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#Heritage4Europe - Our Heritage: a cohesive force for the future of Europe

#Heritage4Europe - Our Heritage: a cohesive force for the future of Europe

24-03-2017

PRESS RELEASE   #Heritage4Europe Our Heritage: a cohesive force for the future of Europe The Hague, 24 March 2017   Europa Nostra salutes the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and acknowledges its significance for all citizens in... Read more


#Heritage4Europe!

#Heritage4Europe!

20-03-2017

Ahead of the Rome Summit on 25 March, Europa Nostra calls on EU leaders to seize this historic opportunity to acknowledge the positive and cohesive role of cultural heritage for the future of Europe, thereby reiterating the European Heritage... Read more


Europa Nostra high-level visit to Valletta during the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council

Europa Nostra high-level visit to Valletta during the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council

20-03-2017

Europa Nostra held its Board meetings in Valletta from 16 to 19 March 2017 on the occasion of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, that is one year before Valletta will be European Capital of Culture 2018 and before the European Year... Read more


Europa Nostra's Call for contributions of examples of best practice and innovative methods

Europa Nostra's Call for contributions of examples of best practice and innovative methods

16-03-2017

TO HERITAGE ORGANISATIONS and HERITAGE PROFESSIONALS (researchers, experts etc.) Deadline: 15 April 2017 Europa Nostra is looking for contributions from all over Europe on inspiring management and funding models; innovative communication... Read more


European experts deliver report for the  rehabilitation of the Kampos of Chios, Greece

European experts deliver report for the rehabilitation of the Kampos of Chios, Greece

15-03-2017

Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute made public on 15 March 2017 a technical and financial report for the rehabilitation of the Kampos of Chios in Greece, listed among The 7 Most... Read more


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Executive Summary in Finnish and Serbian to be presented in May-June

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Executive Summary in Finnish and Serbian to be presented in May-June

13-03-2017

New translations of the Executive Summary of the Report “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe” are on their way.   The Finnish version will be presented during the European Heritage Congress 2017 organised by Europa Nostra on 11-15 May in Turku,... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3 welcomes five new members

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 welcomes five new members

13-03-2017

The European Heritage Alliance 3.3 has grown and is now 41 members strong. As coordinator of the Alliance, Europa Nostra has welcomed the following new members which joined since autumn 2016: - Interpret Heritage – European Association for... Read more


Europa Nostra participates at Maltese Presidency Conference on cultural diplomacy

Europa Nostra participates at Maltese Presidency Conference on cultural diplomacy

09-03-2017

In the framework of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the high-level conference 'Cultural Diplomacy: Fostering International Cultural Dialogue, Diversity and Sustainability' brought together key policy makers and cultural... Read more


Nominate a heritage site for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2018

Nominate a heritage site for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2018

09-03-2017

All over Europe monuments and heritage sites are in danger. Some due to lack of resources or expertise, others due to natural disasters or human actions. To find a sustainable future for these sites, the leading heritage organisation Europa... Read more


Europa Nostra takes part in debate on heritage as economic value at Delphi Economic Forum, Greece

Europa Nostra takes part in debate on heritage as economic value at Delphi Economic Forum, Greece

09-03-2017

The Delphi Economic Forum II was held from 2-5 March 2017, in Delphi, Greece. This year emphasis was given on Greece’s cultural heritage and its pivotal role in generating local and regional development thus contributing to building smart,... Read more


Valletta hosts Europa Nostra meetings on 16-18 March 2017

Valletta hosts Europa Nostra meetings on 16-18 March 2017

03-03-2017

The Board of Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, will meet on 16-18 March 2017 in Valletta, Malta, on the occasion of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is the first time that Malta is holding... Read more


Europa Nostra deeply concerned about plans for the Heumarkt  in the historic heart of Vienna

Europa Nostra deeply concerned about plans for the Heumarkt in the historic heart of Vienna

01-03-2017

PRESS RELEASE The Hague, 1 March 2017 – The leading European heritage organisation EUROPA NOSTRA strongly opposes the redevelopment plans for the Heumarkt in the UNESCO listed Historic Centre of Vienna. The present proposals for the... Read more


Europa Nostra pays tribute to its Secretary General on her Silver Jubilee

Europa Nostra pays tribute to its Secretary General on her Silver Jubilee

23-02-2017

Europa Nostra has paid tribute to its Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović for her charismatic leadership, great passion and complete dedication to the organisation, enabling it to go from strength to strength for 25 years - since 1... Read more


EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017: winners to be announced on 5 April

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017: winners to be announced on 5 April

21-02-2017

The winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017 will be announced on 5 April by Europa Nostra and the European Commission through a joint press release. Some 30 exemplary heritage achievements – in conservation,... Read more


Brussels: Europa Nostra contributes to debate on impact of heritage research projects

Brussels: Europa Nostra contributes to debate on impact of heritage research projects

21-02-2017

Europa Nostra Council member Professor Koenraad van Balen represented Europa Nostra in a round table debate on the impact of cultural heritage research projects that was organised during the “Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage... Read more


Europa Nostra participates in ICTY’s discussion on crimes against cultural heritage, The Hague

Europa Nostra participates in ICTY’s discussion on crimes against cultural heritage, The Hague

16-02-2017

Europa Nostra was invited by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Outreach programme to attend the screening of its latest documentary “Dubrovnik and Crimes against Cultural Heritage”, which took place on 16... Read more


European experts present report on the rehabilitation of Colbert Bridge in Dieppe, France

European experts present report on the rehabilitation of Colbert Bridge in Dieppe, France

14-02-2017

PRESS RELEASE Dieppe / The Hague, 14 February 2017 - Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute published today a technical and financial report on the rehabilitation of the Colbert... Read more


Istanbul: Europa Nostra contributes to ICOMOS conference on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Istanbul: Europa Nostra contributes to ICOMOS conference on UN Sustainable Development Goals

13-02-2017

Europa Nostra’s Council member Claus-Peter Echter presented the outcomes of the 'Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe' (CHCFE) project at the ICOMOS coordination meeting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held in Istanbul,... Read more


Europa Nostra welcomes agreement on funding for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Europa Nostra welcomes agreement on funding for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

10-02-2017

A provisional agreement to establish the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH2018) has been reached by the European Parliament and the Council on 9 February 2017, most importantly on the funding of the Year to which EUR 8 million will be... Read more


Initiative to save Helsinki-Malmi Airport submitted to Finnish Parliament

Initiative to save Helsinki-Malmi Airport submitted to Finnish Parliament

08-02-2017

PRESS RELEASE   A legislative initiative to preserve Helsinki-Malmi Airport, listed among the 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2016 by Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute, was presented today to the Speaker of... Read more


Civil society calls on EU leaders to recognise fundamental role of cultural heritage for the future of Europe

Civil society calls on EU leaders to recognise fundamental role of cultural heritage for the future of Europe

02-02-2017

PRESS RELEASE   The Hague, 2 February 2017 – Ahead of the informal summit of European leaders on the future of the EU in Valletta on 3 February 2017, 40 European heritage networks that form the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 are urging EU... Read more


Role of heritage in addressing challenges in Europe discussed at policy seminar in Brussels

Role of heritage in addressing challenges in Europe discussed at policy seminar in Brussels

31-01-2017

On the occasion of a policy seminar organised by the EU-funded project CulturalBase, researchers, practitioners and policy stakeholders gathered in Brussels on 31 January 2017 to discuss how the upcoming European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018... Read more


Plácido Domingo presents EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, in Turku, Finland on 15 May 2017

Plácido Domingo presents EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, in Turku, Finland on 15 May 2017

24-01-2017

The European Heritage Congress, one of the largest annual events related to cultural heritage, will take place in Turku, Finland from 11-15 May 2017. The public highlight of the Congress is the European Heritage Awards Ceremony to be held on 15... Read more


Pioneering study on heritage conflicts by Secretary General of Europa Nostra Serbia released

Pioneering study on heritage conflicts by Secretary General of Europa Nostra Serbia released

16-01-2017

A remarkable book entitled ‘Governing Heritage Dissonance: Promises and Realities of Selected Cultural Policies’ written by the Secretary General of Europa Nostra Serbia Višnja Kisić has just been published by the European Cultural Foundation... Read more


European Year of Cultural Heritage needs adequate Funding

European Year of Cultural Heritage needs adequate Funding

20-12-2016

Brussels, 20 December 2016 - The European Heritage Alliance 3.3 is calling on 28 EU Heads of State or Government to ensure that the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 is supported with adequate financial resources at all levels of... Read more


Estonia: European experts put forward action plan to rehabilitate Patarei Sea Fort in Tallinn

Estonia: European experts put forward action plan to rehabilitate Patarei Sea Fort in Tallinn

12-12-2016

PRESS RELEASE Tallinn / The Hague, 12 December 2016 - Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute issued today a report comprising an action plan to restore and develop Patarei Sea... Read more


Europa Nostra supports nomination of Rosia Montana for UNESCO World Heritage status

Europa Nostra supports nomination of Rosia Montana for UNESCO World Heritage status

06-12-2016

Europa Nostra and its President Plácido Domingo welcome the landmark decision by the Romanian Government to nominate the ancient mining landscape of Roșia Montană for UNESCO World Heritage status. In a letter sent today to the Prime Minister of... Read more


Europa Nostra participates in historic Conference for Endangered Cultural Heritage in Abu Dhabi

Europa Nostra participates in historic Conference for Endangered Cultural Heritage in Abu Dhabi

06-12-2016

On 2-3 December 2016, Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosted a historic Conference for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas, bringing together Heads of States and Ministers from over 40 countries as well as... Read more


Europa Nostra visited exhibition ‘Rising from destruction’ at the Colosseum in Rome

Europa Nostra visited exhibition ‘Rising from destruction’ at the Colosseum in Rome

18-11-2016

On 15 November 2016, a delegation from Europa Nostra – comprised of Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Board Member Rossana Bettinelli, Council Member Gaiané Casnati, and Scientific Council Member Paolo Vitti – visited the... Read more


Celebrating the power of Europe’s Heritage at Terme di Diocleziano in Rome

Celebrating the power of Europe’s Heritage at Terme di Diocleziano in Rome

14-11-2016

The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were officially presented to four exceptional Italian winners – the rehabilitation of the Diocletian Baths, the research project ‘Granaries of Memory’, Mrs Giulia Maria Crespi, who has... Read more


“The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 requires a collective effort”

“The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 requires a collective effort”

10-11-2016

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 decides on joint letter for European Year On the occasion of 2016 denkmal trade fair, Europe’s leading trade fair for conservation, restoration and old building renovation, the European Heritage Alliance 3.3... Read more


Four Italian heritage achievements will receive Europe’s top Award in the presence of Minister Franceschini in Rome on 14 November

Four Italian heritage achievements will receive Europe’s top Award in the presence of Minister Franceschini in Rome on 14 November

08-11-2016

PRESS RELEASE & INVITATION   Four exceptional Italian winners – the rehabilitation of the Diocletian Baths, the research project ‘Granaries of Memory’, Mrs Giulia Maria Crespi, who has devoted her life to the vigorous defence of Italy’s... Read more


European Heritage Movement represented at denkmal fair in Leipzig on 9-11 November

European Heritage Movement represented at denkmal fair in Leipzig on 9-11 November

04-11-2016

Europa Nostra will hold its autumn Board and Council meetings on 9-11 November 2016 in Leipzig, Germany, on the occasion of the denkmal fair, Europe’s leading Trade Fair for Conservation, Restoration and Old Building Renovation. An insightful... Read more


Official Launch of Heritage Times

Official Launch of Heritage Times

03-11-2016

During Denkmal 2016, the largest European Trade Fair in the field of heritage, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra, together with Bert Ludwig, Director of European Heritage... Read more


Malta: Former President of Italia Nostra Giorgio Bassani commemorated

Malta: Former President of Italia Nostra Giorgio Bassani commemorated

03-11-2016

All over the world this year, in institutes with academic, literary and Italian connections, Dr Giorgio Bassani has been honoured and commemorated this being the 100th anniversary since his birth. He will be remembered for his important literary... Read more


Iceland hosts its first ever Ceremony in honour of the French Hospital

Iceland hosts its first ever Ceremony in honour of the French Hospital

28-10-2016

The first ever Local Award Ceremony in Iceland took place on 28 October 2016 and celebrated the success of the rehabilitation and conversion of the French Hospital in Faskrudsfjordur into a museum in the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa... Read more


Belgium: Masterplan for the renovation of the Bourla Theatre to be presented in May 2017

Belgium: Masterplan for the renovation of the Bourla Theatre to be presented in May 2017

28-10-2016

The masterplan for the renovation of the Bourla theatre in Antwerp in Belgium, whose 19th century stage machinery was listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage assets in Europe in 2014, will be unveiled in May 2017. The related management... Read more


Plácido Domingo: destruction of Cultural Heritage is a Human Rights issue

Plácido Domingo: destruction of Cultural Heritage is a Human Rights issue

27-10-2016

Maestro Plácido Domingo, as President of Europa Nostra and Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, contributed via a video message to the event Time To End Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage: A Human Rights Call to Action held on 27 October at... Read more


Europe’s top heritage Award presented to Employees and Activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Europe’s top heritage Award presented to Employees and Activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

21-10-2016

PRESS RELEASE Sarajevo, 22 October 2016 - The Employees and Activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina received a Grand Prix of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016 at a festive event held yesterday... Read more


Ecuador: Europa Nostra contributes to UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

Ecuador: Europa Nostra contributes to UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

20-10-2016

Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October 2016. Member States of the UN General Assembly decided that the four objectives of the Conference were to... Read more


Finland: 50.000 people sign petition to keep Helsinki-Malmi Airport in operation

Finland: 50.000 people sign petition to keep Helsinki-Malmi Airport in operation

19-10-2016

In less than two months, 50,000 people from across Finland have endorsed a legislative initiative to preserve Helsinki-Malmi Airport, listed among the 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2016 by Europa Nostra and the European Investment... Read more


UK: Prehistoric Picture Project celebrated at McDonald Institute in Cambridge

UK: Prehistoric Picture Project celebrated at McDonald Institute in Cambridge

17-10-2016

The Prehistoric Picture Project, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016 in the Research category, was honoured at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge on the afternoon of 17 October 2016.... Read more


Employees and Activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be honoured on 21 October

Employees and Activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be honoured on 21 October

17-10-2016

PRESS RELEASE & INVITATION Europa Nostra, Europe’s leading heritage organisation, in cooperation with the European Commission and the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, cordially invite you to the Local Award... Read more


Greece: Grand Prix for Traditional Watermill in Agios Germanos

Greece: Grand Prix for Traditional Watermill in Agios Germanos

15-10-2016

The presentation ceremony of the Grand Prix of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016 to the rehabilitation of the Traditional Watermill in Agios Germanos in Prespes was held at its premises on 15 October 2016. Costa... Read more


Belarus: Europa Nostra Award presented to National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve 'Niasvizh'

Belarus: Europa Nostra Award presented to National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve 'Niasvizh'

15-10-2016

 The National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve 'Niasvizh', winner of a 2016 Europa Nostra Award in the category Dedicated Service, hosted a ceremony to celebrate this remarkable achievement on 14 October. Europa Nostra’s Vice-President... Read more


The Netherlands: Ceremony for the Museum Oud Amelisweerd held

The Netherlands: Ceremony for the Museum Oud Amelisweerd held

15-10-2016

On 7 October 2016, the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016 was presented to the Museum Oud Amelisweerd (MOA) in Bunnik, Utrecht, in front of an audience of 200 people. Truze Lodder, former Treasurer of Europa Nostra, and... Read more


French cartoonist Plantu and Portuguese philosopher Eduardo Lourenço received Helena Vaz da Silva European Award in Lisbon

French cartoonist Plantu and Portuguese philosopher Eduardo Lourenço received Helena Vaz da Silva European Award in Lisbon

11-10-2016

The prestigious French editorial cartoonist Jean Plantureux, known as Plantu, and the prominent Portuguese philosopher Eduardo Lourenço received the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage 2016 from... Read more


SEECOM conference: Cultural heritage as a resource for positive communication about Europe

SEECOM conference: Cultural heritage as a resource for positive communication about Europe

06-10-2016

As one of the keynote speakers at the 5th annual conference of SEECOM (the South East Europe Public Sector Communication Association) held on 6 October 2016 in Brussels, Europa Nostra’s Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović made a strong... Read more


Croatia: The Best in Heritage celebrates its 15th anniversary in style

Croatia: The Best in Heritage celebrates its 15th anniversary in style

26-09-2016

The Best in Heritage conference 2016, which brought together some 150 participants from 33 countries, took place on 22-25 September in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The presentation of 28 award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects –... Read more


‘Cultural Heritage counts for Europe’ presented at cultural tourism conference in Guimarães, Portugal

‘Cultural Heritage counts for Europe’ presented at cultural tourism conference in Guimarães, Portugal

23-09-2016

Cultural Heritage counts for Europe and for tourism as it became evident when Europa Nostra’s Council Member Prof. Dr. Koenraad Van Balen presented the key findings and recommendations of the report ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ as one of... Read more


Europa Nostra voices great concern about possible closure of Museum Oud Amelisweerd in the Netherlands

Europa Nostra voices great concern about possible closure of Museum Oud Amelisweerd in the Netherlands

21-09-2016

Europa Nostra, Europe’s leading heritage organisation, is most concerned about the news that the Museum Oud Amelisweerd will possibly have to close its doors. Only in April of this year, Oud Amelisweerd won one of the European Heritage Awards,... Read more


The Netherlands: Rehabilitation of Fort Kijkuit honoured

The Netherlands: Rehabilitation of Fort Kijkuit honoured

21-09-2016

The conservation of Fort Kijkuit in Kortenhoef, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016, was celebrated on the afternoon of 21 September 2016. Astrid Weij, Board Member of Europa Nostra, Maria Silvia Gatta, Head of... Read more


Estonia: Experts from Europa Nostra and EIB Institute visited Patarei Sea Fort

Estonia: Experts from Europa Nostra and EIB Institute visited Patarei Sea Fort

19-09-2016

Experts from Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute were in Tallinn for a four-day mission related to Patarei Sea Fort, listed among The 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in... Read more


Greece: Kampos of Chios in the sights of Europa Nostra and European Investment Bank Institute

Greece: Kampos of Chios in the sights of Europa Nostra and European Investment Bank Institute

15-09-2016

On 12-14 September 2016, the Kampos of Chios in Greece, listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2016, was visited by a team of heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra, the European Investment Bank Institute and... Read more


Leuven: 40th anniversary of our partner Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation!

