The European Commission, together with the Council of Europe, are delighted to launch a Call for Applications for the Support of European Heritage Label projects. The deadline for submission of project proposals is Monday 17 January 2022, midnight CET. Applications shall be submitted to

The Call will provide funding (up to EUR 14 500) for a short-term project to be completed in 2022 that demonstrates a strong European Dimension. Priority will be given to projects which foster, in particular, digital transformation and digital heritage, sustainable cultural tourism, capacity building and resilience and recovery, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main objectives of the Call to European Heritage Label sites under the European Heritage Days are:

– Encouraging people, in particular young people, to engage with Europe’s cultural heritage and to reinforce a sense of belonging to the European common space.

– Identifying and promoting communities working with heritage in line with European values and with a long-term perspective of collaboration.

– Providing additional funding to European Heritage Label sites to support the development of their European Heritage Label project.

– Motivating and encouraging European Heritage Label sites to participate in the European Heritage Days.

Budget available

As part of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, adopted in December 2018, to secure the long term impact of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, and with a view to promoting synergies between European Heritage Label sites and the European Heritage Days programme, the maximum grant funds available within the scheme shall be EUR 43 500.

The maximum grant per project will be EUR 14 500. It is expected to fund around three projects. Co-funding of projects is permitted and is strongly encouraged.

Eligible applicants

In order to be eligible, applications must be submitted by European Heritage Label sitesdesignated under the European Union action for the European Heritage Label, established through the Decision No 1194/2011/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 November 2011.

Project activities shall begin before 30 June 2022 and must be completed by 31 January 2023 at the latest.

European Heritage Label sites which have received a grant through the European Heritage Days joint action between the European Commission and the Council of Europe during the past three years are not eligible for this Call.

For more information and apply for the funding, please visit the website of the European Heritage Days.