The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards was launched in 2002 by the European Commission and has been organised by Europa Nostra since then. The Prize celebrates and promotes best practices related to heritage conservation, management, research, education and communication.
In this way, it contributes to a stronger public recognition of cultural heritage as a strategic resource for Europe’s society and economy.
The Prize honours every year up to 30 outstanding heritage achievements from all parts of Europe. Up to seven are selected as Grand Prix laureates and one receives the Public Choice Award, chosen in an online poll. All the winners receive a certificate as well as a plaque or trophy. The Grand Prix laureates also receive €10,000 each.
Specialist juries made up of independent experts assess the applications 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.
Each year, the most remarkable heritage achievements in Europe are recognised.
Europe’s most prestigious heritage awards scheme is organised by Europa Nostra in collaboration with the European Commission and has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Read more here:The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards