A new European landscape for heritage professions

This executive summary provides recommendations and good practice case studies on heritage skills, training and knowledge, directed at the main critical stakeholders: policymakers, education and training institutions, cultural institutions and professional representative associations.
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How best to enhance, promote and protect the traditional, technical and professional skills of the people who ensure the long-term sustainability of Europe’s cultural heritage? And how to support them to develop the new skills and competences needed to progress towards more integrated and participatory management of cultural heritage?

This document was carried out in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the European Initiative 8: Heritage Related Skills, launched by the European Commission in order to make sure the European Year of Cultural Heritage leaves a policy imprint beyond 2018.

This document, the executive summary of a full report, is the result of the collective effort by experts from 22 Member States plus Iceland, working under the "Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018". The full report will be published in January 2019.

The executive summary (PDF) is only available in English.

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