The European Heritage Days in Luxembourg kicked off this Friday, September 25. Under the theme Patrimoine et éducation - Apprendre pour la vie! (Heritage and education - Learning for life!) various activities and events will be offered over ten days.

Despite the coronavirus crisis, the European Heritage Days are back for a new edition in Luxembourg. Under the theme Patrimoine et éducation - Apprendre pour la vie! (Heritage and education - Learning for life!) various activities and events are offered from September 25 to October 4.

For ten days, the organisers will do everything possible to raise awareness of cultural heritage and the values it conveys, particularly among young people. For this edition the focus is on the role of cultural heritage in education. In this context, it will be a question of discovering educational and extracurricular establishments that belong to the architectural heritage of the Grand Duchy.

What is it?

The European Heritage Days is the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event in Europe. European Heritage Days take place in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention every year in September. In each country, events are organized, dedicated to a specific common theme. During the European Heritage Days, doors are opened to thousands of monuments and sites, allowing people to enjoy free visits, learn about their shared cultural heritage and become actively involved in the safeguarding of Europe's heritage for present and future generations. 

While traditionally a large part of the events take place in situ, other digital and audiovisual projects such as 30 Schoulen or Nächst Statioun will highlight the link between education and heritage.

On the occasion of the Journées, the educational initiative Labo Patrimoine (a travelling laboratory) introduces visitors to the country's architectural heritage. A presentation of this project will take place on 1 October in Bourglinster.

In addition to discoveries and guided tours of historical buildings or sites or museums, the programme of the European Days includes workshops, lectures, conferences, concerts and many other events.