The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards has further strengthened the capacity of the heritage sector in Europe by highlighting best practices, encouraging the cross-border exchange of knowledge and connecting various stakeholders in wider networks. It has also brought major benefits to the winners, such as greater (inter)national exposure, follow-on funding and increased visitor numbers. In addition, it has raised awareness of our shared heritage amongst the general public while highlighting its intrinsic European character. The Prize is therefore a key tool to promote Europe’s heritage. 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Special attention will be given to the European dimension of the projects.
Applications for the 2018 edition of the Awards can be submitted by 1 October 2017.
Specialist juries made up of independent experts assess the nominated projects and select the winners in the four categories.
Outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses of cultural heritage.
Outstanding research 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
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.