Leuven: 40th anniversary of our partner Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation!

13-09-2016

The world-renowned Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at KU Leuven, Belgium, celebrated its 40th anniversary on 12 September 2016. The celebrations consisted of a day of lectures and discussions on heritage in all its... Read more


Belgium: Conversion of De Hoorn brewery into a creative hub celebrated

Belgium: Conversion of De Hoorn brewery into a creative hub celebrated

11-09-2016

PRESS RELEASE   Leuven, 11 September 2016 - The presentation ceremony of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016, Europe’s highest honour in the field, to the Conversion of De Hoorn brewery into a creative hub, took place... Read more


Norway: Ceremony honoured Friends of the Storfjord

Norway: Ceremony honoured Friends of the Storfjord

10-09-2016

The association of Friends of the Storfjord, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016 Europe’s highest honour in the field, was recognised for its 41 years of dedicated voluntary service to the preservation of this... Read more


Portugal: Ceremony for Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Santarem assembles 400 people

Portugal: Ceremony for Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Santarem assembles 400 people

10-09-2016

The Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Santarém, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016, hosted a ceremony for 400 people on the afternoon of 10 September. Luís Filipe de Castro Mendes, Minister of Culture, João Tàtá... Read more


Finland celebrates success of ‘Adopt a Monument’ in the European Heritage Awards

Finland celebrates success of ‘Adopt a Monument’ in the European Heritage Awards

09-09-2016

PRESS RELEASE   Tampere, 9 September 2016 - The ceremony for the programme ‘Adopt a Monument’, a Grand Prix winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016, Europe’s highest honour in the field, was held today at the... Read more


Successful launch of a new Social Media initiative: a breath of fresh air for Heritage

Successful launch of a new Social Media initiative: a breath of fresh air for Heritage

06-09-2016

Europa Nostra teamed up with European Heritage Volunteers (based in Weimar, Germany) to launch a new social media initiative for heritage during a kick-off seminar that took place on 28 August - 2 September 2016. This new participatory programme,... Read more


First ever Grand Prix of the European Heritage Awards presented in Serbia to Conservation Study of Village Gostuša

First ever Grand Prix of the European Heritage Awards presented in Serbia to Conservation Study of Village Gostuša

31-08-2016

  The Grand Prix of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards was presented in Serbia for the first time to the Conservation Study of the Village Gostuša in Pirot District on 31 August 2016. Around 100 heritage and cultural... Read more


European Commission publishes proposal for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

European Commission publishes proposal for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

30-08-2016

PRESS RELEASE Brussels / The Hague, 30 August 2016 – In time for the political rentrée in September, the European Commission has today published its long-awaited proposal for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. After the initial... Read more


Serbia: Conservation Study of Village Gostuša receives European Heritage Award on 31/08

Serbia: Conservation Study of Village Gostuša receives European Heritage Award on 31/08

25-08-2016

PRESS RELEASE   The Conservation Study of the Village Gostuša in Pirot District in Serbia, a Grand Prix winner of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016, Europe’s highest honour in the field, will be... Read more


European Heritage Award presented to Knockando Woolmill, Moray, Scotland

European Heritage Award presented to Knockando Woolmill, Moray, Scotland

15-08-2016

The outstanding restoration of Knockando Woolmill, Moray, Scotland, winner of an European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2016, was celebrated at a special ceremony held on the afternoon of 15 August 2016 at the Woolmill.... Read more


Plácido Domingo and EU Commissioner Navracsics present Europe’s top heritage Award to the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

Plácido Domingo and EU Commissioner Navracsics present Europe’s top heritage Award to the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

07-08-2016

PRESS RELEASE Budapest, 7 August 2016 – Plácido Domingo, in his capacity as President of Europa Nostra, Europe’s leading heritage organisation, and Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, were in... Read more


European heritage and financial experts visit Ererouyk and Anipemza, Armenia

European heritage and financial experts visit Ererouyk and Anipemza, Armenia

02-08-2016

PRESS RELEASE   A delegation of heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute visited the archaeological site of Ererouyk and the village of Anipemza... Read more


Ererouyk-Anipemza project launched

Ererouyk-Anipemza project launched

22-07-2016

A group of experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute is arriving in Armenia from July 19th to 23rd. They will officially launch the “Ererouyk-Anipemza” project, that will be implemented with the assistance of the... Read more


Europa Nostra endorses UNESCO’s strong appeal to the Italian government to present urgent measures for the safeguard of Venice and its Lagoon

Europa Nostra endorses UNESCO’s strong appeal to the Italian government to present urgent measures for the safeguard of Venice and its Lagoon

13-07-2016

On the occasion of the 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Istanbul, Plácido Domingo, in his double capacity as President of Europa Nostra and UNESCO ‘Good Will Ambassador’, sent a letter to the Director General of UNESCO Irina... Read more


Europa Nostra raises its voice against destructions of heritage in South-East Turkey

Europa Nostra raises its voice against destructions of heritage in South-East Turkey

11-07-2016

Europa Nostra has raised its voice against the destruction of cultural heritage caused by armed conflicts in South-East Turkey in the past months. Prior to UNESCO’s 40th session of the World Heritage Committee held on 10-20 July 2016 in Istanbul... Read more


French cartoonist Plantu and Portuguese philosopher Eduardo Lourenço win  Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2016

French cartoonist Plantu and Portuguese philosopher Eduardo Lourenço win Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2016

04-07-2016

PRESS RELEASE Lisbon / The Hague, 4 July 2016 – The renowned French editorial cartoonist Jean Plantureux, known as Plantu, and the Portuguese philosopher Eduardo Lourenço are the two winners ex aequo of the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award... Read more


Crowdfunding for the 7 Most Endangered site of Ererouyk / Anipemza in Armenia

Crowdfunding for the 7 Most Endangered site of Ererouyk / Anipemza in Armenia

27-06-2016

The first Europa Nostra and European Investment Bank Institute expert mission in Armenia is scheduled for 19-24 July 2016 and to enhance its impact the nominating organisation (CSDCA) is promoting collateral activities. First of all, a photo... Read more


Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee visits Madrid’s Waterworks and Metro

Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee visits Madrid’s Waterworks and Metro

24-06-2016

The traditional industrial heritage excursion this year went to Madrid’s Waterworks and the city’s Metro Transport System. The original waterworks “Canal Isabel II”, founded in the 1850s, could not provide... Read more


First European meeting on ‘Private Foundations & Heritage’ held in Lisbon

First European meeting on ‘Private Foundations & Heritage’ held in Lisbon

24-06-2016

Europa Nostra and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation held the first meeting of Private Foundations supporting Cultural Heritage in Europe on 24 June 2016 at the Gulbenkian Foundation’s headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The main aims of this... Read more


‘New Narrative for Europe’ could be further promoted during the European Year of Cultural Heritage

‘New Narrative for Europe’ could be further promoted during the European Year of Cultural Heritage

22-06-2016

On 21 June 2016, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Tibor Navracsics and four Ambassadors of the New Narrative for Europe project discussed their ideas on the future of this EU initiative with Members of the Committee on... Read more


Plácido Domingo and Europa Nostra visit Bougival, near Paris

Plácido Domingo and Europa Nostra visit Bougival, near Paris

22-06-2016

On 19 June, Europa Nostra President, Maestro Plácido Domingo, visited the small town of Bougival, located 18 km south of Paris, which preserve the memory of an impressive number of 19th century European artists, ranging from Impressionist... Read more


CHCFE Executive Summary translated into Dutch, Norwegian, Polish and Spanish

CHCFE Executive Summary translated into Dutch, Norwegian, Polish and Spanish

14-06-2016

Following the presentation of the final results of the European cooperation project ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ (CHCFE), which took place on 12 June 2015 in Oslo during the European Heritage Congress organised by Europa Nostra, the... Read more


UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova: “The protection of heritage has become a humanitarian imperative and a security issue”

UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova: “The protection of heritage has become a humanitarian imperative and a security issue”

13-06-2016

PRESS RELEASE The Hague, 13 June 2016 – “The destruction of heritage is inseparable from the persecution of people. This is why we consider the protection of cultural heritage today as far more than a cultural issue. This has become a... Read more


Heritage protection and cultural diplomacy discussed at UNESCO's conference in Brussels

Heritage protection and cultural diplomacy discussed at UNESCO's conference in Brussels

10-06-2016

On occasion of the high-level conference ‘#Unite4Heritage - Cultural Diversity under Attack: Protecting Heritage for Peace’ held in Brussels on 9-10 June 2016 and hosted by UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova, the European Commission’s... Read more


European Heritage Congress 2016 attracts widespread media coverage in Spain

European Heritage Congress 2016 attracts widespread media coverage in Spain

08-06-2016

The European Heritage Congress held in Madrid on 22-27 May 2016 received extensive media coverage in Spain. The premier daily newspaper ABC published an extended interview with Europa Nostra’s President Plácido Domingo, who addressed cultural... Read more


Cultural heritage at the heart of the new EU Strategy on cultural diplomacy

Cultural heritage at the heart of the new EU Strategy on cultural diplomacy

08-06-2016

In the joint communication ‘Towards an EU strategy on international cultural relations’, Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, and Tibor Navracsics,... Read more


The 7 Most Endangered 2016: Mission to Helsinki-Malmi Airport undertaken

The 7 Most Endangered 2016: Mission to Helsinki-Malmi Airport undertaken

06-06-2016

PRESS RELEASE   Helsinki-Malmi Airport in Finland was visited by a delegation of European experts on 2-3 June 2016, less than three months after being listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2016 by Europa Nostra and... Read more


Europa Nostra and EIB Institute mission visits Colbert Bridge in Dieppe, France

Europa Nostra and EIB Institute mission visits Colbert Bridge in Dieppe, France

06-06-2016

PRESS RELEASE   Heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visited Colbert Swing Bridge in Dieppe, France, listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2016, from 31 May to 2... Read more


Scientific Council’s public session gathers 120 participants

Scientific Council’s public session gathers 120 participants

06-06-2016

The Scientific Council of Europa Nostra held its 52nd meeting during the European Heritage Congress 2016 in Madrid. The internal session was kindly hosted by Hispania Nostra at its premises on 22 May. The public session, entitled ‘Fortifications... Read more


New (re)appointments to Europa Nostra’s main bodies

New (re)appointments to Europa Nostra’s main bodies

01-06-2016

During the meetings of the main bodies of Europa Nostra held in Madrid on 22-26 May 2016, various (re)appointments were made by the Council, the General Assembly and the Scientific Council. On the afternoon of 23 May at Espacio... Read more


Europa Nostra’s governing bodies meet in Madrid

Europa Nostra’s governing bodies meet in Madrid

01-06-2016

Productive and fruitful meetings of Europa Nostra's Board, Council and General Assembly were held during the European Heritage Congress 2016 which took place in Madrid from 22-27 May. On 22 May, the Board met to discuss various issues,... Read more


Preparatory meetings for missions to the 7 Most Endangered sites 2016

Preparatory meetings for missions to the 7 Most Endangered sites 2016

31-05-2016

On 24-26 May 2016, during the European Heritage Congress in Madrid, experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute had fruitful meetings with representatives from the organisations that nominated the sites included in the... Read more


Public Forum dedicated to ‘Social Participation in Heritage Protection’

Public Forum dedicated to ‘Social Participation in Heritage Protection’

31-05-2016

On 25 May 2016 at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre in Madrid, the full-day forum on ‘Social Participation in Heritage Protection’ brought together eminent Spanish, European and South-American heritage experts and 200 heritage professionals,... Read more


H.M. Queen Letizia of Spain opens exhibition on the Spanish Award winners

H.M. Queen Letizia of Spain opens exhibition on the Spanish Award winners

31-05-2016

On the morning of 23 May 2016 at the College of Architects of Madrid, H.M. Queen Letizia of Spain, Honorary President of Hispania Nostra, opened a photographic exhibition about the Spanish winners of the European Heritage Awards since its... Read more


Award winners present achievements at Excellence Fair

Award winners present achievements at Excellence Fair

31-05-2016

The winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2016 presented their exceptional achievements during the Excellence Fair held on the morning of 24 May 2016 at the College of Architects of Madrid. More than 300 people,... Read more


Grand Prix laureates and Public Choice Award winner give interviews

Grand Prix laureates and Public Choice Award winner give interviews

26-05-2016

The seven Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2016 share their expectations, impressions and emotions of receiving the top heritage award in Europe in short video... Read more


Joining forces for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Joining forces for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

26-05-2016

The European Commission’s recent announcement to propose a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 was enthusiastically welcomed and discussed by hundreds of heritage players from all over Europe during the European Heritage Congress in Madrid... Read more


The King's Little Pathway in Spain receives a Grand Prix and the Public Choice Award

The King's Little Pathway in Spain receives a Grand Prix and the Public Choice Award

26-05-2016

The rehabilitation of the King's Little Pathway in El Chorro gorge in Malaga, Spain, was the big winner of the 2016 edition of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: the expert jury granted it a Grand Prix and €10,000 while... Read more


Awards Ceremony in Madrid: a great celebration with powerful policy messages

Awards Ceremony in Madrid: a great celebration with powerful policy messages

26-05-2016

“Magical”, “inspiring” and “memorable” were the most common expressions used by the winners of the European Heritage Awards 2016 to describe the presentation ceremony held on 24 May at the historic Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid, Spain. Around 1,000... Read more


Plácido Domingo and EU Commissioner Navracsics announce Grand Prix winners of the European Heritage Awards 2016 in Madrid

Plácido Domingo and EU Commissioner Navracsics announce Grand Prix winners of the European Heritage Awards 2016 in Madrid

24-05-2016

PRESS RELEASE   Madrid, 24 May 2016 – The winners of the 2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated this evening during a high-profile event at the Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid.... Read more


Heritage in Motion Awards Ceremony 2016 held in Lesbos, Greece

Heritage in Motion Awards Ceremony 2016 held in Lesbos, Greece

20-05-2016

The Provincie of Limburg in Belgium received the Heritage in Motion ‘Best Achievement Award’ for its project 'Limburg 1914-1918, Small Stories from a Great War' during a special ceremony held on 20 May 2016 in Lesbos, Greece. Heritage in Motion... Read more


Plácido Domingo delivers message on European Year of Cultural Heritage to President Juncker

Plácido Domingo delivers message on European Year of Cultural Heritage to President Juncker

18-05-2016

Plácido Domingo, in his capacity as President of Europa Nostra, congratulated Jean-Claude Juncker on the crucial decision recently taken by the President of the European Commission to organise a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 and... Read more


Plácido Domingo hosts European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Madrid on 24 May

Plácido Domingo hosts European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Madrid on 24 May

05-05-2016

PRESS RELEASE & INVITATION Madrid, 5 May 2016 - Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, will co-host the European Heritage Awards Ceremony at the Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid on 24... Read more


2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Special Mentions

2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Special Mentions

04-05-2016

The Special Mentions of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2016 were made public today by Europa Nostra and the European Commission. This year, the Awards Juries granted Special Mentions to 14 heritage... Read more


Natura Awards 2016: Vote for the biodiversity project of Skyros island, Greece

Natura Awards 2016: Vote for the biodiversity project of Skyros island, Greece

28-04-2016

The Greek island of Skyros, which is a part of Europa Nostra’s programme ‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’, mount Kochylas and the LIFE Programme implemented by the Municipality of Skyros, Elliniki Etairia and the Hellenic Ornithological Society,... Read more


