European Cultural Foundation launches a year-long Europe Challenge to support and fund libraries and communities working together on solutions to Europe’s most pressing issues at the moment, such as the war or the climate crisis. The programme includes the possibility of devising local prototypes for ideas and co-learning with peers across Europe.
Libraries are welcome to apply between 9 and 27 May 2022, and more details can be found here.
Internship available at the European Institute of Cultural Routes - this internship, focused on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, provides the opportunity of studying the routes more closely and better understanding the certification process, their structure, their missions, as well as the overall work of protecting and promoting the diversity of Europe's cultural heritage.
Application Deadline for the second semester (July - December) is 1 June 2022, and more details can be found here.
ENCATC calls for Ambassadors - ENCATC Ambassadors are members appointed by the ENCATC Board to represent a country or a specific field of cultural study, and their responsibilities include promoting the ENCATC image during national and international events or creating new partnerships with national cultural operators.
Members can apply until 23 May 2022 and more information can be found here.
call for proposal
The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH GC) launches ”Cultural Heritage, Society and Ethics” call for research projects. The call, aims at exploring the links between cultural heritage and economics and cultural heritage and sustainable development, respectively (ideally both within the same project).
Pre-proposal Application Deadline: 23 May 2022
More details can be found here
Call for proposals - Europeana 2022 Conference - a hybrid event due to take place online and in The Hague between 28-30 September, the conference will focus on exploring the links between cultural heritage and the digital transformation, with a dedicated section for proposals on the European Year of Youth.
Submission Deadline: 27 May 2022
More information can be found here.
Call for Presenters 15th Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe - the “Relaunching European Tourism through Cultural Heritage and Digitalisation”, scheduled to take place between 19-22 October in Krk, Croatia, will approach culture, heritage and sustainable tourism from the points of view of the latest developments in the sectors.
Presenters who wish to showcase their work are encouraged to apply until 1 June 2022, and more details can be found here.
Eurocities is recruiting a project support officer in the field of energy and climate change is looking for candidates with relevant work experience in EU project implementation and good knowledge in the fields of energy and climate change are welcome to submit their applications to the network of major European Cities.
The deadline is 10 April, and more information can be found here.
Topic - “Contested Cultural objects and the Role of Provenance Research”
The Summer School is due to take place from Monday 29 August to Thursday 1 September 2022 in a hybrid format - Leiden University Campus and online, the event will bring together professionals from law, heritage, law enforcement and the art market.
The focus will be on current ethical and legal standards for contested cultural objects, and special interest will be given to provenance research.
Deadline for application: 15 May 2022
More details are available here.
Topic - ”Let’s build a beautiful city”
The Summer School on traditional and classical urban design and architecture - this summer school will take place between 18 July - 4 August in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
It aims at providing the students with the skills needed to design quality, sustainable urban environments that would also tackle the housing crisis.
Deadline for application: 1 May 2022 and more information is to be found here.
CALL for nominations
Call for Applications: 2022 European Museum Academy Awards
Museum practitioners are invited to submit their institutions and projects. The awards have two strands - the Luigi Micheletti Award, focused on contemporary European history and its scientific, industrial and social heritage and the DASA Award, focused on the learning opportunities provided within the museum sector.
Application deadline: 15 April 2022
The application form can be found here.
2022 European Citizen’s Prize applications are now open
The European Parliament awards this prize every year, dedicated to projects organised by people or organisations that encourage mutual understanding and closer integration between people in the EU. Individuals and organisations can also nominate a project themselves.
Application deadline for proposals: 18 April 2022
More details can be found here.
The 2022 edition of the Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2022 is now open for applications, with the theme “Relaunching European Tourism through Cultural Heritage & Digitalisation”.
The Awards are organised by the European Cultural Tourism Network in partnership with Europa Nostra, the European Travel Commission and NECSTouR, and supported by the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Interpret Europe and the ReInHerit Horizon2020 CSA. The initiative was launched during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and aims at encouraging the development of Europe-wide sustainable tourism destinations.
Application deadline: 1 June 2022
More information can be found here.
CALL for SUBMISSIONS
Horizon Europe Cluster 2 - 2022 call on cultural heritage and CCIs has opened on 20 January, with a focus on traditional crafts, protection of artefacts and cultural goods from anthropogenic threats, the effects of climate change and natural hazards on cultural heritage and remediation, as well as the New European Bauhaus.
The call is open until 20 April, more details to be found here.
