The recent publication of Tempus Public Foundation was issued under the title of “How can we take part actively in creating Europe together? A compilation of projects from Hungary” in which the project ENriCH: Reveal EuropEaN Cultural Heritage was included as a good practice. The project was prepared with the professional support of the Division for International Cooperation of HETFA, commissioned by the Municipality of Veszprém.
ENriCH project is implemented under the Europe for Citizens Program which aims to strengthen dialogue between young people and decision-makers along different themes. The project focuses on various aspects of the European cultural heritage to launch a dialogue and make youngsters to rethink their value and usefulness. Its main objective is to make young people conscious about what their city has received from Europe, and what their city can give Europe. The project was launched in the autumn of 2018 with the participation of five countries (Slovenia, Estonia, France, Austria and Hungary) in line with the priorities of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
One of the main drivers of Veszprém for participation in the project was the interconnection with the application of European Capital of Culture. Objectives of the two applications are closely related to each other and also to the city’s profile. Veszprém, together with the Balaton and Bakony regions, received in the meantime the title of European Capital of Culture in 2023. This application was also prepared with the professional support of HÉTFA.