European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018

European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018

20-04-2016

The day of 19 April 2016 shall be remembered as a historic day for our ever-growing European movement for cultural heritage. During the opening session of the bi-annual European Culture Forum in Brussels, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner... Read more


Capacity Building Days in Brussels focus on ‘Communicating Heritage in Europe’

Capacity Building Days in Brussels focus on ‘Communicating Heritage in Europe’

18-04-2016

“Interesting”, “engaging” and “energising” were the most common expressions used by the participants to describe the Capacity Building Days organised by Europa Nostra for its Member Organisations on 13-15 April 2016 in Brussels. Communication... Read more


Heritage in Motion Awards 2016: finalists unveiled

Heritage in Motion Awards 2016: finalists unveiled

11-04-2016

The 8 finalists for the Heritage in Motion Awards 2016 were announced today. Heritage in Motion is an annual multimedia competition on themes related to Europe’s cultural and natural heritage for the creators and users of films, games, apps and... Read more


National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve

National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Niasvizh" wins a Europa Nostra Award 2016

07-04-2016

The Hague, 7 April 2016 – The National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Niasvizh" in Niasvizh has received a Europa Nostra Award 2016 in the category Dedicated Service. The public announcement was made today by Europa Nostra, the leading... Read more


2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: 28 winners from 16 countries announced

2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: 28 winners from 16 countries announced

07-04-2016

PRESS RELEASE   Brussels / The Hague, 7 April 2016 - The European Commission and Europa Nostra today revealed the winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s highest honour in the heritage... Read more


UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova gives Europe Lecture in The Hague on 13 June

UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova gives Europe Lecture in The Hague on 13 June

31-03-2016

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO is the keynote speaker of the 14th edition of the Europe Lecture which will be held on 13 June 2016 in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. This Lecture, which takes place during the... Read more


Brussels hosts European Culture Forum on 19-20 April

Brussels hosts European Culture Forum on 19-20 April

31-03-2016

The European Culture Forum, a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission to spark the debate on EU cultural policy and initiatives, will take place on 19-20 April 2016 in Brussels. The Forum will be opened by Tibor Navracsics,... Read more


Two victories for the defense of the botanical gardens at Serres d'Auteuil

Two victories for the defense of the botanical gardens at Serres d'Auteuil

31-03-2016

Two victories have been won by the heritage associations acting in defense of the Serres d´Auteuil botanical gardens following a letter of support published on 18 December by Europa Nostra and its president, Maestro Plácido Domingo. The letter... Read more


Europa Nostra’s Capacity Building Days take place in Brussels on 13-15 April

Europa Nostra’s Capacity Building Days take place in Brussels on 13-15 April

31-03-2016

The second edition of Europa Nostra's Capacity Building Days will be held in Brussels on 13-15 April 2016 and concentrate on Communication. With the aim to strengthen the capacity of its Member Organisations, Europa Nostra developed an inspiring... Read more


HRH The Prince of Wales and Europa Nostra’s Secretary General promote heritage protection in Kosovo

HRH The Prince of Wales and Europa Nostra’s Secretary General promote heritage protection in Kosovo

21-03-2016

On 18-19 March 2016, Europa Nostra’s Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović visited Kosovo and spoke at the International Interfaith Conference held in the historic city of Prizren, which was organised to coincide with the vist of HRH The... Read more


European Parliament puts spotlight on sustainable future of Rosia Montana

European Parliament puts spotlight on sustainable future of Rosia Montana

17-03-2016

MEP Mircea Diaconu from Romania, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament and Rapporteur of the EP Resolution ‘Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe’, hosted an international... Read more


Venice Lagoon: The Most Endangered site in Europe

Venice Lagoon: The Most Endangered site in Europe

16-03-2016

PRESS RELEASE   Venice, 16 March 2016 – Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, Europe’s leading heritage organisation, has urged authorities at all levels of governance to work together to save Venice and its Lagoon and called on... Read more


Europe’s 7 Most Endangered heritage sites 2016 announced

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered heritage sites 2016 announced

16-03-2016

PRESS RELEASE   The Hague / Luxembourg, 16 March 2016 - The Archaeological site of Ererouyk and the village of Ani Pemza in Armenia, Patarei Sea Fort in Tallinn in Estonia, Helsinki-Malmi Airport in Finland, Colbert Swing Bridge in Dieppe in... Read more


Europa Nostra takes action to safeguard the Museum of Textiles and Decorative Arts in Lyon

Europa Nostra takes action to safeguard the Museum of Textiles and Decorative Arts in Lyon

04-03-2016

Milan / The Hague, 4 March 2016 – Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, has lent his voice to the large campaign to save the Museum of Textiles and Decorative Arts in Lyon (Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs) in personally... Read more


Durres: first phase of the Roman Amphitheatre rehabilitation completed

Durres: first phase of the Roman Amphitheatre rehabilitation completed

03-03-2016

The initial phase of the project to restore the Roman Amphitheatre in Durres in Albania, listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2013, was successfully concluded in February 2016. The nearly 10-month intervention... Read more


European Parliament held round table discussion on ‘Modern Heritage at Risk’

European Parliament held round table discussion on ‘Modern Heritage at Risk’

23-02-2016

On 23 February 2016, MEP Momchil Nekov, member of the EP Culture and Education Committee (S&D, Bulgaria), hosted a round table discussion on ‘Modern Heritage at Risk’ at the European Parliament in Brussels to give more visibility to the need for... Read more


European Commission’s President encouraged to change VAT policy in the heritage sector

European Commission’s President encouraged to change VAT policy in the heritage sector

16-02-2016

On 15 February 2016, Europa Nostra co-signed a letter to the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker concerning the imminent European debate on a new VAT policy for Member States. This letter drew the attention of President Juncker to... Read more


Heritage in Motion Awards: Europeana teams up with Europa Nostra and the European Museum Academy

Heritage in Motion Awards: Europeana teams up with Europa Nostra and the European Museum Academy

15-02-2016

Europeana has joined forces with Europa Nostra and the European Museum Academy for the promotion of the multimedia competition Heritage in Motion, which seeks to reach out to new audiences. Representatives from the three organisations gathered to... Read more


Rosia Montana: from Europe’s 7 Most Endangered to World Heritage tentative list

Rosia Montana: from Europe’s 7 Most Endangered to World Heritage tentative list

10-02-2016

The end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 have brought great achievements for Rosia Montana in Romania. On 30 December, the ancient mining landscape of Rosia Montana was classified as a historic site, and, on 5 February, it was put on the country’s... Read more


UK: North of England Civic Trust hosts ceremony for its Heritage Skills Initiative

UK: North of England Civic Trust hosts ceremony for its Heritage Skills Initiative

03-02-2016

The success of the education, training and awareness-raising programme Heritage Skills Initiative in the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 was celebrated on the afternoon of 3 February 2016 at Trinity House in Newcastle... Read more


European Heritage Label for 9 outstanding monuments and sites

European Heritage Label for 9 outstanding monuments and sites

03-02-2016

Nine monuments and sites were included on the European Heritage Label list by the European Commission on 2 February 2016. The labelled sites, which celebrate and symbolise European history, ideals and integration, are the Imperial Palace in... Read more


UK: European Heritage Award for Middleport Pottery presented to HRH The Prince of Wales

UK: European Heritage Award for Middleport Pottery presented to HRH The Prince of Wales

26-01-2016

The outstanding restoration of Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, Europe’s highest honour in the field, was celebrated on its premises on the morning of 26 January 2016.... Read more


Brussels: Restoration of Wielemans-Ceuppens Brewery’s Machines started

Brussels: Restoration of Wielemans-Ceuppens Brewery’s Machines started

25-01-2016

In 2013, the feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Wielemans-Ceuppens Brewery’s Machines in Brussels received the Grand Prix in Research of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. Two years later, in December 2015, the... Read more


2016 European Heritage Awards: 187 applications from 36 countries received

2016 European Heritage Awards: 187 applications from 36 countries received

21-01-2016

Organisations and individuals from 36 countries across Europe submitted a total of 187 applications for the 2016 edition of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. In regard to the categories, Conservation has the... Read more


Europa Nostra soutient la demande de suspension des travaux de démolition d’une partie des Serres d’Auteuil à Paris

Europa Nostra soutient la demande de suspension des travaux de démolition d’une partie des Serres d’Auteuil à Paris

18-12-2015

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE   Paris / La Haye, 18 décembre 2015 - Suite à l’autorisation – accordée dans le cadre du projet de modernisation et d’extension du complexe sportif de Roland Garros – de construire un nouveau stade de tennis d’environ 5000... Read more


Europa Nostra supports the call to suspend demolition works affecting the Serres d’Auteuil Botanical Gardens in Paris

Europa Nostra supports the call to suspend demolition works affecting the Serres d’Auteuil Botanical Gardens in Paris

18-12-2015

PRESS RELEASE VERSION FRANCAISE Paris / The Hague, 18 December 2015 - Following the recent granting of the permit to enlarge the Roland Garros sport complex with the construction of a new tennis stadium of about 5,000 seats, partly located on... Read more


14 European heritage sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016

14 European heritage sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016

10-12-2015

PRESS RELEASE The Hague / Luxembourg, 10 December 2015 - Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) announce today the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most... Read more


"Funding Cultural Heritage in Europe" discussion held in Luxembourg

27-11-2015

Upon invitation of the European Investment Bank Institute, the governing bodies of Europa Nostra met on 27-28 November 2015 in Luxembourg on the occasion of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This Policy Conference... Read more


Educational Seminars on the restoration of the Synagogue in Subotica held

Educational Seminars on the restoration of the Synagogue in Subotica held

26-11-2015

The Expert Seminar and the On Site Seminar for Young Professionals on the conservation of the Synagogue in Subotica, Serbia listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2014, took place from 19-24 November 2015, within the... Read more


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

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

26-11-2015

Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute made public today the technical and financial report for the restoration of the Synagogue in Subotica, listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2014, following a... Read more


EU Ministers focus on Cultural Diplomacy and Intercultural Dialogue

EU Ministers focus on Cultural Diplomacy and Intercultural Dialogue

25-11-2015

In a climate of maximum security alert in the EU capital on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November 2015, the current migratory and refugee crisis was the guiding thread of the policy debates among Culture and Education Ministers. The role of youth... Read more


Become new Individual Member of Europa Nostra in 2 easy steps

Become new Individual Member of Europa Nostra in 2 easy steps

19-11-2015

Heritage professionals, volunteers and supporters can now become individual members of Europa Nostra by completing a simple online form. Please access: http://membership.europanostra.org and fill in your details and preferred type of membership.... Read more


Citizens' Dialogue with President Juncker at BOZAR

Citizens' Dialogue with President Juncker at BOZAR

19-11-2015

In the aftermath of the tragic Paris attacks and in the midst of a heightened security alert in Brussels, Europa Nostra Secretary General, Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, attended the third edition of the Brussels Days of L'Obs dedicated to... Read more


Madrid to host 2016 European Heritage Congress

Madrid to host 2016 European Heritage Congress

18-11-2015

The Spanish capital will stage the 2016 European Heritage Congress from 23-27 May. Hundreds of heritage players from all over Europe, including professionals, volunteers, decision-makers, partners and supporters, will participate in this major... Read more


Turkey: Association for the Protection of Heritage becomes part of Europa Nostra’s Network

Turkey: Association for the Protection of Heritage becomes part of Europa Nostra’s Network

18-11-2015

In October 2015, Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations was joined by Turkey’s Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Kültürel Mirası Koruma Derneği – KMKD). Safeguarding cultural heritage in Turkey, raising awareness of... Read more


Europa Nostra strengthens its participation at Exponatec Cologne 2015

Europa Nostra strengthens its participation at Exponatec Cologne 2015

18-11-2015

Exponatec Cologne, Europe's most important trade fair for the museum, conservation and restoration sectors, is taking take place from 18-20 November 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Cultural heritage, preventive conservation, lighting and multimedia are... Read more


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

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

17-11-2015

Commissioner Tibor Navracsics attended a meeting with stakeholders from the Dutch arts and culture sector in Amsterdam on 10 November 2015, facilitated by the European Cultural Foundation. Truze Lodder, Europa Nostra Board Member and Treasurer,... Read more


Gathering in Berlin to celebrate Europe’s cultural heritage

Gathering in Berlin to celebrate Europe’s cultural heritage

13-11-2015

On the very week of the 26th celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, high-level politicians, university professors, representatives of EU and international institutions as well as representatives of civil society gathered at an event... Read more


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

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

12-11-2015

The ceremony for the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC), winner of a EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising, was the focal point of a day of celebrations showcasing the... Read more


Heritage Tours 2016: save the dates

Heritage Tours 2016: save the dates

11-11-2015

This year’s tours were well attended and very successful. The tour of Houses and Gardens in Kent (17-21 May) was a delight, whilst the tour of Transylvania (17-23 September) proved to be an eye-opener to a totally captivating region. The tour of... Read more


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

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

11-11-2015

The advisory panel of The 7 Most Endangered programme met in Brussels, at Europa Nostra’s office, on 9-10 November 2015. Independent experts in history, archaeology, architecture, conservation and finance discussed the applications made by civil... Read more


UK: The South Wales Building Preservation Trust joins Europa Nostra

UK: The South Wales Building Preservation Trust joins Europa Nostra

04-11-2015

The South Wales Building Preservation Trust, a registered charity established in 2002 with the aim of saving buildings of architectural and historic interest in South Wales, became a part of Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in... Read more


Belgium: Europa Nostra welcomes Centre for Religious Art and Culture

Belgium: Europa Nostra welcomes Centre for Religious Art and Culture

03-11-2015

The Centre for Religious Art and Culture (CRKC) joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in October 2015. The CRKC is a centre of expertise for religious heritage in Flanders and Brussels, Belgium. It was founded in 1998 by the... Read more


E-FAITH now building a database on historic harbour cranes in Europe

E-FAITH now building a database on historic harbour cranes in Europe

30-10-2015

The E-FAITH steering group on historic cranes is now building a web-database on historic harbour cranes in Europe. This database will include general information and documentation about cranes, and, most importantly, a list of cranes used at... Read more


Debate on European Year of Cultural Heritage

Debate on European Year of Cultural Heritage

28-10-2015

In conjunction with the meeting of the “Comite des Affaires culturelles” (CAC) of the EU Council, the Italian and Spanish Permanent Representations to the EU organised on 28 October in Brussels a policy debate entitled ‘A European Year for... Read more


Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia: “This project gives hope to all communities in Cyprus”

Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia: “This project gives hope to all communities in Cyprus”

27-10-2015

The exemplary conservation of the Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia, winner of a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, was celebrated on its premises on the evening of 27 October 2015. It was a moving and... Read more


RICHES: New Horizons for Cultural Heritage

RICHES: New Horizons for Cultural Heritage

27-10-2015

On 19 October 2015, the first Policy Seminar of RICHES entitled "New Horizons for Cultural Heritage" took place in Brussels. A morning networking session gathered circa 30 participants and 13 presentations of various EC funded projects,... Read more


European Heritage Award presented today to Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia

European Heritage Award presented today to Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia

26-10-2015

PRESS RELEASE   The outstanding conservation of the Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia, winner of an European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, considered Europe’s highest honour in the field, will be... Read more


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

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

26-10-2015

The training programme Preserving Cultural Heritage in Armenia, winner of a Europa Nostra Award 2015, was celebrated at the National Gallery of Armenia on the morning of 24 October 2015. This solemn ceremony gathered around 200 people and was... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3: New Phase

European Heritage Alliance 3.3: New Phase

23-10-2015

The European Heritage Alliance held its plenary autumn meeting on 22 October to take stock of the latest developments in the field of cultural heritage in Europe and discuss the best ways to continue implementing an integrated approach to... Read more


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Book Presented

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Book Presented

22-10-2015

Keeping the momentum for cultural heritage that has been so visible in Europe for the past two years with the adoption of major policy documents by all EU institutions, and most recently by the European Parliament with the adoption on 8 September... Read more


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

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

22-10-2015

The ceremony for the Fota Walled Garden, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the Education, Training and Awareness Raising category, was held on its premises in Cork on the afternoon of 22 October 2015. John... Read more


EP Breakfast debate on Heritage Restoration & SMEs

EP Breakfast debate on Heritage Restoration & SMEs

20-10-2015

Building on the ongoing heritage policy momentum, a working breakfast dedicated to architectural heritage restoration and the key role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) was hosted on 14 October at the European Parliament in Brussels by the... Read more


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

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

15-10-2015

Around 400 people paid tribute to the remarkable conservation of the Nuragic Sculptures of Monte Prama in Sardinia, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 and the public’s favourite project, at a ceremony held at... Read more


Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2015  presented in Lisbon to Maestro Jordi Savall

Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2015 presented in Lisbon to Maestro Jordi Savall

13-10-2015

Maestro Jordi Savall, the world-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 the evening of 12 October at the... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3: Renewed Blog

