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Autumn 2015

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Sharing Heritage!

Since the Summer, Europa Nostra and its many partners, both public and private, have intensified efforts to achieve a stronger recognition of the value of cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable development and as a cohesive force for our multicultural societies. Special focus was given to the wide dissemination of the findings of the Report "Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe" and to the promotion of the proposed European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

In present times of alarming radicalisation, both inside and outside Europe, Europa Nostra's mission and action are even more important than before: together with our ever-growing network we must raise the awareness and respect – together with our youth - about the value of our shared heritage. At the same time, we must engage in an intercultural dialogue - inside and outside Europe - and also play an active part in the global heritage movement. Hence the excellent motto proposed for the EYCH 2018: Sharing Heritage! Read more

European Heritage Awards: Local Ceremonies


"This project gives hope to all communities in Cyprus"

Representatives from the various communities and top-level officials honoured the exemplary conservation of the Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia on 27 October. Read more


Belgian winner honoured by Commissioner Navracsics

The EU Commissioner for Culture praised the remarkable restoration of the Picturesque Garden of the Museum van Buuren in Brussels at an event held on 22 September.
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Grand Prix for the Rundling Association, Germany

The Rundling Association, a Grand Prix winner, was recognised for its 46 years of dedicated voluntary service to heritage at a ceremony held in Luebeln on 12 September.
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The Churches Conservation Trust honoured, United Kingdom

The Churches Conservation Trust celebrated its Grand Prix in the category dedicated service to heritage with a special event at All Saints’ Church in Cambridge on 7 September.
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Save the dates: 23-27 May 2016 Congress in Madrid

The Spanish capital will stage the 2016 European Heritage Congress from 23-27 May. The winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will be honoured at a special ceremony on 24 May at the historic Zarzuela Theatre. The Congress will place a special focus on ‘Social Participation in Heritage Protection’ with a full-day forum to be held on 25 May at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre. Read more


Watch short documentary on 2015 Congress in Oslo

Re-live or discover the best moments of our memorable Congress in the Norwegian capital. This thrilling documentary produced by Europa Nostra spotlights the European workshop for young crafters, the European Heritage Awards Ceremony and the ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ concluding conference, among other events, and features brief interviews with key players who participated to the Congress. Watch and share video


European Year of Cultural Heritage events

On 28 October in Brussels, the Italian and Spanish Permanent Representations to the EU held a policy debate entitled ‘A European Year for Cultural Heritage: Sharing heritage, a common challenge’. On 13 November in Berlin, top-level politicians, EU and international officials and civil society representatives gathered at an event co-organised by the German National Heritage Committee to demonstrate strong support for the EYCH in 2018.


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Book presented

Europa Nostra and its corporate partner Bertelsmann organised a special networking event on 22 September at Bertelsmann’s Brussels Office dedicated to the presentation of the book with the Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Report. The event was attended by officials of European Commission Directorate Generals, representatives of Permanent Representations of EU Member States and Members of the European Heritage Alliance. Read more


Jordi Savall receives Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2015

Jordi Savall, renowned musician and conductor from Catalonia, Spain, received the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage 2015 at a ceremony held on 12 October at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. The event took place the day after the memorable concert performed by Maestro Savall and his ensemble Hespèrion XXI at Gulbenkian for an audience of 1,200 people. Read more


Other news


EU Ministers focus on Cultural Diplomacy and Intercultural Dialogue

Navracsics in Amsterdam: From Cultural Diplomacy to European Year of Cultural Heritage

Citizens' Dialogue with President Juncker at BOZAR

European Heritage Alliance 3.3: New Phase

European Heritage Alliance 3.3: Renewed Blog

RICHES: New Horizons for Cultural Heritage

EP Breakfast debate on Architectural Heritage Restoration & SMEs

Reflection Group on EU & Heritage met in Luxembourg

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards - Local Ceremonies

UK: British Academy in London hosts ceremony for the Young Archaeologists’ Club

Ireland: Celebration to mark success of the Fota Walled Garden project

Italy: Ceremony for Nuragic Sculptures of Monte Prama assembles 400 people

Spain: Grand Prix for Conservation presented to Salt Valley of Añana

Greece: Ceremony honoured 'Restoration of Lasithi Plateau's Windmills with Perforated Sails'

Norway: Celebration to mark success of the Outbuilding Project in Røros

France: Ceremony for Garden City of Stains opens European Heritage Days in this city

Greece: 'The HERMES digitisation project is an example to be followed in many cities'

Estonia celebrates success of Programme for Owners of Rural Buildings

Greece: Ceremony for Antouaniko Mansion honoured by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Moldova: Ceremony for project 'Saving Past Testimonies for Building a Future'held

Italy: Restoration of Paleochristian Mosaics of the Basilica Complex in Aquileia celebrated

The Netherlands: Rehabilitation of the Halls Amsterdam honoured

Norway: Restoration of Manor House in Eidsvoll celebrated


Serbia: Report for the rehabilitation of the Synagogue in Subotica presented

Educational Seminars on the restoration of the Synagogue in Subotica held

Cologne: Europa Nostra strengthens its participation at Exponatec Cologne 2015

Brussels: Advisory panel meets to shortlist heritage sites for The 7 Most Endangered 2016

Yerevan: Ceremony for ‘Preserving Heritage in Armenia’ honoured by Prime Minister

Dubrovnik: The Best in Heritage 2015 gathers participants from 37 countries

Montenegro: 'Cultural Heritage Works for South East Europe' Forum held in Igalo

Riga: Conference on Industrial Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development in Europe

Cambridge: INTO Conference in Cambridge: global heritage movement in action

Bougival: Europa Nostra visits heritage sites near Paris


Become new Individual Member of Europa Nostra in 2 easy steps

Turkey: Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage becomes part of Europa Nostra

UK: The South Wales Building Preservation Trust joins Europa Nostra

Belgium: Europa Nostra welcomes Centre for Religious Art and Culture

Luxembourg: Les Amis du Château de Vianden becomes member of Europa Nostra


Registration now open: early booking highly recommended

11-16 May | Discovering Brandenburg

11-16 September | Private Châteaux of Normandy

17-23 October 2016 | Spanish Basque Country


Submit ideas: Digital Heritage Conference in Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2016

Discuss: Improving the Treatment of Cultural Heritage in the Next IPCC Assessment Report

Order now: 'Heritage Counts' Leuven Conference Proceedings

Contribute: E-FAITH is now building a web-database on historic harbour cranes in Europe

Apply: Scholarship for Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

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