The European Heritage Days are participatory cultural events throughout Europe. The Council of Europe launched this initiative in 1985. In 1999 the joint action between the European Union and the Council of Europe was created with a slogan “Europe, a common heritage”. The European Heritage Days are held in September each year in 50 countries that are signatories of the European Cultural Convention. During these days, numerous monuments and sites open their doors to allow citizens to enjoy visits and learn about their cultural backgrounds and traditions. This action aims to encourage citizens to get actively involved in safeguarding and enhancing of their culture for future generations. Moreover, the European Heritage Days raise awareness about the richness and cultural diversity of Europe, and promote greater tolerance beyond the national borders of the Member States. Read more on europolitan.org.
Brussels is also participating in the European Heritage Days celebrations with a theme “Recycling of Styles”. The public and private buildings and monuments will be open to public on September 17th and 18th. Find out more on the Visit.Brussels Heritage website. Enjoy roaming around and don’t forget to share your impressions with #welovebrussels!