Paper on Cultural Heritage in European Policies
News, EU Culture Policy | 04.07.2018
In a recent paper, the European Parliament has mapped out the evolution of cultural heritage, its role and place in society, as well as the way it is perceived and interpreted in the context of related EU prerogatives.
Among other, the paper Cultural Heritage in EU Policies, written by Pasikowska-Schnass, states that the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 allows EU citizens to gain a broad understanding of their cultural heritage in all its aspects, democratically share responsibility for it, celebrate it and benefit from the creation it inspires.
It can also be read that cultural heritage has been taken into consideration in numerous EU funding programmes, which has allowed Member States to undertake action to revive their national or local heritage, keep their traditions and crafts, and thereby develop their cultural tourism. The European Parliament has adopted resolutions highlighting, inter alia, the dangers from which cultural heritage is to be protected both in the EU and the world, and underlining the necessity to address trafficking and looting of cultural heritage artefacts, the protection of cultural heritage, including traditional crafts, and the role of cultural heritage in sustainable tourism.
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