During the implementation of CulturalBase, the European Commission proposed 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). This policy brief aims at making connections between the challenges, trends, and the priority areas for action identified by CulturalBase and those identified by the EYCH. This policy brief is based on the analysis and the recommendations drawn from studies, debates and synthetic documents within the CulturalBase project that relate to the aims and projected achievements of the Year.