is a two-year pilot project launched in May 2023 by a consortium of 20 partners, led by Europa Nostra and co-funded by the European Union, to set up a permanent and autonomous heritage hub in Europe.

The project brings together a large array of heritage stakeholders and initiatives, responding to the need for a more structured cooperation and coordination at all levels of governance, from local to European and international.

Empowering Europe's heritage movement: bridging sustainability, innovation and inclusivity

The launch of the Hub comes at a strategic time for Europe. Using the green, digital and social triple transformation of Europe as the overarching theme for all its activities, the project builds the capacity for action and advocacy of the European heritage sector to support the transition towards a more sustainable, innovative and inclusive future.

The European Heritage Hub also aims at building meaningful bridges between regions, countries and communities beyond the European Union and as such extends its activities to EU neighbouring countries in the Western Balkans, the Caucasus, Ukraine and Moldova.

Over the past decade, the contribution of cultural heritage to many key policy priorities of the European Union has been clearly demonstrated. The Hub builds on the success of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the ensuing European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, an ambitious set of 60 actions established by the European Commission. It will also carry on the legacy of the European Year of Youth 2022 and the European Year of Skills 2023.

“The European Heritage Hub will contribute to the reflection collectively started during the European Year of Cultural Heritage – the wish to streamline cultural heritage across policies and to promote its management and preservation”
Georg Haeusler, Director for Culture, Creativity and Sport in the European Commission (Excerpt from press release on the Hub launch, 16 May 2023)
“Heritage is not only a common treasure to protect, but also an asset for the green transition of our societies (...) The pilot project establishing a European Heritage Hub will bring concrete means to the consortium to make positive impact at local level.”
Mariya Gabriel, Former European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth (Excerpt from press release on the Hub announcement, 17 February 2023)
“The European Heritage Hub should be beneficial to all! It will help us to further demonstrate the relevance of cultural heritage as a strategic resource for the future of Europe and as an invaluable vector for achieving many priority goals of the European Union and its key partners in Europe and beyond”
Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Project Leader of the European Heritage Hub and Secretary General of Europa Nostra (Excerpt from press release on the Hub launch, 16 May 2023)
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