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Summer 2015

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Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe

The results of the 2-year project "Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe" (CHCFE) were presented to the public on 12/06 at the Europa Nostra Congress in Oslo. This event was attended by high representatives of European policy circles: European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Norwegian Secretary of State for European Affairs Invild Stub and Vice-President of the Walloon Government, Maxime Prévot.

The CHCFE key findings will be further discussed at the European Parliament on 16/09, and the CHCFE Book will be presented to the public on 22/10 at a networking evening kindly hosted by Bertelsmann. Read Now

Highlights of Europa Nostra Congress 2015 in Oslo


Heritage Awards Ceremony

The winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 were celebrated at a memorable event at the iconic Oslo City Hall on 11 June. Watch video and Read more


600 people #Unite4Heritage at Oslo City Hall

Around 600 people from all over Europe demonstrated their support to UNESCO's #Unite4Heritage campaign during the live-streamed Ceremony on 11 June. Read more


A European Year of Cultural Heritage?

The main goals and key actions that could be developed during the proposed European Year of Cultural Heritage were discussed at the General Assembly in Oslo on 13 June. Read more


Workshop for young crafters from Europe

48 young crafters from 21 countries throughout Europe attended the workshop on Norwegian wood craftsmanship, run by Fortidsminneforeningen with Europa Nostra, from 7-14 June in Oslo.
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World Heritage Committee session in Bonn

The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee was held on 29/06 – 5/07 in Bonn (Germany). This intergovernmental meeting was also attended by a large number of observers representing public and private bodies concerned. On 29/06, a high delegation of Europa Nostra was received by Irina Bokova, DG of UNESCO. The WHC meeting was preceded by an NGO Forum organised by the German-based NGO "World Heritage Watch". Read more


Jordi Savall wins Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2015

The world-renowned musician and conductor Jordi Savall from Spain is this year's winner of the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage. The Jury also gave Special Mentions to the Danish radio/TV journalist Adrian Lloyd Hughes and to the Spanish cultural journalist Rafael Fraguas. The award-giving ceremony will be held on 12 October at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Read more


The 7 Most Endangered 2013: Monastery in Setubal reopens

With the aim to strengthen the capacity of its Member Organisations, Europa Nostra organised an intense three-day programme in Brussels on 15-17 April 2015. Chief Executive Officers of heritage NGOs from 13 European countries - Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Spain and the United Kingdom - participated in the first edition of the Capacity Building Days. Read more


The 7 Most Endangered 2014: technical reports published

Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute made public at the beginning of this month the technical and financial reports for the rehabilitation of the Citadel of Alessandria in Italy, the neighbourhoods of Dolcho and Apozari in Kastoria in Greece and the historic stage machinery of the Bourla theatre in Antwerp in Belgium, listed among 'The 7 Most Endangered' heritage sites in Europe in 2014. Read more


European Heritage Awards 2016
Deadline: 1/10/2015

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe's highest honour in the heritage field. The awards are given to the most outstanding achievements in conservation; research and digitization; dedicated service; and education, training and awareness-raising. Take your place among the best! See how you can submit your project here. The deadline for entries is 1 October 2015. Read more


Other news

Heritage in Motion magazine: Norway Special: Read now

The Best in Heritage 2015 (24-26 September) in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Register now

Exponatec Cologne 2015 (18-20 November) in Germany

European Affairs:

Green Week in Brussels highlights the link between cultural and natural capital

Heritage Happy Hour at van Buuren Gardens in Brussels

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards:

Watch interviews with Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner

Public Choice Award goes to Nuragic Sculptures of Monte Prama, Italy

Excellence Fair gives the floor to Award winners

Awards 2015: Special Mentions by the Jury

Awards Jury membership: call for nominations

The 7 Most Endangered:

Europa Nostra's delegation visit Y-block in Oslo

What future for the Color Row Settlement in Russia?

Across Europe:

The European Industrial and Engineering Heritage reinforces its presence in Europa Nostra

FEDECRAIL meeting in Padua on Heritage Railways

New Members

Les Amis du Château de Vianden, Luxembourg

Birgit Nilsson Society, Sweden

The Swedish Local Heritage Federation, Sweden

Elgiz Museum, Turkey

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