How does cultural heritage benefit society? Is it only about preserving old buildings and monuments or does the impact reach further?
Conservation and revitalisation of cultural and natural heritage
The historical value of Europe’s cultural heritage is undisputed. The cultural sector is also a significant contributor to economic growth and job creation.
However, decades of neglect has left many cultural sites in the beneficiary countries in need of restoration and modernisation. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway's support to cultural heritage programmes in 14 beneficiary countries contributes to conserving and revitalising cultural and natural heritage and improving public accessibility.
Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.
Funding is available for entities registered in the 14 beneficiary countries. These may include civic associations, non-profit organisations and other public and private institutions active in the cultural field.
The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage is involved as a donor programme partner in several programmes in this field and can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved. Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged.
Project stories, news and features
The EEA and Norway Grants were highlighted at the high-level EU Cultural Heritage Summit in Berlin last week as important contributors to empowering people and mutual understanding.
When librarians started opening the books confiscated by Nazis during the Second World War, they found hidden stories.