EU investment in Cultural Heritage 2014-2020

In the period 2014-2020 support to culture and heritage is mainly through actions funding the protection, development and promotion of public cultural actions. Around EUR 4.7 billion is planned under the ERDF primarily with a view to creating local jobs in the running of such heritage sites and attracting visitors to the specific cities or localities. Other relevant actions include development of heritage and cultural services, e-culture applications and private initiatives in the area of the cultural and creative industries all with the main objective of contributing to regional and economic development. When successful such activities can make cultural and heritage sites more accessible and secure their preservation for the future.

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