As part of the Digital Europe Work Programme 2021-2022, the call for the deployment of the European common data space for cultural heritage is now open until 17 May 2022.
It aims at creating the European common data space for cultural heritage, an initiative that would back the cultural sector in Europe’s digital transformation and encourage content creation and reuse within the sector. More details can be found here.
”CultureForHealth” calls for project submission
This EU-funded project brings researchers, practitioners and policy-makers together to generate knowledge, research and fieldwork in order to trigger cross-sectoral cooperation and policies that enhance well-being through culture.
Actors with relevant projects can contribute to this initiative by submitting their work here.
The Europeana 2022 call for proposals, will be hybrid this year between 28-30 September 2022. Join us in the Netherlands or attend digitally. The 7 main themes are:
Common Data Spaces; Diversity & Inclusion; Participation & collaboration; Climate Action; Storytelling; 3D, multilinguality and AI (3D appears to be an especially important topic with the commission at the moment) and the European Year of Youth.
They encourage submissions to reflect one of these themes, as well as anything that can help empower digital change. So if you think there are interesting projects that are happening in your respective networks that aren’t reflected here, please do still submit them.
The call is open until 27 May, more details to be found here.
“Sharing stories” webinar series on “Adaptive reuse of (industrial) buildings with a history”
Call for Participation
Call for actions related to the European Youth Event
The European Parliament is offering grants for two non-profit organisations that would assist throughout 2022 with the handling of two local editions of the EYE. The event is a great occasion for young people to get in touch with their peers and with all kinds of stakeholders. For more details click here.
Application Deadline: 2 March
Call for proposals
INOVA+ and the European Music Council (EMC) call for proposals under theMusicAIRE (An Innovative Recovery for Europe) project, co-funded by the European Union under the 2020 Annual work programme for the implementation of the “Preparatory Action – Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent. The Preparatory Action’s aim is to test and prepare EU support under the Creative Europe programme (2021-2027) for “sectorial support on music” in addition to existing funding opportunities (e.g.: cooperation projects, networks, platforms). More details can be found here.
Application Deadline: 28 March
Call for volunteers - restauration camp at Bánffy Castle, Bonțida, Romania
Transylvania Trust offers two training modules on the historic building conservation at one of Transylvania’s most iconic castles, which has also seen a yearly revival through the Electric Castle music festival. The two-week programme includes theoretical presentations, practical work and field trips to further explore the region’s heritage. More details are found here.
Application Deadline: 31 March
NEMO and MOI! Museums of Impact are organising an online training on assessing and developing the impact of individual museums.
The trainings will feature 16 selected professionals who will be introduced to the MOI self-evaluation framework. This impact-focused framework aims to benefit both museums and European citizens. More details can be found here.
Application Deadline: 4 March
Scholarships for heritage management capacity building
The Heritage Management Organization will continue to provide scholarships in 2022 for heritage experts working with African organisations. The topics for the offered trainings range from communication strategy and marketing to the use of digital use and how to foster community engagement.
The next session is titled “Successful Fundraising for Heritage Managers: Strategies and Best Practices” and will take place 11-13 March. The training programmes are organised throughout the year, with more details being available here.
The Centre for Global Heritage and Development at the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities are preparing a summer school on contested cultural objects and the role of provenance research (ownership history of artefacts). The school will take place from Monday 29 August to Thursday 1 September 2022 in a hybrid format - Leiden University Campus and online. More details will be published in March here
Call for applications ”Let’s build a beautiful city” Summer School on traditional and classical urban design and architecture - this summer school will take place between July 18th - August 4th in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and aims at providing the students with the skills needed to design quality, sustainable urban environments that would also tackle the housing crisis. You can apply until early June, and more information is to be found here.
Call for submission
Call for submissions - New European Bauhaus Festival
The festival will take place from 9 to 12 June, mainly in Brussels (but with complementary events in other locations). The event opens many opportunities for involvement, whether it’s related to a project, an artistic performance or organising an event in the applicant’s own country. More details to be found here.
Application Deadline: 7 March
Call for papers - Hypercritic magazine
Hypercritic is an online cultural magazine that covers a broad range of topics, from gastronomy and wine to books, heritage and activism, and they have started a recruitment campaign for writers. More information can be found here.