European Heritage Alliance 3.3: Renewed Blog

09-10-2015

A renewed blog of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 was launched in October 2015. If you are visiting using a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet, you will notice a new ‘responsive’ layout. This makes navigation and reading content... Read more


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

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

05-10-2015

The European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) held its 8th annual international conference on ‘Industrial Heritage: Prospects for Sustainable Tourism Development in Europe’ on 18-19 September 2015 in Riga, Latvia. The conference, which was... Read more


Call for entries for the Heritage in Motion Awards 2016

Call for entries for the Heritage in Motion Awards 2016

05-10-2015

Open for application from 1 October 2015 Submit your innovative and new multimedia projects (films, websites, apps, games, museum experiences etcetera) promoting, exploring and/or safeguarding Europe’s cultural heritage. Are you a... Read more


Greece: Ceremony for ‘Restoration of Lasithi Plateau’s Windmills with Perforated Sails’ held

Greece: Ceremony for ‘Restoration of Lasithi Plateau’s Windmills with Perforated Sails’ held

05-10-2015

The Local Award Ceremony for the research project for the Restoration of Lasithi Plateau’s Windmills with Perforated Sails in Crete, Greece, winner of a EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, took place on 3 October 2015.... Read more


Grand Prix in Conservation presented to Salt Valley of Añana, Spain

Grand Prix in Conservation presented to Salt Valley of Añana, Spain

05-10-2015

The Local Award Ceremony at the Salt Valley of Añana in the Basque Country, Spain, a Grand Prix winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the Conservation category, assembled around 150 people on the afternoon of... Read more


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

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

28-09-2015

The Best in Heritage conference 2015 took place on 24-26 September in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and brought together a diverse group of 130 participants coming from 37 countries. The presentation of 28 award-winning museum, heritage and conservation... Read more


Reflection Group on EU & Heritage met in Luxembourg

Reflection Group on EU & Heritage met in Luxembourg

25-09-2015

The Reflection Group “EU and Cultural Heritage” composed of representatives of Heritage Departments of a number of EU Member States met on 23-25 September in Luxembourg to discuss developments regarding heritage taking place in Europe. Among the... Read more


Belgium: Picturesque Garden of Museum van Buuren honoured by Commissioner Navracsics

Belgium: Picturesque Garden of Museum van Buuren honoured by Commissioner Navracsics

22-09-2015

The Local Award Ceremony at the Picturesque Garden of the Museum van Buuren in Brussels, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the Conservation category, was held on 22 September 2015 and assembled more than... Read more


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

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

21-09-2015

The success of the Outbuilding Project in Røros in the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 was celebrated on 21-22 September with a varied programme, featuring a workshop on traditional Norwegian wooden craftsmanship, an... Read more


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

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

18-09-2015

The Local Award Ceremony for the Garden City of Stains, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the Education, Training and Awareness-Raising category, was held on the evening of 18 September 2015 and marked the... Read more


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

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

18-09-2015

The Ceremony for the digitisation project HERMES: Hermoupolis Digital Heritage Management, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, was held at the 19th century Apollo Theatre in Hermoupolis on the island of Syros... Read more


Estonia celebrates success of Programme for Owners of Rural Buildings

Estonia celebrates success of Programme for Owners of Rural Buildings

18-09-2015

The Local Award Ceremony for the Programme for Owners of Rural Buildings in Estonia, Grand Prix winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the Education, Training and Awareness-Raising category, gathered around 160... Read more


Joining forces for heritage in the European Parliament in Brussels

Joining forces for heritage in the European Parliament in Brussels

16-09-2015

Just a week after the adoption by the European Parliament of a Resolution calling for the implementation of an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe (with over 80% of MEPs voting in favour), cultural heritage was at the heart of... Read more


INTO Conference in Cambridge: global heritage movement in action

INTO Conference in Cambridge: global heritage movement in action

14-09-2015

The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) held its biennial conference in Cambridge, UK, from 7-11 September 2015. During the conference, Fiona Reynolds was elected new President of INTO, succeeding Professor Simon Molesworth, who has... Read more


Germany: EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award presented to the Rundling Association

Germany: EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award presented to the Rundling Association

14-09-2015

The Rundling Association, a Grand Prix winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, considered Europe’s highest honour in the field, was recognised for its 46 years of dedicated voluntary service to the preservation of... Read more


Greece: Ceremony for Antouaniko Mansion honoured by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Greece: Ceremony for Antouaniko Mansion honoured by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

13-09-2015

The outstanding conservation of the Antouaniko Mansion in Chios, Greece, winner of a 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award, was celebrated on the afternoon of 12 September. His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch... Read more


Ceremony for project ‘Saving Past Testimonies for Building a Future in Moldova’ held

Ceremony for project ‘Saving Past Testimonies for Building a Future in Moldova’ held

10-09-2015

The first ever Local Award Ceremony in the Republic of Moldova took place at the National Museum of History in Chișinău on 9 September 2015. Around 130 people gathered to celebrate the success of the education and awareness-raising project... Read more


Europa Nostra visits heritage sites in Bougival, near Paris

Europa Nostra visits heritage sites in Bougival, near Paris

09-09-2015

On 9 September 2015, top-level representatives from Europa Nostra paid a visit to Bougival, a small town located 15 km from the centre of Paris famous for being an important lieux de mémoire related to European 19th century painting, music and... Read more


European Parliament stands up for cultural heritage

European Parliament stands up for cultural heritage

08-09-2015

Today is an important day for cultural heritage in Europe as the Members of the European Parliament have recognised the vital role of heritage in Europe and the opportunities it represents for our economy and our development by adopting with a... Read more


UK: The Churches Conservation Trust marks Award homecoming with ceremony at All Saints’ Cambridge

UK: The Churches Conservation Trust marks Award homecoming with ceremony at All Saints’ Cambridge

08-09-2015

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), the national charity saving historic churches at risk, marked the homecoming of its 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award for 46 years of dedicated service in conservation on... Read more


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

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

07-09-2015

The Local Award Ceremony for the Paleochristian Mosaics of the Basilica Complex in Aquileia, Italy, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the category of Conservation, took place at its premises on the... Read more


The Netherlands: Rehabilitation of the Halls Amsterdam honoured

The Netherlands: Rehabilitation of the Halls Amsterdam honoured

03-09-2015

The outstanding conservation of the Halls Amsterdam: Centre for Media, Fashion, Culture and Crafts, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, was celebrated on the afternoon of 3 September 2015. The ceremony was... Read more


Conference debates future of endangered Patarei Sea Fort in Tallinn

Conference debates future of endangered Patarei Sea Fort in Tallinn

28-08-2015

Finding a viable future for the 19th century Patarei Sea Fort in Tallinn, considered a unique ensemble of classical defence architecture and a powerful symbol of national resistance to both the communist and Nazi regimes, was the focus of an... Read more


Norway: Restoration of Manor House in Eidsvoll celebrated

Norway: Restoration of Manor House in Eidsvoll celebrated

17-08-2015

The Local Award Ceremony for the Manor House in Eidsvoll in Norway, winner of a 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in the Conservation category, took place at its premises on the afternoon of 16 August 2015. The President... Read more


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

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

14-08-2015

The not-for-profit heritage association Les Amis du Château de Vianden from Luxembourg joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in June 2015. Protecting, managing, enhancing and promoting the Castle are the core activities of this... Read more


 2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: apply by 01/10/2015

2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: apply by 01/10/2015

07-08-2015

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. It recognises the excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, volunteers, schools,... Read more


Awards Jury membership: call for nominations

Awards Jury membership: call for nominations

30-07-2015

Europa Nostra is looking for new members of the Heritage Awards Juries who every year carefully study the submitted dossiers for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards and select the winning projects. The Juries... Read more


Heritage Happy Hour at Van Buuren Gardens in Brussels

Heritage Happy Hour at Van Buuren Gardens in Brussels

27-07-2015

It has become a tradition in the past few years for Europa Nostra to raise a glass in the company of our members and partners based in Brussels before the summer break. These "Heritage Happy Hours" give us the opportunity to take stock of our... Read more


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

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

27-07-2015

At its Europa Nostra Congress held in Oslo in June 2015, the rich programme included an unprecedented number of items and visits related to Industrial and Engineering Heritage. The general excursion in the surroundings of Oslo included a visit... Read more


FEDECRAIL meeting in Padua on Heritage Railways

FEDECRAIL meeting in Padua on Heritage Railways

27-07-2015

At its General Assembly held in Padua in April 2015, FEDECRAIL, the European Museum & Heritage Railways Federation, invited EUROPA NOSTRA’s Council member and Chair of its Industrial and Engineering Committee – IEHC - Pierre LACONTE as a keynote... Read more


Maestro Jordi Savall wins Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2015

Maestro Jordi Savall wins Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2015

16-07-2015

PRESS RELEASE   Lisbon / The Hague, 16 July 2015 – Maestro Jordi Savall, the world renowned musician and conductor from Spain (Catalonia) is this year’s winner of the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural... Read more


European experts deliver report for the rehabilitation of Bourla theatre’s machinery

European experts deliver report for the rehabilitation of Bourla theatre’s machinery

07-07-2015

PRESS RELEASE   Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute made public today the technical and financial report for the rehabilitation of the 19th century stage machinery of the Bourla... Read more


European experts present report for the restoration of historic areas in Kastoria

European experts present report for the restoration of historic areas in Kastoria

06-07-2015

PRESS RELEASE   Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) published today the technical and financial report for the rehabilitation of historic areas in the neighbourhoods of... Read more


European experts deliver report for the rehabilitation of the Citadel of Alessandria

European experts deliver report for the rehabilitation of the Citadel of Alessandria

03-07-2015

PRESS RELEASE   Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute made public today the technical and financial report for the rehabilitation of the 17-18th century Citadel of Alessandria in... Read more


Europa Nostra welcomes the Swedish Local Heritage Federation

Europa Nostra welcomes the Swedish Local Heritage Federation

01-07-2015

The Swedish Local Heritage Federation joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in February 2015. The Federation, created in 1916 and based in Stockholm, serves a nationwide heritage movement, consisting of 26 affiliated regional... Read more


The 7 Most Endangered 2013: Monastery in Setubal in Portugal reopens to the public

The 7 Most Endangered 2013: Monastery in Setubal in Portugal reopens to the public

01-07-2015

PRESS RELEASE   The 15th century Monastery in Setúbal in Portugal, listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2013 by the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute,... Read more


39th session of World Heritage Committee held in Bonn

39th session of World Heritage Committee held in Bonn

28-06-2015

The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, held from 29 June to 8 July 2015 in Bonn, Germany, was chaired by Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag. The agenda of the session... Read more


Excellence Fair gives the floor to Award winners

Excellence Fair gives the floor to Award winners

28-06-2015

The winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 presented their exceptional achievements during the Excellence Fair held at the Domus Academica of Oslo University on the morning of 11 June 2015. Some 300 people,... Read more


600 people #Unite4Heritage at Oslo City Hall

600 people #Unite4Heritage at Oslo City Hall

24-06-2015

On 11 June 2015, around 600 people from all over Europe demonstrated their support to UNESCO’s #Unite4Heritage campaign during the live-streamed European Heritage Awards Ceremony at the iconic Oslo City Hall, the home of the annual Nobel Peace... Read more


Europa Nostra’s delegation visit Y-block in Oslo

Europa Nostra’s delegation visit Y-block in Oslo

22-06-2015

On 10 June 2015, a top-level delegation of Europa Nostra paid a visit to the Y-block located in the Government Quarter in the centre of Oslo, following its nomination to ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016 by Fortidsminneforeningen - the... Read more


Heritage in Motion magazine: Norway Special

Heritage in Motion magazine: Norway Special

22-06-2015

Europa Nostra has published a new issue of its Heritage in Motion magazine entirely dedicated to Norway, the host country of the European Heritage Congress 2015. This special edition takes us on a discovery tour of the rich heritage of... Read more


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

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

22-06-2015

The seven Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 share their expectations, impressions and emotions of receiving the highest honour in the heritage field and... Read more


2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Special Mentions

2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Special Mentions

18-06-2015

The Special Mentions of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 were made public during the European Heritage Congress held from 10-14 June 2015 in Oslo, Norway. This year, the Juries of the Awards accorded... Read more


48 young crafters from 21 European countries attend workshop in Oslo

48 young crafters from 21 European countries attend workshop in Oslo

18-06-2015

A total of 48 young craftspeople from 21 countries throughout Europe participated in an intensive workshop on traditional crafts and building techniques in wood in Oslo from 7-14 June 2015. The workshop, specially designed to coincide with this... Read more


Towards a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018?

Towards a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018?

18-06-2015

The proposal to hold, possibly in 2018, a European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) has been positively received by all EU Institutions. Europa Nostra strongly supports this initiative which perfectly reflects the current momentum at EU level for... Read more


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

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

17-06-2015

The conservation of the Nuragic Sculptures of Monte Prama in Sardinia in Italy won the Public Choice Award 2015. The announcement made by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the impassioned acceptance speech given by the project’s... Read more


Heritage as driver of peace and sustainability celebrated at Awards Ceremony in Oslo

Heritage as driver of peace and sustainability celebrated at Awards Ceremony in Oslo

17-06-2015

  At the iconic Oslo City Hall, home of the annual Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, around 600 people from all over Europe gathered on the evening of 11 June 2015 to pay tribute to this year’s winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa... Read more


European project results demonstrate cultural heritage does count for Europe’s sustainable development

European project results demonstrate cultural heritage does count for Europe’s sustainable development

12-06-2015

PRESS RELEASE Oslo, 12 June 2015 - Europa Nostra and the partners of the EU-funded project 'Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe' (CHCFE) have revealed today the main findings and strategic recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full... Read more


Winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 honoured at high-profile ceremony at Oslo City Hall

Winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 honoured at high-profile ceremony at Oslo City Hall

11-06-2015

PRESS RELEASE Oslo, 11 June 2015 - The winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 were celebrated this evening during a high-profile event at Oslo City Hall. The European Heritage Awards Ceremony... Read more


Green week in Brussels featured discussion on ‘cultural and natural capital’

Green week in Brussels featured discussion on ‘cultural and natural capital’

10-06-2015

The Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, was held from 3-5 June 2015 in Brussels. It featured a series of conferences and workshops with a special focus on nature and biodiversity, including a panel discussion... Read more


Watch LIVE European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2015 in Oslo on 11 June (18:00 CEST)

Watch LIVE European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2015 in Oslo on 11 June (18:00 CEST)

08-06-2015

The winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 will be celebrated during a high-profile event at Oslo City Hall on the evening of Thursday 11 June (18:00-20:00 CEST).   The European Heritage Awards... Read more


European heritage and arts celebrated at Oslo City Hall on 11 June under Creative Europe

European heritage and arts celebrated at Oslo City Hall on 11 June under Creative Europe

04-06-2015

PRESS RELEASE   Oslo, 4 June 2015 - Oslo City Hall will stage a major event celebrating Europe’s heritage and the arts on 11 June. The award-giving ceremony for the 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, considered Europe’s... Read more


What future for the color row settlement in Russia?

What future for the color row settlement in Russia?

