The European Heritage Awards
The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards scheme is now open for applications.
These annual Awards seek to identify and promote best practices in the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, to stimulate the trans-frontier exchange of knowledge and experience throughout Europe, to enhance public awareness and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage, and to encourage further excellent initiatives through the power of example.
Outstanding heritage achievements are awarded in the following categories:
● Dedicated Service to Heritage
● Education, Training and Awareness-raising
Entries can be related to tangible, intangible or digital heritage. They can be ranging on a scale from small to large, from local to European and international.
Criteria for the assessment and selection of entries include: excellence in the work executed and preliminary research conducted; respect for artistic, cultural and social value, setting, authenticity, integrity, sustainability and positive contribution to climate action as well as the European dimension4 of the entry. The following aspects will also be evaluated: innovation, interpretation and presentation, educational work, funding and management, social responsibility, and audience development.
The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards will honour up to 30 outstanding heritage achievements from all parts of Europe every year. The number of awards each year will depend on the quality and quantity of entries received.
Up to four winners will also receive a Grand Prix with a monetary award of 10,000 Euro.
One winner will also receive the Public Choice Award following an online vote conducted via the Europa Nostra
See link below for further details.