Application Deadline: 31 March
Call for Applications: 2022 European Museum Academy Awards - museum practitioners are invited to submit their institutions and projects until 15 April. The awards have two strands - the Luigi Micheletti Award, focused on contemporary European history and its scientific, industrial and social heritage and the DASA Award, focused on the learning opportunities provided within the museum sector. The application form can be found here.
-SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN UNTIL 25 FEBRUARY-
We are looking for creative graphic design students or recent graduates, under 30, in the EU and associated countries that have a unique approach to the topic. Their creative proposals should feature a logo for the EOSC Association and a co-branded logo for related EOSC projects that can be used in various media. The young designers will compete for:
● a cash prize of €5.000,-
● the chance to present their logo at the 2022 EOSC Symposium in Prague, November 2022
(accommodation and travel costs will be covered).
A jury of established designers and EOSC experts will review and select the shortlisted designs,
which will then be put to a vote within the EOSC community.
The development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) kicked off in 2018. Now, taking
stock of the digital transformation of research in Europe and the role EOSC can play, we are
looking for a new logo that showcases EOSC’s ambitious vision of cutting-edge, pan-European
research through an integrated web of data and related services for researchers.
Design submissions will be accepted until 25 February 2022, 23.59 CET.
Submit you Applications for the ICOM - Getty International Programme 2022 for Museum Professionals from countries with emerging economies to attend the 26th Triennial General Conference.
Date: 20-28 August 2022
Place: Prague, Czechia
Application Deadline: 15 February 2022 at midnight (GMT+1)
The grantees will have the opportunity to make new contacts and develop their capacities and knowledge which they will be able later to share with colleagues in their home countries. ICOM is very grateful that these grants are made possible with support from the Getty Foundation.
Find out more details here.
The European Heritage Youth Ambassadors programme calls for young people residing in Europe to share their stories and experiences about heritage on online platforms (e.g. on social media, websites, or blogs), with an aim to engage more people in the field. At the same time, each European Heritage Youth Ambassador will act as a bridge between students and young professionals and European heritage institutions like Europa Nostra, ESACH, and the European Heritage Tribune, for the realisation of many more youth-led initiatives!
Are you uncertain whether this role is for you? Hear from the 2021 European Heritage Youth Ambassadors and their experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkAm53JrGGM
Description of the position
As part of the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors programme, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a growing heritage youth movement; to represent the voice of young people within Europa Nostra’s activities; to widely share your heritage-related experiences on social media; to participate in conferences and events; to engage in ESACH’s projects and activities, and to be a reporter for the European Heritage Tribune in your own country. This includes sharing relevant news articles about cultural heritage from your base country with the European Heritage Tribune, assisting the EHT editor-in-chief with translating articles and creating open-format blog entries.
The position is voluntary and requires an availability of at least 10 hours per month, including attending an online monthly meeting of 1 hour.
The programme will start in February 2022 and will run for 12 months. For the first edition in 2021, 11 European Heritage Youth Ambassadors from different countries were selected.
What is in it for me? Benefits
Send your application - CV, motivation letter, and proof of writing - to Ms. Manon Richard (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Ms. Sorina Neacsu (email@example.com). Recommendation letters will be accepted but are not required. Please indicate your current country of residence. Pre-selected applicants will be invited to an online interview.
Deadline for application: 16 January 2022
Covering 40 countries, Europa Nostra is the most representative heritage network in Europe. The organisation campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered programme, run in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards in partnership with the European Commission. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions.
The European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH) is an international network of European students and young professionals working within the cultural heritage field. We are volunteers working towards enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration amongst cultural heritage students and young professionals through networking and sharing knowledge.
The European Heritage Tribune (EHT) is an independent news platform on cultural heritage in Europe. By sharing the latest heritage news from all European countries, the EHT informs, connects and inspires cultural heritage professionals and lovers. The EHT is a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The EHT answered the need for an overview of who is doing what, where and how. The ultimate goal of the EHT is to build bridges of understanding and to create new collaborations.
Call for Intern & Volunteer at the World Heritage Watch
The World Heritage Watch is searching for new team members to fill two different positions:
Intern (to work especially on Social Media and Fundraising) and
Volunteer (who will contribute to our Social Media department).
The intern position is full-time, based in Berlin, while the volunteer position is home-based and has a ca. 3 hours/week commitment.
More information on how to apply here.
Call for Papers & Posters
New perspectives in Public Archaeology: defining the present, projecting the future
The department of Classics and Archaeology at Sapienza University Rome will host the 4th edition of “IAS - Incontri di Archeologia Sapienza” on 24-26 March 2022. Young researchers are now invited to submit their papers and posters on several related topics.