03-06-2015

On 29 May 2015, heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute had a working meeting in The Hague about the Colour Row Settlement of Chernyakhovsk (Russia), listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’... Read more


Oslo hosts European Heritage Congress from 10-14 June

Oslo hosts European Heritage Congress from 10-14 June

01-06-2015

PRESS RELEASE & INVITATION Oslo, 1 June 2015 - Hundreds of heritage players from all over Europe, including professionals, volunteers, decision-makers, partners and supporters, will gather in Oslo from 10-14 June for the European Heritage... Read more


Reflection Group

Reflection Group "EU and Cultural Heritage" meets in Rome

07-05-2015

The Reflection Group on “EU and Cultural Heritage” composed of the representatives of EU Members States and also of European networks active in the field of cultural heritage, had its latest meeting on 5-6 May 2015 in Rome, under the... Read more


SOS: Sign this Petition against large cruisers in the Venice laguna

SOS: Sign this Petition against large cruisers in the Venice laguna

06-05-2015

Venice and its amazing heritage remain endangered, not only by forces of nature but increasingly by development projects which are not respectful of its cultural heritage and natural environment. The Italian government will soon decide whether to... Read more


Barcelona: Plácido Domingo welcomes the President’s Circle

Barcelona: Plácido Domingo welcomes the President’s Circle

04-05-2015

On 30 April 2015, Members of Europa Nostra President’s Circle gathered in Barcelona on the occasion of the concert performance of the rarely performed Verdi’s opera “I Due Foscari” at the Liceu, the historic Opera House of Barcelona, starring... Read more


Santander: Cultural heritage and sustainable tourism as key contributors to local and regional development

Santander: Cultural heritage and sustainable tourism as key contributors to local and regional development

01-05-2015

The first external meeting of the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) of the EU’s Committee of the Regions took place on 30 April 2015 in Santander (Spain) at the invitation of Cristina Mazas... Read more


Horizon 2020: 'Getting cultural heritage to work for Europe'

Horizon 2020: 'Getting cultural heritage to work for Europe'

01-05-2015

The anticipated report of the Horizon 2020 expert group on cultural heritage is now available online. The report, presenting the conclusions of the Expert Group, provides the rationale for setting a renewed European Research & Innovation policy... Read more


‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ website launched

‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ website launched

30-04-2015

A website dedicated to Europa Nostra’s new programme ‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ was launched in Athens on 28 April 2015. For nearly two years, Elliniki Etairia has spearheaded the creation of this online platform, in close collaboration with... Read more


Mobile version of the Europa Nostra website online

Mobile version of the Europa Nostra website online

29-04-2015

A mobile friendly version of the Europa Nostra website is now online. If you search for Europa Nostra on your mobile phone, you will be automatically directed towards m.europanostra.org This version has an easy to navigate ‘Menu’ button on... Read more


Namur Declaration calls for a European Strategy for Heritage

Namur Declaration calls for a European Strategy for Heritage

24-04-2015

Upon the initiative of the Belgian chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers of Culture, the European ministers of culture from the fifty States parties to the European Cultural Convention gathered in Namur (Belgium) from 22... Read more


Madrid: HM Queen Sofia honoured Spanish Award winners 2013-2014

Madrid: HM Queen Sofia honoured Spanish Award winners 2013-2014

17-04-2015

The Spanish winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards for 2013 and 2014 were honoured at a high-profile ceremony presided over by HM Queen Sofia of Spain at the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid on 17 April 2015.... Read more


Capacity Building Days held in Brussels

Capacity Building Days held in Brussels

17-04-2015

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 (or their representatives) from 13 European... Read more


EN Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in The Hague

EN Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in The Hague

15-04-2015

Europa Nostra’s Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee (IEHC) held its 13th meeting in The Hague on 19-20 March 2015. The working visits focused on the theme “industrial and maritime heritage related to shipbuilding/repair and shipping in... Read more


Russia: Conservation of the Viipuri Library in Vyborg receives a Europa Nostra Award 2015

Russia: Conservation of the Viipuri Library in Vyborg receives a Europa Nostra Award 2015

14-04-2015

PRESS RELEASE The Hague, 14 April 2015 – The exemplary restoration of the Viipuri Library in Vyborg in Russia has won a Europa Nostra Award 2015. The public announcement was made today by Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage... Read more


Preserving Cultural Heritage in Armenia project wins a Europa Nostra Award 2015

Preserving Cultural Heritage in Armenia project wins a Europa Nostra Award 2015

14-04-2015

PRESS RELEASE   The Hague, 14 April 2015 – The training programme Preserving Cultural Heritage in Armenia has received a Europa Nostra Award 2015. The public announcement was made today by Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage... Read more


Winners of 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

Winners of 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

14-04-2015

PRESS RELEASE   Brussels / The Hague, 14 April 2015 - The European Commission and Europa Nostra have revealed today the winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, considered Europe’s most prestigious... Read more


Europa Nostra joins UNESCO’s #Unite4Heritage campaign

Europa Nostra joins UNESCO’s #Unite4Heritage campaign

13-04-2015

On 28 March 2015, at the University of Baghdad in Iraq, UNESCO launched the online campaign #Unite4Heritage to build support for the protection of heritage where it is threatened by violence and destruction. Europa Nostra fully endorses this... Read more


Europa Nostra organises “Capacity Building Days” on 15-17 April 2015

Europa Nostra organises “Capacity Building Days” on 15-17 April 2015

12-03-2015

In the framework of its 3-year Network Project “Mainstreaming Heritage” which has received the invaluable support of the European Union through its Creative Europe programme, Europa Nostra organises “Capacity Building Days” for its Member... Read more


The 7 Most Endangered 2016: nominate a heritage site by 31 July 2015

The 7 Most Endangered 2016: nominate a heritage site by 31 July 2015

10-03-2015

All over Europe monuments and heritage sites are in danger. Some due to lack of resources or expertise, others due to neglect or inadequate planning. To find a sustainable future for these important sites, the leading heritage organisation Europa... Read more


European experts put forward action plan to restore carillons of Mafra Palace, Portugal

European experts put forward action plan to restore carillons of Mafra Palace, Portugal

06-03-2015

PRESS RELEASE Lisbon / The Hague, 6 March 2015 - Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute announced today an action plan to restore the carillons of the Mafra National Palace in... Read more


European experts propose action plan to save and restore wooden churches in Romania

European experts propose action plan to save and restore wooden churches in Romania

05-03-2015

PRESS RELEASE   Bucharest / The Hague, 5 March 2015 - Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute made public today an action plan to save and restore wooden churches in southern... Read more


Brussels: Committee of the Regions hosted Europa Nostra’s networking event

Brussels: Committee of the Regions hosted Europa Nostra’s networking event

04-03-2015

On the occasion of the second meeting of the newly formed Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) of the Committee of the Regions, Europa Nostra organised a networking event around its photo exhibition... Read more


New Narrative for Europe: video interview with Europa Nostra’s Secretary General

New Narrative for Europe: video interview with Europa Nostra’s Secretary General

04-03-2015

With the aim of promoting the ‘New Narrative for Europe’ project, the European Commission Representation in Portugal conducted video interviews in various European cities with seven members of the Cultural Committee which, in 2013 and 2014, was... Read more


Turkey: ONE Association joins Europa Nostra

Turkey: ONE Association joins Europa Nostra

27-02-2015

The ONE Association became a part of Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in February 2015. Protecting and promoting Turkish culture and heritage and helping to build bridges between Turkey and other countries in order to foster... Read more


Outcomes of the missions to the 7 Most Endangered sites 2014 discussed in Brussels

Outcomes of the missions to the 7 Most Endangered sites 2014 discussed in Brussels

27-02-2015

The results and recommendations of the rescue missions to ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ monuments and sites in Europe in 2014 were presented and discussed by heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra, the European Investment Bank Institute... Read more


Working visit to England to find viable future for the stage machinery of the Bourla Theatre

Working visit to England to find viable future for the stage machinery of the Bourla Theatre

25-02-2015

JOINT PRESS RELEASE   Antwerp / The Hague, 25 February 2015 – The Flemish Government, the City of Antwerp, Toneelhuis, Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute will jointly investigate what adjustments will be required and may... Read more


Austria: Gustav Klimt Memorial Society becomes part of Europa Nostra’s network

Austria: Gustav Klimt Memorial Society becomes part of Europa Nostra’s network

24-02-2015

The Gustav Klimt Memorial Society joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in February 2015. The Viennese association was founded in 1999 by a group of volunteers, with the aim of saving and restoring Klimt’s villa and last studio,... Read more


2015 Awards Scheme sets new records: 270 applications from 33 countries

2015 Awards Scheme sets new records: 270 applications from 33 countries

06-02-2015

The 2015 edition of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards has set new records for participation and outreach. A total of 270 applications were submitted by organisations and individuals from 33 countries across... Read more


Brussels: Committee of the Regions hosts exhibition on European Heritage Awards

Brussels: Committee of the Regions hosts exhibition on European Heritage Awards

06-02-2015

The photo exhibition ‘Europe: Our Past, our Future’ about the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, considered Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field, can be visited at the Committee of the Regions building in... Read more


UK: Europa Nostra welcomes Bath Preservation Trust

UK: Europa Nostra welcomes Bath Preservation Trust

04-02-2015

The Bath Preservation Trust, one of the largest local preservation trusts in England, joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in December 2014. Established in 1934, the Trust was set up to “to preserve the historic character and... Read more


Turkey: Europa Nostra supports the Göbekli Tepe campaign led by the ONE Association

Turkey: Europa Nostra supports the Göbekli Tepe campaign led by the ONE Association

28-01-2015

On 21 January 2015 at its Paris headquarters, UNESCO hosted a conference initiated by the recently established Turkish heritage association ONE (Ortak Nesiller Entegrasyonu). On this occasion, eminent personalities from the worlds of culture,... Read more


Belgium: Horta Museum becomes member of Europa Nostra

Belgium: Horta Museum becomes member of Europa Nostra

27-01-2015

The Horta Museum in Brussels joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in October 2014. It was established in 1969 by the Municipality of Saint-Gilles, with the aim of preserving Victor Horta’s home and studio and of opening them to... Read more


Commissioner Navracsics supports European Year of Cultural Heritage

Commissioner Navracsics supports European Year of Cultural Heritage

22-01-2015

The Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament (CULT) held a rich two-day meeting on 19-20 January 2015 which concentrated closely on culture. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport,... Read more


Georgia: Appeal to stop the destruction of an important archaeological site

Georgia: Appeal to stop the destruction of an important archaeological site

14-01-2015

Sakdrisi-Kachaghiani, located in southeastern Georgia, is the oldest known gold mine in the world, dating back to the fourth millennium BC. On 12 December 2014, the Government of Georgia, without any prior public consultation, revoked the... Read more


Europa Nostra keen to cooperate with the new President of Romania

Europa Nostra keen to cooperate with the new President of Romania

06-01-2015

On 23 December 2014, the Executive President of Europa Nostra, Denis de Kergorlay, sent a letter to the new President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, congratulating him on his recent election, acknowledging his remarkable achievements in the cultural... Read more


UK: Southern Pennines Rural Regeneration Company joins Europa Nostra

UK: Southern Pennines Rural Regeneration Company joins Europa Nostra

17-12-2014

The Southern Pennines Rural Regeneration Company, or Pennine Prospects, joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in October 2014. Pennine Prospects is a unique organisation working in the South Pennines, the distinctive area of... Read more


Athens: proposed law threatens the authenticity of Plaka historic district

Athens: proposed law threatens the authenticity of Plaka historic district

16-12-2014

The historic neighbourhood of Plaka, located under the Acropolis in Athens, is today seriously threatened by the proposed changes to the legislation on commercial activity which have been introduced, without any prior public discussion, by the... Read more


Plácido Domingo in Belgrade:

Plácido Domingo in Belgrade: "Cultural heritage is the gold mine of Serbia"

09-12-2014

The President of Europa Nostra, Plácido Domingo, seized the occasion of his concert given on 8 December 2014 in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, to convey a special message to the government and citizens of Serbia. "You are blessed... Read more


Europa Nostra welcomes Swedish Industrial Heritage Association

Europa Nostra welcomes Swedish Industrial Heritage Association

05-12-2014

The Swedish Industrial Heritage Association became a Member Organisation of Europa Nostra in July 2014. Listing the historic industrial sites in Sweden, awarding the best projects and initiatives in this field at the national level and... Read more


Award Ceremony for the Historical Landscape of El Senia's Ancient Olive Trees, Spain

Award Ceremony for the Historical Landscape of El Senia's Ancient Olive Trees, Spain

02-12-2014

The exemplary conservation of the Historical Landscape of El Sénia's Ancient Olive Trees, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2014, was celebrated on the morning of 27 November in La Jana and Ulldecona, Spain. The... Read more


European Parliament held public hearing on cultural heritage

European Parliament held public hearing on cultural heritage

02-12-2014

The Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament held a public hearing on 'An integrated approach to cultural heritage in Europe: state of play and perspectives' in Brussels on the morning of 2 December 2014. The meeting focused... Read more


Cultural heritage: key priority of the EU Council's new Work Plan for Culture

Cultural heritage: key priority of the EU Council's new Work Plan for Culture

26-11-2014

At its meeting in Brussels on 25 November 2014, the Council of the European Union, under the leadership of the Italian Presidency, adopted Conclusions on participatory governance of cultural heritage, inviting Member States to promote a more... Read more


Maestro Domingo at the Archivio Ricordi in Milan: “What an emotion to hold the original manuscripts of my favourite operas”

Maestro Domingo at the Archivio Ricordi in Milan: “What an emotion to hold the original manuscripts of my favourite operas”

19-11-2014

The President of Europa Nostra, Plácido Domingo, visited the Archivio Ricordi at the Braidense National Library in Milan on the afternoon of 18 November. “What an emotion to hold the original manuscripts of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra and Puccini's... Read more


Commissioner Vassiliou hosted farewell reception at EC headquarters in Brussels

Commissioner Vassiliou hosted farewell reception at EC headquarters in Brussels

17-11-2014

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, hosted a farewell reception at the EC headquarters in Brussels on the evening of 3 November 2014. Dozens of representatives from EU institutions and... Read more


Local Award Ceremony for the Teatro Sociale in Bergamo gathered 600 people

Local Award Ceremony for the Teatro Sociale in Bergamo gathered 600 people

10-11-2014

Around 600 people gathered to celebrate the outstanding conservation of the Teatro Sociale in Bergamo in Italy, winner of a 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award, in the afternoon of 8 November. The Jury of the... Read more


Greece: European heritage and financial experts made second visit to Kastoria

Greece: European heritage and financial experts made second visit to Kastoria

07-11-2014

PRESS RELEASE   On 5-7 November, a delegation of heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) made a second visit to the historic neighbourhoods of Dolcho and Apozari in Kastoria, Greece,... Read more


EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award presented to the Iubilantes Association

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award presented to the Iubilantes Association

05-11-2014

The Local Award Ceremony for the Iubilantes Association, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2014 in the Dedicated Service category, was held on 5 November in Como, Lombardy Region, Italy. Europa Nostra was... Read more


Portugal: Europa Nostra and EIB Institute targets Carillons of the Mafra National Palace

Portugal: Europa Nostra and EIB Institute targets Carillons of the Mafra National Palace

30-10-2014

PRESS RELEASE   On 28-30 October, heritage and financial experts from the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visited the carillons of the Mafra National Palace, Portugal, listed among... Read more


‘New Narrative for Europe’ book presented in Brussels

‘New Narrative for Europe’ book presented in Brussels

28-10-2014

The book ‘The Mind and Body of Europe: A New Narrative’ was presented in the afternoon of 28 October at BOZAR in Brussels with the participation of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and in the presence of the European... Read more


 “European leadership must adopt concrete measures for the sustainable development of Europe’s cultural heritage”

“European leadership must adopt concrete measures for the sustainable development of Europe’s cultural heritage”

23-10-2014

PRESS RELEASE   The panel discussion on ‘Cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe” took place in the afternoon of 23 October 2014 at the Palazzo Poli in Rome. This event was organised by the leading European heritage... Read more


Italy: Citadel of Alessandria in the sights of Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

Italy: Citadel of Alessandria in the sights of Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

21-10-2014

PRESS RELEASE   On 20-21 October 2014, a delegation of heritage and financial experts from the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visited the Citadel of Alessandria in Italy, listed... Read more


Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visit the Citadel of Alessandria

Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visit the Citadel of Alessandria

20-10-2014

The City of Alessandria has one of the most famous examples of European military architecture of the seventh-eighteenth century: the Citadel, which was selected as one of the ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ monuments in Europe for 2014 by the leading... Read more


ENtopia programme presented at international conference on Cultural Landscapes in Athens

ENtopia programme presented at international conference on Cultural Landscapes in Athens

17-10-2014

Europa Nostra’s new programme ‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ was presented by Costa Carras, Vice-president the organisation, at the international meeting 'Cultural Landscapes in Natura 2000 sites: towards a new policy for the integrated... Read more


Serbia: Synagogue in Subotica targeted by Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

Serbia: Synagogue in Subotica targeted by Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

17-10-2014

PRESS RELEASE   On 14-16 October, a delegation of heritage and financial specialists from the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visited the Synagogue in Subotica, Serbia, listed... Read more


Europa Nostra holds debate on 'Cultural heritage as a strategic resource' in Rome

Europa Nostra holds debate on 'Cultural heritage as a strategic resource' in Rome

16-10-2014

PRESS RELEASE   The panel discussion on “Cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe” will be held in the afternoon of 23 October 2014 at the Palazzo Poli in Rome. This event is organised by the leading European heritage... Read more


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Get the latest news!

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Get the latest news!

