HEREIN is a European Cultural Heritage Information Network which brings together European public administrations in charge of national cultural heritage policies and strategies.
- A network of national coordinators, appointed by relevant Ministries, which ensures the definition of themes and areas of work depending on the current challenges and issues to be addressed;
- A database, with input from the national coordinators, which provides a regularly updated inventory of European heritage policies, a programme for sharing, exchanging and analysing information and a monitoring function for Conventions, legislation, policies and practices relating to cultural heritage;
- A thesaurus with more than 500 cultural and natural heritage terms in many European languages.
HEREIN is part of the Council of Europe's programme of activities.