Open Calls and Heritage Events in Europe

European Heritage Days is a part of the network of people who share the passion for developments and celebration of communities, places and culture. Feel free to explore this directory of heritage events taking place this year. The selection of conferences, events and symposiums organised by heritage initiatives in Europe offers an opportunity to participate in the European heritage project and find out what it means for you and our future. 


EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2018: Call for Entries

September 1st, 2017 - October 1st, 2017

Deadline: 1 October 2017

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service as well as education, training and awareness-raising.

In 2018, the Awards will be used as a pivotal instrument for promoting the key objectives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Special attention will be given to the European dimension of the projects, including:

  • Collaboration between organisations or individuals in two or more European countries;
  • Contribution to developing a sense of European identity or European social cohesion; and/or
  • Enrichment and deepening of symbolic meanings and aesthetic values drawn from European tradition.

Up to 30 heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of those, 7 laureates will receive a Grand Prix and €10,000 each; one will be granted the Public Choice Award, chosen through an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra.

All the winners will be celebrated at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in June in Berlin. The Ceremony is the main highlight of the European Cultural Heritage Summit organised by Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) and the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK).

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Elena Bianchi

Heritage Awards Coordinator

Europa Nostra

+31 (0) 70 302 40 58

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Faro Convention Lab in Georgia

Georgia, place tbc
October 3rd, 2017 - October 5th, 2017

Faro Convention Labs are a series of events organised in relation to specific aspects of the Convention in order to exhibit, analyse and reflect on Faro Convention principles and criteria.

The Lab in Georgia will focus on Democratic Socio-economic models (including business community) in community engagement.

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The Faro Convention in Research-Action: Community involvement in a post-disaster heritage revitalization Workshop

Fontecchio, Italy
October 9th, 2017 - October 12th, 2017

Participants from different academic circles (universities, research institutes and centres) and interested civil society organizations (NGOs, museums, associations, etc.) will present and analyse specific European case studies from various angles (social development, territorial ecosystem, education) and make recommendations for heritage community involvement in a research-action process.

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