15-10-2014

“Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage” (CHCFE) is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013) that aims to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage... Read more


Europa Nostra and EIB Institute mission visits Wooden Churches in Romania

Europa Nostra and EIB Institute mission visits Wooden Churches in Romania

10-10-2014

PRESS RELEASE   Heritage and financial experts from the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visited representative wooden churches in Southern Transylvania and Northern Oltenia,... Read more


EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Horta Museum honoured

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Horta Museum honoured

09-10-2014

An award ceremony took place at the Horta Museum in Saint-Gilles, Brussels, on 10 October to celebrate its success in the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. The museum received the prize for a 25-year... Read more


Greece: Kastoria in the sights of Europa Nostra and Council of Europe Development Bank

Greece: Kastoria in the sights of Europa Nostra and Council of Europe Development Bank

07-10-2014

PRESS RELEASE   The historic neighbourhoods of Dolcho and Apozari in Kastoria, Greece, listed among The 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2014, were visited on 4-5 October by a team of heritage and financial experts from Europa... Read more


Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk receives Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2014 in Lisbon

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk receives Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2014 in Lisbon

03-10-2014

The renowned Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, the Grand Prix winner of the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage 2014, received the award at an official ceremony held at the Gulbenkian Foundation in... Read more


Europa Nostra contributed to EC public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy

Europa Nostra contributed to EC public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy

03-10-2014

Europa Nostra contributed to – and strongly encouraged all its members to take part in – the public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy hold by the European Commission from May to October 2014. In response to it, the organisation advocates... Read more


Call for entries for the Heritage in Motion Awards 2015

Call for entries for the Heritage in Motion Awards 2015

01-10-2014

Open for application from 1 October 2014 Submit your innovative and new multimedia projects (films, websites, apps, games, experiences etcetera) promoting, exploring and/or safeguarding Europe’s cultural heritage. Are you a producer, director or... Read more


“The CHwB Regional Restoration Camps advance the efforts of reconciliation in the Balkans”

“The CHwB Regional Restoration Camps advance the efforts of reconciliation in the Balkans”

29-09-2014

The Local Award Ceremony for the Cultural Heritage without Borders’ Regional Restoration Camps, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2014 in the category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising, took place on 29... Read more


Europa Nostra participated in consultation on the revision of EC's Impact Assessment Guidelines

Europa Nostra participated in consultation on the revision of EC's Impact Assessment Guidelines

29-09-2014

Europa Nostra took part in – and actively encouraged its vast network of members to participate in – the public consultation on the revision of the European Commission's Impact Assessment Guidelines hold by the EC from July to September 2014. In... Read more


2014 The Best in Heritage in Dubrovnik gathered 140 participants

2014 The Best in Heritage in Dubrovnik gathered 140 participants

26-09-2014

This year’s edition of The Best in Heritage conference took place on 25-27 September in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and brought together a diverse group of some 140 heritage professionals coming from 33 countries. The presentation of 24 award-winning... Read more


Europa Nostra Award for the restoration of the Agate Rooms presented in Russia

Europa Nostra Award for the restoration of the Agate Rooms presented in Russia

24-09-2014

The presentation of the Europa Nostra Award to the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve for the restoration of the Agate Rooms took place on 12 September 2014 at the Catherine Palace in Puskin, Russia. The award ceremony was part of the global... Read more


Conference ‘Heritage Commons’ hosted in Turin by the Italian Presidency of the EU

Conference ‘Heritage Commons’ hosted in Turin by the Italian Presidency of the EU

24-09-2014

The conference ‘Heritage Commons: Towards a participative heritage governance in the third millennium’, organised by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place at the Palace of Venaria Reale in Turin on 23-24... Read more


Local Award Ceremony for the Kempens Landscape Association honoured by Commissioner Vassiliou

Local Award Ceremony for the Kempens Landscape Association honoured by Commissioner Vassiliou

19-09-2014

The Local Award Ceremony for the Kempens Landscape Association, a Grand Prix winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2014 in the Dedicated Service category, was held on 19 September in the chapel of the former Convent of... Read more


Restoration of Dragomirna church’s frescoes in Romania celebrated

Restoration of Dragomirna church’s frescoes in Romania celebrated

19-09-2014

The Local Award Ceremony for the conservation of Dragomirna church’s 17th century frescoes in Suceava was held at the Monastery premises on 18 September 2014. This outstanding restoration project received a Grand Prix from the Jury of the EU... Read more


Commissioner Vassiliou will attend Local Award Ceremony for Kempens Landscape tomorrow in Wuustwezel, Belgium

Commissioner Vassiliou will attend Local Award Ceremony for Kempens Landscape tomorrow in Wuustwezel, Belgium

18-09-2014

An award ceremony will take place at the Kempens Landscape Association (Kempens Landschap) in Wuustwezel, Belgium, on Friday 19 September, to celebrate its success in the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra... Read more


“The Home for Cooperation is more than a building. It is a bridge for dialogue”

“The Home for Cooperation is more than a building. It is a bridge for dialogue”

16-09-2014

The Local Award Ceremony for the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia in Cyprus, winner of a 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in the Conservation category, took place on 16 September 2014. Androulla Vassiliou, European... Read more


Award Ceremony for the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, Italy

Award Ceremony for the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, Italy

12-09-2014

The Local Award Ceremony at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, a 2014 winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award, took place on 12 September 2014.   Denis de Kergorlay, Executive-President of Europa Nostra signed... Read more


EU supports Europa Nostra’s project ‘Mainstreaming Heritage’

EU supports Europa Nostra’s project ‘Mainstreaming Heritage’

01-09-2014

PRESS RELEASE The Hague, 1 September 2014 - The leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra announces the start of its new partnership with the European Commission for the next three years in the framework of the implementation of... Read more


Architects Soren Vadstrup and Arne Hoi win Europa Nostra Denmark Award 2014

Architects Soren Vadstrup and Arne Hoi win Europa Nostra Denmark Award 2014

28-08-2014

The architects Søren Vadstrup and Arne Høi, the former and current directors of the Centre for Building Conservation, were conferred the Europa Nostra Denmark Award 2014 in acknowledgment of their substantial and significant contributions to the... Read more


Italy: Roffredo Caetani Foundation becomes Member of Europa Nostra

Italy: Roffredo Caetani Foundation becomes Member of Europa Nostra

26-08-2014

The Roffredo Caetani Foundation has joined Europa Nostra’s network of Member Organisations in July 2014. Established in 1972, the Foundation aims to develop the defining characteristics and cultural identity of the Pontine region, located in... Read more


Switzerland: Association of Friends of Lake Geneva Steamers joins Europa Nostra

Switzerland: Association of Friends of Lake Geneva Steamers joins Europa Nostra

20-08-2014

The Association of Friends of Lake Geneva Steamers (ABVL) became a Member Organisation of Europa Nostra in July 2014. Saving and promoting the world’s largest Belle Époque fleet, composed of eight unique paddle steamers dating from the early 20th... Read more


Restoration of the Hovelsrud villa in Norway celebrated

Restoration of the Hovelsrud villa in Norway celebrated

18-08-2014

The Local Award Ceremony at the Hovelsrud villa on the Helgøya island in Norway, a winner of a 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards in the Conservation category, was held on the afternoon of 16 August. The programme focused... Read more


Local Award Ceremony at Biblioteca Bardensis honoured by Chancellor Angela Merkel

Local Award Ceremony at Biblioteca Bardensis honoured by Chancellor Angela Merkel

15-08-2014

The Local Award Ceremony at the Biblioteca Bardensis in Barth in Northern Germany, which was held in the afternoon of 15 August, gathered more than 400 people and was honoured by the presence of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Chancellor... Read more


Give your input to EC public consultations on cultural heritage

Give your input to EC public consultations on cultural heritage

14-08-2014

The European Commission regularly consults European citizens, civil society organisations and public and private stakeholders and enables them to play an active role in the European policy-making process. Give your opinion on EU policies and... Read more


Google Cultural Institute exhibition on the 7 Most Endangered list for 2014 is online

Google Cultural Institute exhibition on the 7 Most Endangered list for 2014 is online

07-08-2014

The online exhibition with the 7 Most Endangered monuments and heritage sites in Europe for 2014 can now be accessed online on the Google Cultural Institute platform. Online visitors can find out about these landmarks scattered across Europe and... Read more


European Commission summer magazine puts a spotlight on cultural heritage

European Commission summer magazine puts a spotlight on cultural heritage

06-08-2014

The July/August issue of “Commission en direct” focuses on Europe's cultural heritage, highlighting the winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards and the new European Heritage Label initiative. In this... Read more


Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk wins  Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2014

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk wins Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2014

25-07-2014

PRESS RELEASE   Lisbon / The Hague, 25 July 2014 - The renowned Turkish writer and Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk is the Grand Prix winner of the 2014 Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage. This... Read more


Greek Coastline: positive new developments

Greek Coastline: positive new developments

24-07-2014

Elliniki Etairia, Europa Nostra’s Country Representation in Greece, expresses satisfaction at the written statement by the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Yiannis Maniatis, on the draft law promoted by the Ministry of... Read more


Europa Nostra welcomes the Spanish Supreme Court’s decision to protect the neighbourhood of El Cabanyal

Europa Nostra welcomes the Spanish Supreme Court’s decision to protect the neighbourhood of El Cabanyal

23-07-2014

PRESS RELEASE The Hague / Madrid, 23 July 2014 - The leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra, through its President, Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo, welcomes the recent verdict of the Supreme Court of Spain in favour of... Read more


European Commission adopted Communication on heritage

European Commission adopted Communication on heritage

22-07-2014

Less than two months after the adoption of the far-reaching EU Council Conclusions on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe, the European Commission has adopted today its Communication which paves the way for an... Read more


Local Award Ceremony for the Railway Bridges in the Langstraat Region

Local Award Ceremony for the Railway Bridges in the Langstraat Region

14-07-2014

The Local Award Ceremony for the Conservation of the Railway Bridges in the Langstraat region, a winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards in 2013, took place in Waalwijk in the south of the Netherlands on 5 June 2014. ... Read more


Europa Nostra urges national and European authorities to protect Greece’s coastline

Europa Nostra urges national and European authorities to protect Greece’s coastline

10-07-2014

The leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra has expressed its grave concern over some provisions of a draft law which, if adopted and implemented, would put Greece’s coastal environment and heritage under serious threat. In... Read more


European Parliament Members choose their leaders

European Parliament Members choose their leaders

08-07-2014

On 1 July, the Members of the European Parliament re-elected Martin Schulz (S&D) as President of the European Parliament for another two and a half year term. The 58-year old German MEP will lead Parliament until January 2017. He won 409 out of... Read more


Rosia Montana should become a  model of sustainable development in Europe

Rosia Montana should become a model of sustainable development in Europe

19-06-2014

The joint mission of the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) to Cluj, Roşia Montană and Bucharest, on 16-19, June has concluded that a new and potentially more constructive period... Read more


Europa Nostra and EIB Institute on mission to Rosia Montana

Europa Nostra and EIB Institute on mission to Rosia Montana

16-06-2014

Experts from the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute have arrived today in Romania for a four-day mission related to Roşia Montană, listed as one of ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage... Read more


Register now: 2014 The Best in Heritage and Global Heritage Forum in Dubrovnik

Register now: 2014 The Best in Heritage and Global Heritage Forum in Dubrovnik

30-05-2014

The Best in Heritage is the world’s only annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. Organised under the patronage of the International Council of Museums and in partnership with Europa Nostra, it is supported by... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3 members meet in Brussels

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 members meet in Brussels

30-05-2014

Europa Nostra invited the members of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 to meet on 20 May in its Brussels office. The gathering took place the day after the meeting of the Steering Committee of the cooperation project ‘Cultural Heritage Counts... Read more


Europa Nostra partner in new Asia-Europe network on Heritage and Creative Economies

Europa Nostra partner in new Asia-Europe network on Heritage and Creative Economies

30-05-2014

Europa Nostra has signed on as a founding partner in the new Asia-Europe Network of Urban Heritage for Sustainable Creative Economies. The need for an Asia-Europe network on heritage and creative economies emerged from the 5th Culture Ministers’... Read more


Renaissance of the Belle Epoque Steamers on Lake Geneva

Renaissance of the Belle Epoque Steamers on Lake Geneva

26-05-2014

The Local Award Ceremony for the conservation of the Belle Époque Steamers on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, winner of a Europa Nostra Award 2014, was held on 25 May, precisely on the day of the impressive annual Naval Parade hosted by the Compagnie... Read more


Europa Nostra reappointed to run EU Prize for Cultural Heritage

Europa Nostra reappointed to run EU Prize for Cultural Heritage

26-05-2014

PRESS RELEASE Brussels / The Hague, 26 May 2014 - The leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra has been selected by the European Commission to be the organising partner of the annual European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage... Read more


EU Council adopts first-ever Conclusions on cultural heritage

EU Council adopts first-ever Conclusions on cultural heritage

21-05-2014

For the first time ever, the Council of the European Union has adopted Conclusions on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe.   Under the leadership of the Hellenic Presidency of the European Union, the Education,... Read more


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Steering Committee meets in Leuven

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Steering Committee meets in Leuven

20-05-2014

The European cooperation project ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage’ organised the third meeting of its Steering Committee on 19 May in Leuven, hosted by one of the project’s partners, the Raymond... Read more


Maestro Domingo becomes 'Herr Professor'

Maestro Domingo becomes 'Herr Professor'

13-05-2014

The renowned opera singer and President of Europa Nostra Plácido Domingo was conferred the honorary title of Professor, one of the most prestigious in Austria, during the European Heritage Awards Ceremony at the Burgtheater in Vienna, on the... Read more


President of Europa Nostra interviewed by Austria's national public TV station

President of Europa Nostra interviewed by Austria's national public TV station

13-05-2014

The President of Europa Nostra, Maestro Plácido Domingo, gave an exclusive interview to the Austrian national public broadcaster ORF on 5 May, a few hours before the 2014 European Heritage Awards Ceremony at the Burgtheater in Vienna. The... Read more


Excellence Fair gives the floor to Award winners

Excellence Fair gives the floor to Award winners

13-05-2014

The 27 winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2014 presented their remarkable achievements during the Excellence Fair held at the Vienna University of Technology in the morning of 5 May. The presentations took place... Read more


Europa Nostra governing bodies meet in Vienna

Europa Nostra governing bodies meet in Vienna

13-05-2014

Productive and fruitful meetings of Europa Nostra’s Board, Council, Scientific Council and General Assembly were held during the European Heritage Congress in Vienna on 2-4 May. On 2 May, the Board convened at the hotel Bristol. The meeting... Read more


‘New Narrative for Europe’ debate in Vienna

‘New Narrative for Europe’ debate in Vienna

13-05-2014

Europa Nostra held a panel discussion with representatives from the worlds of culture, politics and business to promote the role of culture and heritage within the ‘New Narrative for Europe' and the wider process of European integration at the... Read more


Public Choice  Award goes to frescoes in Romania

Public Choice Award goes to frescoes in Romania

13-05-2014

The restoration of the 17th century frescoes of the Dragomirna church in Suceava in Romania won the Public Choice Award 2014. It was a double celebration for the country, since this conservation work also received a Grand Prix from the Jury. Over... Read more


Joint press conference by Vassiliou and Domingo

Joint press conference by Vassiliou and Domingo

13-05-2014

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, held a joint press conference at the House of Europe in Vienna on 5 May, a few hours before the... Read more


2014 European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Vienna

2014 European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Vienna

09-05-2014

Around 1200 people from all over Europe assembled at the iconic Burgtheater to pay tribute to this year’s highest achievements in the heritage field and to celebrate Europe as a ‘symphony of cultures’, on the evening of 5 May. Androulla... Read more


EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: 2014 Public Choice and Grand Prix winners announced

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: 2014 Public Choice and Grand Prix winners announced

08-05-2014

PRESS RELEASE The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were honoured on the 5th of May during a ceremony in Vienna. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture,... Read more


Europe’s 7 Most Endangered  monuments and sites announced

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered monuments and sites announced

04-05-2014

PRESS RELEASE   Vienna, 4 May 2014 - The historic stage machinery of the Bourla theatre in Antwerp in Belgium, the neighbourhoods of Dolcho and Apozari in Kastoria in Greece, the citadel of Alessandria in Italy, the carillons of the Mafra... Read more


Shedding new light on Heritage: Chromotopia Heldentor in Vienna

Shedding new light on Heritage: Chromotopia Heldentor in Vienna

03-05-2014

Vienna-based artist Victoria Coeln gave the 2014 European Heritage Congress delegates a special preview of her most recent light installation, entitled Chromotopia Heldentor, on the evening of 3 May, at the Äußeres Burgtor, Burgring/Heldenplatz,... Read more


Heritage in Motion magazine: Austria Special

Heritage in Motion magazine: Austria Special

30-04-2014

On the occasion of the 2014 European Heritage Congress in Vienna, Europa Nostra published a new issue of its Heritage in Motion magazine entirely dedicated to Austria. In this Austrian Special, you will discover many gems of Europe’s... Read more


Panel discussion

Panel discussion "New Narrative for Europe & Cultural Heritage"

29-04-2014

13.30-15.00 Dorotheum Palace, Dorotheergasse 17 - Vienna Since April 2013, Europa Nostra has contributed to the ‘New Narrative for Europe’, an initiative proposed by the European Parliament and implemented by the European Commission, with a... Read more


Winner announced of first Heritage in Motion Awards

Winner announced of first Heritage in Motion Awards

28-04-2014

Bologna: City of Water and it’s producer Studio Base2 won the best Achievement Award for this new multimedia competition on European Heritage.     Glasgow. During the annual conference of the European Museum Academy, held in the Burrell... Read more


Vienna hosts European Heritage Congress from 2-6 May

Vienna hosts European Heritage Congress from 2-6 May

24-04-2014

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 24 April 2014 - Hundreds of heritage professionals, volunteers and supporters will gather in the Austrian capital from 2-6 May for the European Heritage Congress 2014. During this major event, Europa Nostra, the... Read more


Austria receives an award and two special mentions

Austria receives an award and two special mentions

16-04-2014

PRESS RELEASE   The Hague, 16 April 2014 - The Gustav Klimt Memorial Society is the Austrian winner of a 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, considered Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field.... Read more


