European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage: Europa Nostra Awards

Deadline: 15 October 2014
Open to: architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media
Prizes: up to seven monetary awards of €10,000 each are awarded

Description

Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. The awards celebrate exemplary restorations and initiatives of the many facets of Europe’s cultural heritage in four categories: Conservation; Research; Dedicated Service; Education, Training and Awareness-raising. Every year, up to six monetary awards of €10.000 each are awarded to the top laureates in the various categories. Through our European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, they celebrate excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media. Through the power of their example they stimulate creativity and innovation.

Award-winning entries will be selected by a European Jury of independent experts. Jury members are designated by Europa Nostra. The Jury will adopt its own rules of procedure upon proposal of its Chairman.  Correspondence may not be entered into regarding the decision of the Jury. Representatives of all winning entries will be invited to attend the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Oslo (Norway) on 11 June 2015, where they will be presented their awards.

Eligibility

Entries may be submitted from the countries that take part in the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

Countries eligible for the EU Prize: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Countries eligible for the Europa Nostra Awards only: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Holy See, Georgia, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Russia, San Marino, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Awards

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards consists of two award levels. Up to seven entries will be awarded a  Grand Prix,  and one receives the Public Choice Award, chosen in an online poll. The Grand Prix includes a monetary prize of €10,000. Up to thirty entries will receive an plaque or trophy.

Application

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2014. Dossiers will not be returned but filed in the Europa Nostra archives. The awards celebrate exemplary restorations and initiatives of the many facets of Europe’s cultural heritage in the four categories. Visit the following link to get deep information about application forms and procedures for each category.

For further information, please visit the official website or contact:

Elena Bianchi
Heritage Awards Coordinator
[email protected]
+31 70 302 40 58

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