Every year, starting from the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the European Heritage Days invites communities across the continent to share their stories about Europe’s cultural heritage.
The aim of this initiative is to encourage people to engage with Europe’s cultural heritage and to share insights into how the European dimension of local heritage is understood throughout Europe, in order to strengthen the sense of belonging to the European common space.
Read more about the 2022 call, here.
The annual Call for Stories is open to European Heritage Days communities from participating countries. Organisations were able to apply for a grant of up to 10 000 EUR to fund an activity-focused community project based on their story.
The judges have now selected the projects that promise the most exciting benefits for their communities.
For this edition, eleven are the stories selected for a grant award:
- The “katikés” of Paros Island: traditional rural architecture as a symbol of sustainable living and collaboration (Greece)
- One Life, Two Cultures (United Kingdom – Scotland)
- The Strawberry Fields in Jūrmala (Latvia)
- Craftsmen community in the medieval town of Škofja Loka (Slovenia)
- A walk through the Valencia of the Humanist Luis Vives (Spain)
- Voices of Hills – Safeguarding of women’s archaic singing in Montenegro (Montenegro)
- Stay to Talk – community-based collaborative action (Portugal)
- De la mémoire ouvrière à la collection d’une cité (France)
- Writings of Memory – Chapter II (Slovenia)
- The Festival of Walks (Slovenia)
- Naisten sauna – The Women’s Sauna (Finland)