European Cultural Networks launch

European Cultural Networks launch "Go vote! Bring a friend" campaign

15-04-2014

Europa Nostra is joining forces with other European cultural networks to launch the campaign "Go vote! Bring a friend" inviting citizens to use their right to vote for the European elections next month (22-25 May).  "Go vote! Bring a friend"... Read more


European Heritage Label awarded to 4 monuments and sites

European Heritage Label awarded to 4 monuments and sites

10-04-2014

The first award ceremony for the European Heritage Label took place on the evening of 8 April at the Solvay Library in Brussels. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, hosted the event.... Read more


‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ promoted at Chios conference

‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ promoted at Chios conference

08-04-2014

The first international conference dedicated to Europa Nostra’s new programme ‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ took place on the island of Chios in Greece on 28-30 March. This new programme aims to assist small local communities in preserving... Read more


‘Heritage First!’ Conference hosted in Athens by the Hellenic Presidency of the EU

‘Heritage First!’ Conference hosted in Athens by the Hellenic Presidency of the EU

03-04-2014

The conference ‘Heritage First! Towards a common approach for a sustainable Europe’, organised by the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place at the Acropolis Museum in Athens from 6-8 March. The conference aimed to... Read more


Heritage message to the 6th European Summit of Regions and Cities held in Athens

Heritage message to the 6th European Summit of Regions and Cities held in Athens

01-04-2014

Representatives of civil society organisations active in the field of cultural heritage and the wider field of culture, who gathered in Athens for the conference ‘Heritage First!’, sent a special message to the 6th European Summit of Regions and... Read more


Winners of 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

Winners of 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

20-03-2014

PRESS RELEASE The Hague/Brussels, 20 March 2014 - The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are unveiled today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra. The 27 laureates, selected from 160... Read more


11 European sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme

11 European sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme

06-03-2014

PRESS RELEASE The Hague/Luxembourg, 6 March 2014 - The leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute announce the 11 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme... Read more


‘New Narrative for Europe’ presented in Berlin with President Barroso and Chancellor Merkel

‘New Narrative for Europe’ presented in Berlin with President Barroso and Chancellor Merkel

03-03-2014

Artists, scientists and intellectuals presented the Declaration on the ‘New Narrative for Europe’, in the presence of President Barroso and Chancellor Merkel, at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin on 1 March. The reading of the Declaration was... Read more


Towards a European Index for Valuing Cultural Heritage

Towards a European Index for Valuing Cultural Heritage

13-02-2014

The project “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe” will gather, analyze, consolidate and widely disseminate the existing data on the impact of cultural heritage – i.e. the impact on the social, economic, cultural as well as environmental. It will... Read more


Vienna to host 2014 European Heritage Congress

Vienna to host 2014 European Heritage Congress

12-02-2014

The Austrian capital will be the stage for Europa Nostra’s 2014 Congress from 2-6 May. After its emblematic Congress in Athens last year, which marked the 50th Anniversary of Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation is preparing... Read more


Pace Report on Europe's Endangered Heritage

Pace Report on Europe's Endangered Heritage

20-12-2013

An important report on “Europe’s Endangered Heritage” was adopted on 3 December in Paris at the meeting of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).   Two days later,... Read more


“Battle” for saving Rosia Montana continues!

“Battle” for saving Rosia Montana continues!

19-12-2013

Following the visit to Bucharest on 19-20 November by Europa Nostra’s Executive President, Denis de Kergorlay, and its Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Europa Nostra continues to monitor developments in Romania with regard to the... Read more


Local Award Ceremony for Taut’s Home

Local Award Ceremony for Taut’s Home

19-12-2013

The Local Award Ceremony for Taut’s Home, a winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards in 2013, was held at the Gutshof Britz in Berlin on the afternoon of 8 December. Europa Nostra’s Executive President Denis de Kergorlay... Read more


Europa Nostra represented at the 2013 Forum d’Avignon

Europa Nostra represented at the 2013 Forum d’Avignon

19-12-2013

‘Culture and Power’ was the theme of the 2013 Forum d’Avignon, which was held at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, France, on 21-23 November. As part of the work on the ‘New Narrative for Europe’, Europa Nostra’s Secretary General Sneška... Read more


Creative Europe programme: call for proposals are now online

Creative Europe programme: call for proposals are now online

18-12-2013

Following the approval of the ‘Creative Europe’ programme by the European Parliament on 19 November and by the Council on 5 December, the European Commission has published the first call for proposals on the basis of the newly approved programme.... Read more


Rosa Europa Nostra: the perfect gift for Christmas and New Year

Rosa Europa Nostra: the perfect gift for Christmas and New Year

17-12-2013

The Rosa Europa Nostra is a perfect addition to any garden and a meaningful gift for Christmas and New Year. With an average height of 140 cm and continued flowering, it has the pleasant fragrance of wild roses and is easy to care for. For the... Read more


7 Most Endangered online exhibition launched on the Google Cultural Institute website

7 Most Endangered online exhibition launched on the Google Cultural Institute website

11-12-2013

During the European heritage policy conference ‘Cultural Heritage for Europe, Europe for Cultural Heritage’ held at Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels on 5 December, Europa Nostra and the Google Cultural Institute launched the online exhibition 'The... Read more


‘New Narrative for Europe’: second major event held in Milano

‘New Narrative for Europe’: second major event held in Milano

10-12-2013

The second major event of the ‘New Narrative for Europe’ was held on 8-9 December at Palazzo Clerici in Milano. On this occasion, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Enrico Letta, Prime-Minister of Italy, made forceful... Read more


Results of the missions to The 7 Most Endangered sites presented in Brussels

Results of the missions to The 7 Most Endangered sites presented in Brussels

09-12-2013

The results and recommendations of the rescue missions to The 7 Most Endangered monuments and sites in Europe in 2013 were presented and discussed by heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra, the European Investment Bank Institute... Read more


Placido Domingo: “Let us revive and reclaim the European dream”

Placido Domingo: “Let us revive and reclaim the European dream”

09-12-2013

“Let us work together to give the entire process of European integration a ‘positive shock’ through the creative energy and inspirational power of our culture and heritage. We have a shared responsibility to make this happen: you, the leaders of... Read more


President Barroso received Europa Nostra’s President in Brussels

President Barroso received Europa Nostra’s President in Brussels

09-12-2013

After the Policy Conference held on 5 December at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels, Europa Nostra’s President, Maestro Plácido Domingo, was received by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, at the EC’s headquarters. During... Read more


Commissioner Vassiliou and Placido Domingo open exhibition on the Awards in the presence of President Barroso

Commissioner Vassiliou and Placido Domingo open exhibition on the Awards in the presence of President Barroso

09-12-2013

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, opened the photo exhibition ‘Europe: Our Past, our Future’ about the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage /... Read more


700 people attend debate on the future of Europe and ‘European Inspirations’ concert

700 people attend debate on the future of Europe and ‘European Inspirations’ concert

09-12-2013

In the evening of 5 December, during a Citizens’ Dialogue at BOZAR in Brussels, Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Isabelle Durant,... Read more


Local Award Ceremony for the Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery

Local Award Ceremony for the Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery

09-12-2013

The Local Award Ceremony for the research project for the restoration of the exceptional machines of the Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery, a Grand Prix winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards in 2013, took place at WIELS... Read more


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: meeting and official launch

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: meeting and official launch

09-12-2013

The European cooperation project ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage’ organised its second Steering Committee meeting in Brussels on 4 December. In the morning, 14 representatives from the... Read more


50th Anniversary Lecture in Paris

50th Anniversary Lecture in Paris

28-11-2013

On 28 November in Paris, Europa Nostra’s Executive President Denis de Kergorlay gave a lecture on Europa Nostra, entitled ‘De la nostalgie au Bonheur d’être Européen: 50 ans d’engagements citoyens en faveur de la réhabilitation du patrimoine... Read more


Rosia Montana could become a model of sustainable development

Rosia Montana could become a model of sustainable development

20-11-2013

Upon invitation of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, Europa Nostra’s Executive President Denis de Kergorlay and its Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović visited Bucharest on 19-20 November to discuss ways to ensure a sustainable future... Read more


Europa Nostra closes its 50th anniversary with major policy conference in Brussels

Europa Nostra closes its 50th anniversary with major policy conference in Brussels

20-11-2013

The Belgium capital will host the closing events of Europa Nostra’s 50th Anniversary from 4-6 December. The European Heritage Policy conference ‘Cultural Heritage for Europe, Europe for Cultural Heritage’, which will bring together eminent... Read more


Join the Citizens Dialogue on 5 December 2013 in Brussels

Join the Citizens Dialogue on 5 December 2013 in Brussels

20-11-2013

The current economic situation offers a unique opportunity to think about what the European Union stands for. What kind of Europe do we live in and where do we want the European project to take us? How do we shape Europe’s future, and what should... Read more


European Parliament approves new Creative Europe programme

European Parliament approves new Creative Europe programme

19-11-2013

European culture, heritage, cinema, television, music, literature, performing arts and related areas will benefit from increased support under the European Commission's new Creative Europe programme, which was approved by the European Parliament... Read more


Denis de Kergorlay gives lecture on Europa Nostra’s 50 years of action

Denis de Kergorlay gives lecture on Europa Nostra’s 50 years of action

19-11-2013

On 28 November in Paris, Europa Nostra’s Executive President, Denis de Kergorlay, will give a lecture on Europa Nostra, entitled ‘De la nostalgie au Bonheur d’être Européen: 50 ans d’engagement citoyens en faveur de la réhabilitation du... Read more


Europa Nostra advocates sustainable development plan for Dubrovnik

Europa Nostra advocates sustainable development plan for Dubrovnik

19-11-2013

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik, in Croatia, faces two serious threats: a massive real-estate and golfing project on the plateau of Srdj hill and a significant increase in the number of cruise ships visiting the city. Europa Nostra... Read more


EN Secretary General to take part in major forum on ‘Culture and Power’ in Avignon

EN Secretary General to take part in major forum on ‘Culture and Power’ in Avignon

18-11-2013

‘Culture and Power’ is the theme of the 2013 Forum d’Avignon, which will be held at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, France, on 21-23 November. The culture and creative industries represent 4% of the GDP of the European Union and 8 million direct... Read more


2014 Awards Scheme: 169 applications from 31 countries received

2014 Awards Scheme: 169 applications from 31 countries received

18-11-2013

Organisations and individuals from 31 countries across Europe submitted a total of 169 applications for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award 2014. The Conservation category has the highest number of entries (97). It... Read more


2013 Exponatec Cologne gives stronger focus on cultural heritage

2013 Exponatec Cologne gives stronger focus on cultural heritage

15-11-2013

The Exponatec Cologne, Europe's most important trade fair for the museum, conservation and restoration sectors, will take place on 20-22 November in Cologne, Germany. Europa Nostra, The Best in Heritage and the German Museums Association are the... Read more


Save the date: 2-6 May 2014 European Heritage Congress in Vienna

Save the date: 2-6 May 2014 European Heritage Congress in Vienna

15-11-2013

The Austrian capital will stage the 2014 European Heritage Congress from 2-6 May. After its emblematic congress in Athens last year, which marked the 50th Anniversary of Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation is preparing its... Read more


Conference in Vilnius focus on benefits of cultural heritage for other EU policies

Conference in Vilnius focus on benefits of cultural heritage for other EU policies

14-11-2013

The conference ‘Cultural Heritage and the EU 2020 Strategy: towards an integrated approach’, organised by the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, was held in Vilnius, on 13-14 November.... Read more


Europa Nostra represented at the International Conference on Industrial Cultural Heritage in Ostrava

Europa Nostra represented at the International Conference on Industrial Cultural Heritage in Ostrava

13-11-2013

This conference, hosted by the Czech Ministry of Finance and funded by the Norwegian EEA Grants mechanism on 6 November, was of particular interest as it revealed the wealth of successful actions of Industrial heritage in Central Europe,... Read more


EN Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in the Netherlands

EN Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in the Netherlands

11-11-2013

Europa Nostra’s Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee (IEHC) gathered in Zaandam, the Netherlands, from 7 to 10 November. It was the 10th time that the IEHC met since its creation in October 2008. During this gathering, which was hosted... Read more


Europa Nostra Denmark visited the newly restored Hermitage Hunting Lodge

Europa Nostra Denmark visited the newly restored Hermitage Hunting Lodge

31-10-2013

Some 60 members of Europa Nostra Denmark visited the newly restored Hermitage Hunting Lodge in Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen, on 2 October. Dating back to the 18th century, it was completely rehabilitated and reopened to the public in June 2013.... Read more


Save Europe's Endangered Heritage: order the Rosa Europa Nostra now

Save Europe's Endangered Heritage: order the Rosa Europa Nostra now

25-10-2013

On the occasion of Europa Nostra’s 50th anniversary, the Belgium-based rose hybridizer and grower Rosa Mundo decided to honour the mission of the leading European heritage organisation and support its action towards saving Europe's most... Read more


Armenian church in Mardin targeted by Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

Armenian church in Mardin targeted by Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

25-10-2013

The Armenian church of St. George in Mardin, listed as one of The 7 Most Endangered Monuments and Sites in Europe, was visited by heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute on 24-25 October.... Read more


Claudio Magris receives European Award for Raising Awareness on Heritage in Lisbon

Claudio Magris receives European Award for Raising Awareness on Heritage in Lisbon

21-10-2013

The prestigious Italian writer Claudio Magris received the European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage, named after the Portuguese journalist, cultural activist and politician Helena Vaz da Silva, from the President of the... Read more


Discussion on the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles held at the European Parliament

Discussion on the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles held at the European Parliament

21-10-2013

Europa Nostra attended the roundtable discussion on ‘The Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles: A European concern’, organised in collaboration with the Swiss Committee for the Return of the Marbles and supported by the Hellenic Ministry of... Read more


Placido Domingo receives Japan’s highest arts award at special ceremony in Tokyo

Placido Domingo receives Japan’s highest arts award at special ceremony in Tokyo

17-10-2013

The internationally-renowned opera singer and President of Europa Nostra Plácido Domingo received the Praemium Imperiale, one of the world’s most prestigious prizes in the field of arts, from Prince Masahito Hitachi of Japan at a special ceremony... Read more


Europa Nostra and EIB Institute mission visits the buffer zone of Nicosia

Europa Nostra and EIB Institute mission visits the buffer zone of Nicosia

15-10-2013

For the first time in two years, representatives from European institutions and delegates from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities visited the buffer zone of Nicosia, listed as one of The 7 Most Endangered Monuments and Sites in... Read more


Europa Nostra appeals to Romania’s Parliament to opt for an alternative and sustainable development of Rosia Montana

Europa Nostra appeals to Romania’s Parliament to opt for an alternative and sustainable development of Rosia Montana

15-10-2013

PRESS RELEASE The leading European heritage organisation, Europa Nostra, has expressed its serious concern about the draft law which would allow a Canadian-based company to set up Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine in Roşia Montană. In a... Read more


20 European heritage sites on the 2014 World Monuments Watch list

20 European heritage sites on the 2014 World Monuments Watch list

11-10-2013

The city of Venice (Italy), the Gaslight and Gas Lamps in Berlin (Germany), the Güell Pavilions and Garden in Barcelona (Spain), the Battersea Power Station in London (England), and the Cathedral of Mren in Digor, Kars (Turkey) are among the 20... Read more


Europa Nostra and Council of Europe Development Bank targets Amphitheatre in Durres

Europa Nostra and Council of Europe Development Bank targets Amphitheatre in Durres

09-10-2013

The Roman amphiteatre in Durrës, listed as one of The 7 Most Endangered Monuments and Sites in Europe, was visited by heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), on 8-9 October. Dating back... Read more


INTO Conference ends with Entebbe Declaration

INTO Conference ends with Entebbe Declaration

07-10-2013

The signing of the Entebbe Declaration ended INTO's 15th International Conference of National Trusts in Entebbe, Uganda. INTO, the International National Trusts Organisation is a valued partner of Europa Nostra. Recently, during the Best in... Read more


Europa Nostra attended meeting of the Reflection Group ‘EU and cultural heritage’ in Vilnius

Europa Nostra attended meeting of the Reflection Group ‘EU and cultural heritage’ in Vilnius

07-10-2013

One year after the first meeting in Warsaw, Europa Nostra - also in representation of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 - attended the second meeting of the Reflection Group ‘EU and Cultural Heritage’, comprised of delegates from heritage... Read more


International ICOMOS conference ‘Protecting delta’s: heritage helps!’ in Amsterdam

International ICOMOS conference ‘Protecting delta’s: heritage helps!’ in Amsterdam

04-10-2013

ICOMOS Netherlands convened the conference ‘Protecting delta’s: heritage helps!’ from 23-28 September in Amsterdam, to contribute towards safe and sustainable communities in delta regions. More than 100 water, heritage and planning experts from... Read more


