CALL FOR ENTRIES
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage was launched in 2002 by the European Commission as part of the implementation of the Culture Programme, which has now been succeeded by the Creative Europe Programme. Europa Nostra, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe, was reappointed in 2014 to run this awards scheme on the basis of its long experience in publicly recognising individual or joint excellence in the field of cultural heritage at a European level.
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is granted annually to identify and promote best practices in the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, to stimulate the trans- frontier exchanges of knowledge and experience throughout Europe, to enhance public awareness and appreciation of Europe's cultural heritage, and to encourage further excellent initiatives through the power of example.
Outstanding heritage achievements will be awarded in the following categories:
● Dedicated service by individuals or organisations
● Education, training and awareness-raising
Criteria for the assessment of entries include excellence in the work executed and preliminary research conducted, as well as respect for artistic, cultural and social value, setting, authenticity and integrity. Special attention will also be paid to sustainability, interpretation and presentation, educational work, funding and management, social responsibility, and audience development. Entries can be on a scale ranging from small to large, local to international, and should display a standard of work considered outstanding in a European context.
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will honour every year up to 30 outstanding heritage achievements from all parts of Europe. The number of awards every year will depend on the type and quality of entries received.
Up to seven projects will be selected as Grand Prix winners and one will receive the Public Choice Award through an online vote conducted via the Europa Nostra website.
Closing date: 1 October 2016
Who may submit an entry?
Countries eligible for the EU Prize:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, FYROM, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom.
You can still apply for a Europa Nostra Award if your country is not on the list of eligible countries.
Countries eligible for the Europa Nostra Awards only:
Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Holy See, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Russian Federation, San Marino, Switzerland and Ukraine.
● Entrants should complete and submit the entry form and make sure all required documentation is included. Please follow carefully the "Dossier requirements" for the appropriate category when preparing your dossier. Non-compliance will result to the elimination of the entry and will not be submitted to the jury
● Dossiers must be submitted in English or French only
● Entry forms must be typed (hand-written applications will not be accepted)
● Entry forms may not be submitted in capital letters
● All parts of the entry form should be filled in
● Receipt of the entry dossier will be acknowledged by the Europa Nostra International Secretariat by
● Dossiers will not be returned, but instead will be filed in the Europa Nostra archives
● All entries will be assessed by a local expert prior to the jury meeting. Assessors will submit their assessment report to the juries
● The award-winning entries will be selected by a European jury of independent experts appointed by the Europa Nostra Board
● The seven Grand Prix laureates will be selected by the Europa Nostra Board in close consultation with the chairpersons of the four juries
● Entrants will be informed of the decision of the jury via e-mail by March 2017. The decisions of the jury are final and correspondence may not be entered into regarding the decision of the jury and feedback on the project
● Representatives of all winning entries will be invited to attend the European Heritage Awards Ceremony where they will be presented with their awards
● All winning entries will receive an award certificate as well as a wall plaque or a trophy
● In addition, winners of a Grand Prix will receive a monetary award of € 10.000
To apply go to "Further official information" link below and fill the application form.
For more information click "Further official information" below.