Deadline for submissions: 17 December.
More information here.
Apply for the ILUCIDARE challenge!
Are you a motivated cultural professional with fresh ideas on how to leverage innovation to bring cultural heritage to the next level? Do you have an innovative business idea that can create a lasting impact for regions and communities?
The ILUCIDARE challenge is an international competition rewarding creative ideas and changemakers worldwide on the topics of heritage, innovation, and international relations.
Call for European Heritage Days Stories 2022
Do you know a special story about European cultural heritage that you would like to share?
Are you doing exciting work with heritage in your community? Then, the European Heritage Days wants to hear from you! The call is a chance to share your heritage treasures with other communities in Europe. Your story will be published on the European Heritage Days website, and eligible organisations will also have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to 10 000 EUR to fund an activity-focused community project.
The Call is a competitive grant award initiative organised through the European Heritage Days joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Union. The initiative aims at identifying and enhancing the European dimension of heritage work undertaken by heritage communities in Europe. Learn more.
Deadline: 17 January 2022.
The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s topmost distinction in the heritage field. Architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals, volunteers, public and private institutions, and local communities alike now have a new chance to be recognised for their achievements!
The Awards identify and promote best practices in the conservation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, stimulate the trans-frontier exchange of knowledge throughout Europe, increase public awareness and appreciation of Europe's cultural heritage and encourage further excellent initiatives through the power of example.
As of 2022, the categories of entry have been revised in line with the latest developments related to heritage policy and practice in Europe.
The renewed five Awards categories are:
The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2022.
You can also share the posts that were published on Europa Nostra’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn).
The ESACH / Europa Nostra Internship Programme
The internship is aimed at raising and promoting the voice of students and young professionals in the field of cultural heritage in Europe and beyond. It is run by Europa Nostra and ESACH and gives the intern a possibility to gain relevant work experience in one of Europe’s leading organisations for cultural heritage.
The application opens here on 1 December with a deadline on 31 December.
Traineeships at CEMR in 2022
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is the largest network of local and regional governments in Europe. Together with its 60 associations in over 40 countries, CEMR promotes the construction of a united and democratic Europe based on local self-government, respect for the principle of subsidiarity, and citizen participation. Their activities revolve around themes such as citizenship, climate and environment, international partnerships, and territorial cohesion and development.
The deadline are as follows
Spring semester (January – June): Deadline: 30 November 2021
Winter semester (22 August – December): 30 April 2022
Learn more from here.
Call for projects
UNESCO-Aschberg programme for artists and cultural professionals
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably weakened the creative sector and greatly disrupted the production and distribution of cultural goods and services, UNESCO is giving a new impetus to the UNESCO-Aschberg Programme for Artists and Cultural Professionals to support States and key actors in their efforts to promote the status of the artist and the diversity of cultural expressions.
The mission of the UNESCO-Aschberg programme is to improve the social and economic protection of artists, decent employment and the balanced circulation of cultural goods and services.
The deadline for submission is 3 December 2021.
You can find the call for proposals and the application forms here.
Cultural Heritage in Action
In its second phase (2021-2023), the EU-funded peer learning programme Cultural Heritage in Action - of which Europa Nostra is a proud partner - will continue to empower Europe’s cities and regions to strengthen their heritage-related policies and initiatives and to develop innovative solutions to preserve their cultural heritage assets. There are two calls, one regarding good practices, and a call to organise peer-learning visits during the 2nd phase of your project.
Our new call for good practices is now open, you can read more about the call here or directly apply using this link. Do not hesitate to send us your good practices or circulate the call to those who might be interested.
The call to host one of the onsite peer learning visits is also open until 31 December 2021.
Click here to download the application document.
Call for submissions
European Heritage Days Stories
Do you know a special story about European cultural heritage that you would like to share with us? Are you doing exciting work with heritage in your community? Then we want to hear from you!
The call is a chance to share your heritage treasures with other communities in Europe. Your story will be published on our website, and eligible organisations will also have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to 10.000 EUR to fund an activity-focused community project.
The Call is a competitive grant award initiative organised through the European Heritage Days joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Union. The initiative aims to identify and enhance the European dimension of heritage work undertaken by heritage communities in Europe.
The deadline is 17 January 2022. Learn more here.
Submission form for initiatives and opportunities to be published on the ESACH News Board.