Applying for the European Heritage Label
The Finnish Heritage Agency will launch a call for applications in January 2022, for which it is possible to register by 3 pm on 30 March 2022. The cultural heritage actors interested in the label can submit a preproposal to the Finnish Heritage Agency Interested actors should answer the search questions, from which 1-2 proposals will be selected for the actual search.
Timeline of the applications
1. The Finnish Heritage Agency will open a call for proposals in January 2022.
2. Webinar related to the search on February 17, 2022.
3. Preproposals must arrive the Finnish Heritage Agency no later than March 30, 2022 at 4PM.
4. The Finnish Heritage Agency and the national EHL steering group will draw up a proposal for the Ministry of Education and Culture on the 1–2 sites that are recommended for the final selection.
5. The Ministry of Education and Culture will choose 1–2 sites, whose actual applications may be prepared for the European Commission.
6. Application must be sent to the Finnish Heritage Agency by the end of November 2022 for comments.
7. The Finnish Heritage Agency will deliver application forms to the European Commission by 1st March 2023.
Webinar helps with applying
The Finnish Heritage Agency organises a webinar concerning applying the Label on the 17th of February 2022 in Finnish. Register to the webinar here. https://ssl.eventilla.com/kulttuuriperintotunnus2022
Step 1: Pre-selection at national level
Use this self-assessment form to test whether your site meets the criteria for the European Heritage Label and the resource requirements for the application. At the same time, you will receive information on what else to consider before participating in the selection.
Instructions for applicants
Familiarize yourself with the instructions for applicants by the Finnish Heritage Agency on the pre-selection in Finland in 2022. Questions related to the pre-selection can be found at the end of the document. You can answer in Finnish or Swedish. Send the answers to the questions as a word file to by March 30, 2022 to the Finnish Heritage Agency.
Instructions for EHL-selection 2022
The European Commission Guidelines
The European Commission's guide for applicants for the European Heritage Label provides more detailed guidance on what types of sites can be applied for and the criteria for evaluating them.
Application guide by the European Commission
There are three forms to be sent to the European Commission. These forms are only required for applications sent to the Commission, not for the pre-selection. It is good to get to know them already at early stages.
2. National thematic site: several sub-sites located in the same Member State, all focused on one specific theme.
3. Transnational site: several sub-sites located in different Member States all focused on one specific theme.