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The European Heritage Label

The European Heritage Label is a cultural heritage action of the European Union. The aims of the Label are to raise awareness about our common yet diverse cultural heritage, about our common history and about the values and the role of the EU.

The European Commission has awarded labels since 2013. The label can be awarded to sites located within the EU that have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe and the building of the Union. The sites must also be developed through an educational project. Until 2024 a total of 67 sites in 20 countries has received the Label. European Heritage Label recipients include museums, archaeological sites, monuments, archives and institutions working with cultural heritage.

Finland joined the European Heritage Label in 2018. The Finnish Heritage Agency coordinates the national implementation of the Label in Finland. The first site awarded with the label was the University of Jyväskylä's Seminaarinmäki campus and equality of education. The second label was awarded in 2024 to Kalevala - Living Epic Heritage.

The label increases international visibility, opportunities for networking and participation in the debate on European cultural heritage to Finnish actors. The label sites offer opportunities to learn about our common diverse cultural heritage as well as history and values. By being involved, we can make a difference. Europe starts here!

The next national pre-selection will be organised in May-June 2024.

More instructions for applicants

Load the EHL-leaflet A5, pdf in Finnish

Euroopan kulttuuriperintötunnus -esite