European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

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This page documents the activities and projects around the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH) in Belgium.


During the European Year of Cultural Heritage we organise the photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage in both Flanders and Wallonia. Heritage in this contest includes:

  • Immovable heritage
  • Movable heritage
  • Immaterial heritage
  • Maritime heritage

During the contest period we invite all heritage related organisations to organise activities to allow participants to take photos as well as (outside the contest) to upload images (but also sound and video files) of heritage themselves.

History and background[edit]

Every year the European Commission chooses a topic what in that year there is special attention for in the member states of the European Union. For 2018 the European Commission has chosen for the topic of cultural heritage. Each of the member states has there own implementation of the topic of the European Year, resulting in a large variety of activities organised.




  • Generic budget: Wiki Loves program


  • 4 December 2017 - Meeting with the Ministry of Culture of Flanders about the organisation of a photo contest in 2018 around heritage as part of the European year of heritage   (Romaine & Beireke1)
  • 31 January 2018 - Opening session, European Year of Cultural Heritage, Brussels City Hall  (Twitter | Europa Nostra | photos)  (Geert)
  • 27 April 2018 - Meeting about photo contest Wiki Loves Heritage in Brussels   (Romaine & Rwmv & Sam.Donvil)
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