European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 officially adopted

The general objectives of the European Year will be to encourage and support the efforts of the Union, the Member States and regional and local authorities, in cooperation with the cultural heritage sector and broader civil society, to protect, safeguard, reuse, enhance, valorise and promote Europe's cultural heritage.


EU Strategy for International Cultural Relations: conference on regions' leading role

In the context of the anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the 2018 Year for Cultural Heritage, European regions aim to contribute to the Joint Communication "Towards an EU strategy for International Cultural Relations". This conference will address the issue of international cultural relations focusing on regions' leading role. The event is promoted by the Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity (RICC), an informal European network comprised of 25 regional governments. Join the event !


Coaching visit in creative Loulé

In April, coaching experts from KEA European Affairs and Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, together with city peers from Ghent and Lincoln, went to Algarve, to help Loulé work on its new strategic plan for local development, which includes a strong and committed focus on culture and creative industries.