Due to its diversity and rich ness, cultural heritage brings people together and builds a shared understanding of places that make up the great European continent. From the ancient myth about Europa to today’s home of more than 500 million people, the heritage lays in our villages and towns, chateaux and chapels, art works and museums, but also in our homes, crafts and cuisine. Like a tissue, the cultural heritage connects us, giving us a genuine European identity and helping us to build a better future for younger generations.

Throughout 2018, the EU Delegation to Serbia and EU Info Network (EU Info Centre in Belgrade and Info Points in Nis and Novi Sad) will be running a campaign aimed at promotion of cultural heritage.

The campaign will feature over 40 events in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, Novi Pazar and other cities, with a view to bringing cultural heritage sites closer to citizens and reinforcing both the sense of common cultural heritage and the sense of belonging to common European space.

2018 has been proclaimed the European Year of Cultural Heritage and is being celebrated throughout Europe with a series of events.

“By celebrating our cultural heritage, we are celebrating our sense of belonging to common space, values and principles that provide foundation for Europe. By bringing the places of collective memory to citizens, we are preparing younger generations for the future, offering them more space to express themselves. The European Year of Cultural Heritage is an excellent opportunity to give new impetus to creative industries and information society and thus foster economic development. But above all, this is an opportunity to remind ourselves of what makes up our European identity.”

Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Ambassador Sem Fabrizi


Numerous presentations and tours of EU-funded projects in the area of culture will take place across Serbia, from the reconstruction of Franciscan Monastery in Bac to Felix Romuliana and the Golubac Fortress.

The promotion of culture-related activities within cross-border cooperation programmes and a series of presentations of and lectures on historical monuments and cultural heritage will continue through autumn and the rest of the year.

More information about the EU-supported projects in the area of culture can be found at: