The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 was initiated by the European Commission to highlight the cultural heritage that connects people in Europe and to bring a shared history to life.
For the year 2018, Germany’s contribution, under the motto “Sharing Heritage,” was coordinated by the Office of the German National Committee for Monument Protection. The patron was Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Citizens, as well as all public and private sponsors and preservers and educators of cultural heritage, were encouraged to discover Europe's cultural heritage through their activities and to participate in the Sharing Heritage program. There were also thirty-four projects of national importance funded by the Federal Government — and BBB is among them.