EYCH 2018

The European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018 will offer a unique chance to showcase that religious heritage is not only a legacy from the past but also a resource for the future. Read the folder ‘Spotlight on the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018’.

Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) and its French member and partner, La Sauvegarde de l’Art Français, will hold a 3-day European conference in Paris on October 11-12-13. Read more about the Biennial Conference in the pdf. Or go to our special event page 2018 Paris to discover more. The Torch is also a part of the EYCH.

Picture by Matthias Ripp

Olivier de Rohan Chabot, President of La Sauvegarde and Chairman of Future for Religious Heritage will welcome experts, FRH members and leading sector stakeholders from across Europe.

The European Commissioner for Culture and European Parliamentarians will address the conference as it debates important themes and questions concerning the future of Europe’s heritage.

The conference will consider the different dimensions of Religious Heritage and reflect on what are its contributions to Europe from an economic, social, cultural, environmental and tourism perspective.

Delegates will debate the themes of ownership and to whom does religious heritage in Europe belong, especially considering the value of architectural buildings, mobile heritage, sacred art, etc.

As European society becomes more secular the conference will look to the alternative and extended uses that can be discovered for our ancient European heritage. What is Europe’s shared experience?

Participants will analyse whether public and religious bodies are playing their roles effectively to safeguard the religious heritage sector across Europe. They will showcase the successful national and European examples of religious and cultural heritage.