Committee on Culture and Education – Study requested by CULT Committee, commissioned and managed by the Policy Department – “Education in Cultural Heritage” – Presentation by Researcher at Université libre de Bruxelles, Centre de recherches en archéologie et patrimoine
Brussels, 20 November 2018
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The heritage sector is in constant evolution, rethinking its goals, encompassing new fields and being at the core of new declarations and conventions. Synergies between education and heritage policies exist; they nevertheless are insufficient and not structured in such a way to be helpful enough to both sectors and to contribute to sustainable development.

A presentation of the study took place on 20 November 2018 as a part of the plenary session of the Interparliamentary Committee Meeting (ICM) on European Cultural Heritage. It focused on the following issues:

  • key findings regarding existing synergies between cultural heritage and education
  • recommendations on how, in order to contribute to sustainable development, cultural heritage and education should be integrated into an inclusive, horizontal and lifelong learning approach.

The debate that followed during the ICM plenary referred to, among others:

  • importance of arts education in curricula
  • follow-up and sustainability of the European Year of Cultural Heritage activities
  • mobility of young arts professionals
  • importance of informal arts education
  • role of early age arts education
  • opportunities for common teaching methods and their role for cultural immersion
  • importance of teachers’’ training

Link to watch video of the event (with multilingual interpretation) – 11:39:30 (starting time)


Further reading:

“Research for CULT Committee: Education in Cultural Heritage”

Interpaliamentary Committee Meeting on European Cultural Heritage


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