The project "Cultural heritage in the European Union: Policies for the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage - the harmonization of national legislations" started with the support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, focusing on EU and national laws concerning the circulation and promotion of cultural heritage, resulted in the creation of a database for online consultation of the relevant documentation regarding the promotion and protection of cultural heritage in the European context.
Over the last decades, the increasing awareness of the universal value of our artistic and cultural goods has resulted in an intense normative activity – both in single States and at an international and European level – concentrated on the preservation, valorization of cultural goods, and the regulation of their circulation, with special attention to moveable property. The project intends to contribute to this awareness as well as to the knowledge of the relevant issues, in the aim to serving to the convergence of Member States through a higher harmonization of their legislations.
This website was set up to be a centrepiece of the project, being it an instrument of diffusion and consultation conceived and addressed both to experts – such as public administrators and workers in the private sector – and to a wider range of people interested in the subject for various reasons, thanks to its high socio-cultural, economic and professional prominence.
The project "Cultural heritage in the European Union: Policies for the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage - the harmonization of national legislations" was originally realized with the contribution of ARCUS SpA.