Horizon 2020. REFLECTIVE -2-2015.
Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and
Europeanisation. (Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.)
Europe’s cultural heritage is important to all, crucial for collective memories and sociability of groups as well as a source of inspiration. As part of this cultural heritage, the art and artefacts of religious heritage play a significant part. This heritage is not well known to the general public, nor do people understand the significance for both good and ill of religious cultural history across Europe.
Art Alive in Churches, a UK NGO is seeking partners for Horizon 2020to help improve the understanding of this rich cultural heritage, and importantly to make the art and artefacts accessible to all, in particular people with disabilities. Additionally it wishes to explore the possibility of the establishment of a European Heritage Skills Bank to enable the correct maintenance and restoration of religious buildings and artefacts. This Bank would encourage young people in particular, including those with disabilities, into apprenticeships in much needed skills and thus into self employment or the setting up of SME’s in the field.