Herein System

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HEREIN is a European Cultural Heritage Information Network which brings together European public administrations in charge of national cultural heritage policies and strategies.

Most of the Council of Europe Member States lend impetus to this project and form a unique co-operation network.

HEREIN provides:

  • 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.