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Sectors: Culture - Media, Environment, Information, Local development, New technologies, Public Management, Research, Tourism, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Federations Unions, Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Schools, Universities

Regions: Asia, Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, New Independant States, Switzerland

Category: Call for entries

Additional info regions:

* Countries eligible for the EU Prize:
– EEA Countries: Iceland, Norway
– Balkans: Bosnia and Herzegovina
– Candidate countries: Albania, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey
– European Union countries

* Countries eligible for the Europa Nostra Awards only:
– New independent states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
– Balkans: Kosovo
– Asia: the Russian Federation
– Andorra, the Holy See, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino
– Switzerland

Responsible: European Commission


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This call for entries aims to recognise the excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and the media.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To award up to 30 remarkable heritage projects and initiatives

Awards’ categories
– 1. Conservation
Outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses of cultural heritage

– 2. Research and Digitization
Outstanding research and digitization projects which lead to tangible effects in the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe

– 3. Dedicated Service by Individuals or Organisations
Open to individuals or organisations whose contributions over a long period of time demonstrate excellence in the protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe and far exceeding normal expectations in the given context

– 4. Education, Training and Awareness-Raising
Outstanding initiatives related to education, training and awareness-raising in the field of tangible and/or intangible cultural heritage to promote and/or to contribute to the sustainable development of the environment