Kulturna baština u dokumentima Europske unije

... Since 1993, the EU Treaty (Article 167) specifies that safeguarding moveable and immoveable cultural heritage of European significance must be treated as a priority for the EU and is the legal basis for protection initiatives including research on cultural heritage. From its beginning in 1986, cultural heritage research in the EU has been supported and managed within the framework of the Commission's environmental research programmes; since then, some 120 projects have been supported involving more than 500 stakeholder organisations from all European countries.
Izvor  European Commision - Cultural Heritage

Specific challenge: The history of Europe and over sixty years of European integration have fostered the emergence of cultural heritage at different levels – local, regional, national and, recently, European. In all its forms, cultural heritage, values and language are crucial for the collective memories and sociability of groups but also for the personal development of citizens, enabling them to find their place in society. They also serve as a source of inspiration for the development of people's personalities and talents. Extending to the very heart of Europe and constituting a basis for EU construction, they play a key role in providing a sense of European belonging and EU citizenship as distinct from, but combined with, national citizenship. Cultural heritage and values are at the heart of our capability of overcoming the current EU crisis which could well provide the stimulus for revising EU policies so as to provide a solid basis for the emergence of a truly European cultural heritage and for passing it to future generations.
Izvor European Commission - Cultural Heritage and European Identities

Croatian Science

Croatia, An Overview of Its History, Culture and Science