European Year of Cultural Heritage!


The "REFREsh - Rural Revitalisation For Cultural Heritage" project is a part of European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH), which is endorsed by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. 
The REFREsh project was granted the EYCH label and the ground of this decision is that the initiative can contribute to the achievement of one or more of the objectives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. 
The year 2018  was designated as the European Year of Cultural Heritage with a purpose to encourage the sharing and appreciation of Europe's cultural heritage as a shared resource. The aim of the EYCH is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future. 
Cultural heritage shapes our identities and everyday lives. It surrounds us in Europe's towns and cities, natural landscapes and archaeological sites. It is not only found in literature, art and objects, but also in the crafts we learn from our ancestors, the stories we tell to our children, the food we enjoy in company and the films we watch and recognise ourselves in.
REFREsh was awarded with the EYCH label because it's main objectives are to reutilize industrial heritages through new forms of creative use and attract new creative actors for valorise the industrial heritage in cooperation with actors from trade and service sector.
"REFREsh - Rural Revitalisation For Cultural Heritage" has the right to use the EYCH's visual identity, including:
1. The EYCH logotype;
2. The slogan „Our heritage: where the past meets the future“;
3. The hashtag #EuropeForCulture.
Becoming a part of EYCH, REFREsh project has an opportunity to celebrate Europe’s cultural heritage across the whole continent.