Europa Nostra outlines proposals to save Venice

Europa Nostra outlines proposals to save Venice

02-10-2013

Fifty years after its first actions to save Venice, Europa Nostra has outlined a set of proposals to ensure a sustainable future for this cultural heritage masterpiece. In the ‘Appeal for the Saving of Venice’, approved by the Board of the... Read more


Europa Nostra participated in European Historic Houses Association’s Conference

Europa Nostra participated in European Historic Houses Association’s Conference

27-09-2013

The Secretary General of Europa Nostra was one the main speakers at the conference ‘Developing business models to meet the challenges of the 21st century’, promoted by the European Historic Houses Association (EHHA) in the framework of its annual... Read more


Fortifications in Briancon in the sights of Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

Fortifications in Briancon in the sights of Europa Nostra and EIB Institute

24-09-2013

Experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute visited Vauban’s fortifications in Briançon, France, one of The 7 Most Endangered Monuments and Sites in Europe, and met with local, regional and national entities to... Read more


Attracting new tourists flows while ensuring the protection of cultural heritage

Attracting new tourists flows while ensuring the protection of cultural heritage

19-09-2013

On 17 September, Europa Nostra was invited to take part to a Roundtable on "Tourism in Europe: Attracting new flows" organised by the Tourism Task Force of the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament. "It is estimated... Read more


CreativeCH workshop on industrial heritage held in Plzen

CreativeCH workshop on industrial heritage held in Plzen

17-09-2013

The CreativeCH workshop ‘Business models for creative cooperation for industrial heritage’ took place in Plzen, Czech Republic, on 17 September. This initiative was held in the context of the preparation of Plzen 2015 - European Capital of... Read more


Europa Nostra and EIB Institute on mission to San Benedetto Po, Italy

Europa Nostra and EIB Institute on mission to San Benedetto Po, Italy

10-09-2013

Heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute visited the monastery of Polirone in San Benedetto Po, one of The 7 Most Endangered Monuments and Sites in Europe, and took part in several working... Read more


The 7 Most Endangered: first rescue mission takes place in Setubal, Portugal

The 7 Most Endangered: first rescue mission takes place in Setubal, Portugal

05-09-2013

A top-level delegation of heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visited the monastery of Setúbal, one of The 7 Most Endangered Monuments and Sites in Europe, and took part in several working... Read more


Spiritual leader of the Orthodox Christian Church pays tribute to Europa Nostra

Spiritual leader of the Orthodox Christian Church pays tribute to Europa Nostra

05-09-2013

Following the Europa Nostra’s 50th Anniversary Congress in Athens last June, His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios has paid tribute to Europa Nostra for its five decades of action in the name of Europe’s cultural and natural... Read more


‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme opens EIB Institute’s conference in London

‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme opens EIB Institute’s conference in London

29-07-2013

Europa Nostra’s new flagship programme ‘The 7 Most Endangered’, which is being developed in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute, opened the conference on ‘Innovative Financing of Cultural Heritage’ held by the... Read more


Joint Programming Conference – 1 March 2013 in Dublin Ireland

Joint Programming Conference – 1 March 2013 in Dublin Ireland

23-07-2013

As a member of the Advisory Board on the JPI/JHEP, EN was invited to contribute to the Joint Programming Conference organised by the Irish presidency of the EU last February 28 and March 1. The Conference brought together more than 400 delegates... Read more


Creative Europe Programme on track for adoption

Creative Europe Programme on track for adoption

22-07-2013

On 17 July, the Representatives of the EU Member States agreed on the compromise text of the Regulation establishing the Creative Europe Programme with a view to finalizing agreement with the European Parliament on this European Commission's... Read more


JPI/Jhep Advisory Board Meeting - 11 April 2013 in Amersfort, The Netherlands

JPI/Jhep Advisory Board Meeting - 11 April 2013 in Amersfort, The Netherlands

19-07-2013

The Annual meeting of the Advisory Board to the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on “Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for Europe” was held on 11 April 2013 in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Hosted by the Dutch Cultural... Read more


Europa Nostra is guest of honour of the Ommegang 2013

Europa Nostra is guest of honour of the Ommegang 2013

19-07-2013

For its 50th anniversary, Europa Nostra was guest of honour of the famous Ommegang which took place in Brussels on 2 July. Every year (on the first Tuesday of July and the following Thursday), the Ommegang passes through the streets of Brussels... Read more


Renowned Italian writer Claudio Magris is the first winner of the Helena Vaz da Silva Award

Renowned Italian writer Claudio Magris is the first winner of the Helena Vaz da Silva Award

19-07-2013

PRESS RELEASE   The renowned Italian writer Claudio Magris is the very first winner of the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage, instituted by Europa Nostra, its representation in Portugal, Centro... Read more


Europa Nostra Denmark Award 2013 goes to world-renowned architect Henning Larsen

Europa Nostra Denmark Award 2013 goes to world-renowned architect Henning Larsen

17-07-2013

The internationally acclaimed architect Henning Larsen was conferred the Europa Nostra Denmark Award 2013 in acknowledgment of his substantial and significant efforts to develop contemporary architecture rooted in both the history and context of... Read more


Europa Nostra criticizes Greece’s government plans to boost tourist home development

Europa Nostra criticizes Greece’s government plans to boost tourist home development

17-07-2013

Europa Nostra was informed by its representation in Greece, Elliniki Etairia - the Greek Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage, that the Greek government is currently preparing plans to boost extended tourist home development by... Read more


European Cultural Heritage Conference to take place in Vilnius on 13-14 November

European Cultural Heritage Conference to take place in Vilnius on 13-14 November

16-07-2013

For the first time, Lithuania holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2013. On this occasion, the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania will... Read more


 The Best in Heritage 2013 to host the first Global Heritage Forum

The Best in Heritage 2013 to host the first Global Heritage Forum

16-07-2013

A new addition to this year’s The Best in Heritage event, which will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 19 to 21 September, is the Global Heritage Forum. The aim of this initiative, a joint-venture between Europa Nostra and the International... Read more


Buy a Rosa Europa Nostra to support our work!

Buy a Rosa Europa Nostra to support our work!

12-07-2013

Upon the initiative of Europa Nostra Belgium, the Belgian rose hybridizer Martin Vissers decided to baptize one of its award-winning roses as “Rosa Europa Nostra”. Under the name Esprit d’Amour, this newly developed rose has already been awarded... Read more


"New Narrative for Europe": General Assembly and Call for Contribution launched in Warsaw

12-07-2013

On 11 July, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Donald Tusk, hosted the General assembly of the “New Narrative for Europe” at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw.... Read more


‘Save Our Heritage’ is the appeal made by young people in the book presented to maestro Domingo and commissioner Vassiliou

‘Save Our Heritage’ is the appeal made by young people in the book presented to maestro Domingo and commissioner Vassiliou

11-07-2013

Before the press conference at the Acropolis Museum in Athens on 16 June, Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, and Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, received copies of an... Read more


Europa Nostra welcomes UNESCO’s decision on dismantling cable car in Koblenz by 2026

Europa Nostra welcomes UNESCO’s decision on dismantling cable car in Koblenz by 2026

11-07-2013

UNESCO World Heritage Committee, who assembled in Cambodia from 16-27 June, has decided that the cable car crossing the classified area of the Rhine Valley in Koblenz, Germany, has to be dismantled by 30 June 2026. Europa Nostra welcomes UNESCO’s... Read more


Placido Domingo makes special statement about the Rhine Valley on the occasion of his concert on the Loreley Rock

Placido Domingo makes special statement about the Rhine Valley on the occasion of his concert on the Loreley Rock

10-07-2013

World-renowned opera singer Plácido Domingo made a special statement about the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65km-stretch in central-western Germany classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000, on the occasion of his concert on the... Read more


Europa Nostra Turkey urges Government to cancel redevelopment plans for Istanbul's Gezi Park and Taksim Square

Europa Nostra Turkey urges Government to cancel redevelopment plans for Istanbul's Gezi Park and Taksim Square

10-07-2013

Gezi Park, adjoining the emblematic Taksim Square, is one of the few green areas in central Istanbul. Designed by the renowned French architect and urban planner Henri Prost in 1939 and built on a site formerly occupied by a military barracks... Read more


First meeting of the new project 'Cultural Heritage Counts For Europe' held in Brussels

First meeting of the new project 'Cultural Heritage Counts For Europe' held in Brussels

09-07-2013

On 3-4 July, the European project ‘Cultural Heritage and the EU 2020 Strategy: towards an integrated approach’ held its first Steering Committee meeting in Brussels. This project will gather, analyse, consolidate and widely disseminate the... Read more


'ENtopia – Our Places in Europe' meeting took place in Athens

'ENtopia – Our Places in Europe' meeting took place in Athens

09-07-2013

On 13 June members of the ‘ENtopia - Our Places in Europe’ project committee met at the offices of Elliniki Etairia during the 50th Anniversary Congress in Athens. “What human beings need is not utopia (‘no place’), but entopia (‘in place’)…a... Read more


Public Choice Award goes to the Propylaea Central Building in Athens

Public Choice Award goes to the Propylaea Central Building in Athens

08-07-2013

The conservation project of the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Athenian Acropolis, dating from the 5th century BC, won the Public Choice Award 2013. Around 6500 citizens from across Europe and beyond voted for their favourite project... Read more


President of Europa Nostra interviewed by Greece’s leading daily newspaper

President of Europa Nostra interviewed by Greece’s leading daily newspaper

08-07-2013

The premier Greek daily newspaper TA NEA published an exclusive and extended interview with the President of Europa Nostra in its weekend edition of 21-23 June, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Congress of the organisation in Athens.... Read more


‘Culture is vital for global development’ advocate the United Nations and UNESCO

‘Culture is vital for global development’ advocate the United Nations and UNESCO

05-07-2013

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and government ministers from around the world have appealed for culture to become a top priority in the post-2015 global development agenda during the General... Read more


Europa Nostra governing bodies’ meetings in Athens

Europa Nostra governing bodies’ meetings in Athens

05-07-2013

Productive and fruitful meetings of Europa Nostra Board, Council, Scientific Council, and General Assembly were held during the 50th Anniversary Congress in Athens.   On 13 June, the Board convened at the office of Elliniki Etairia in Plaka.... Read more


Pilgrimage to Ancient Athenian Democracy guided by  readings from Greek Classics

Pilgrimage to Ancient Athenian Democracy guided by readings from Greek Classics

04-07-2013

The Pilgrimage to Ancient Athenian Democracy, from the Agora to the Pnyx, accompanied by exceptional readings of passages from Classical Greek authors, on the evening of 15 June, greatly exceeded the expectations of many participants. The... Read more


Placido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou starred the reception at the National Observatory of Athens

Placido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou starred the reception at the National Observatory of Athens

04-07-2013

As darkness fell over Athens, Plácido Domingo, the eminent opera singer and President of Europa Nostra, and Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, starred the reception at the National... Read more


Local Award Ceremony at the Averoff Building attended by 250 people

Local Award Ceremony at the Averoff Building attended by 250 people

03-07-2013

The Local Award Ceremony at the Averoff Building - School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, a Grand Prix winner of a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in 2012, took place on the evening... Read more


Saving Europe’s Endangered Heritage: the time for action has come

Saving Europe’s Endangered Heritage: the time for action has come

03-07-2013

“Reinforce cooperation”, “raise public awareness” and “take action” were some of the main messages conveyed by top-level representatives of European Institutions at a panel discussion on ‘Europe-wide Mobilisation for Saving our Endangered... Read more


Special statement on the endangered Estate of Tatoi near Athens

Special statement on the endangered Estate of Tatoi near Athens

25-06-2013

During the press conference held to announce the first list of ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ Monuments and Sites in Europe, at the European Parliament Office in Athens on 12 June, Europa Nostra’s high representatives made a special statement about the... Read more


First list of The 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe presented at Press Conference

First list of The 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe presented at Press Conference

25-06-2013

The announcement of the first list of ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ Monuments and Sites in Europe by Denis de Kergorlay, Executive President of Europa Nostra, and Guy Clausse, Director and Special Advisor to the Director General of the European... Read more


President of Europa Nostra and Commissioner Vassiliou announced the Grand Prix winners and conveyed strong policy messages

President of Europa Nostra and Commissioner Vassiliou announced the Grand Prix winners and conveyed strong policy messages

17-06-2013

Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, and Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, held a joint press conference at the Acropolis Museum in Athens in the morning of 16 June, prior to the... Read more


4000 People Celebrate Europe’s Cultural Heritage at a Memorable Ceremony in Athens

4000 People Celebrate Europe’s Cultural Heritage at a Memorable Ceremony in Athens

17-06-2013

Around 4000 people from all over Europe gathered at the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, at the foot of the Acropolis, to honour the highest achievements in the heritage field and to celebrate a Europe of Culture, on the evening of 16 June. Androulla... Read more


EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards:  2013 Public Choice and Grand Prix winners announced

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards: 2013 Public Choice and Grand Prix winners announced

17-06-2013

PRESS RELEASE Brussels/Athens, 16 June 2013 - The winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will be honoured this evening at a ceremony in Athens in the presence of the President of the Hellenic... Read more


Europe’s 7 Most Endangered  Monuments and Sites Announced

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered Monuments and Sites Announced

12-06-2013

PRESS RELEASE Athens, 12 June 2013 - The Roman amphitheatre in Durrës in Albania, the buffer zone in the historic centre of Nicosia in Cyprus, Vauban’s 17th century fortifications in Briançon in France, the Renaissance monastery of San Benedetto... Read more


8th Annual Meeting of the European Heritage Heads Forum in Oslo (23-24 May)

8th Annual Meeting of the European Heritage Heads Forum in Oslo (23-24 May)

07-06-2013

The European Heritage Heads Forum (EHHF) - an informal network that brings together the heads of the European state heritage authorities - met on 23-24 May in Oslo to share ideas about the management of historic environments. This Forum is an... Read more


Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Heritage and Journalism launched

Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Heritage and Journalism launched

16-05-2013

Europa Nostra, together with Centro Nacional de Cultura, its representation in Portugal, and Clube Português de Imprensa, the Portuguese media professionals’ association, launched the call for nominations for the inaugural European Award for... Read more


Italian Art historians gather in the historical centre of L'Aquila

Italian Art historians gather in the historical centre of L'Aquila

06-05-2013

One thousand art historians from many parts of Italy travelled to L’Aquila on 5 May to see with their own eyes the abandoned state of the historical centre, four years after the earthquake. On behalf of Europa Nostra, Plácido Domingo sent a... Read more


14 European Sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme

14 European Sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme

17-04-2013

The Hague, 17 April 2013 - On the eve of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra unveils 14 monuments and sites in Europe shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme. An... Read more


Europa Nostra advocates an alternative solution for Rosia Montana

Europa Nostra advocates an alternative solution for Rosia Montana

11-04-2013

In an interview published by Romania’s widely-read weekly newspaper Formula AS on 22 March, Europa Nostra’s Executive President Denis de Kergorlay calls for a culturally sensitive and environmentally friendly alternative to the large-scale gold... Read more


European Commission and Europa Nostra unveil 2013 laureates at joint press conference in Athens

European Commission and Europa Nostra unveil 2013 laureates at joint press conference in Athens

27-03-2013

The European Commission’s Deputy Head of Unit from the DG Education and Culture, Alessandro Senesi, and Europa Nostra’s Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, announced the winners of the 2013 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa... Read more


Winners of 2013 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

Winners of 2013 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

26-03-2013

The Hague / Brussels 26 March 2013 - The winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were unveiled today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra (see details below). The 30 winners, selected from... Read more


“What is the point of defending the Euro if we do not defend European Culture?”

“What is the point of defending the Euro if we do not defend European Culture?”

20-03-2013

“We must have the courage to protect a Europe of Culture. We must guard our common heritage. Money does not work by itself. What is the point of defending the Euro if we do not defend European culture?” This fundamental question was provocatively... Read more


A 'New Deal for Europe' based on cultural heritage

A 'New Deal for Europe' based on cultural heritage

12-03-2013

The Hague/Rome - While Europe searches for the best way out of the crisis, Europe's leading heritage organisation Europa Nostra and its founding member Italia Nostra, during a public debate on 15 March at UNESCO’s office in Venice, will launch an... Read more


Europa Nostra backs young people’s plea to safeguard heritage

Europa Nostra backs young people’s plea to safeguard heritage

12-03-2013

Protecting Art from Crime, Disputes and War is an inspiring book, recently produced by Europa Nostra’s member organisation Walk of Truth, in which young people make a strong plea for the safeguarding of cultural and natural heritage, particularly... Read more


Register now - update on the 50th anniversary congress in Athens

Register now - update on the 50th anniversary congress in Athens

07-03-2013

Preparations for Europa Nostra’s 50th anniversary Congress in Athens are progressing in an excellent way. The already confirmed programme has been further enriched with the confirmation received from the renowned Italian architect, Andrea Bruno,... Read more


"Cultural heritage counts for Europe" project to receive an EC Grant

06-03-2013

Europa Nostra is very proud to announce that its project proposal “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards an European Index for Cultural Heritage” has been selected, on 28 February 2013, amongst the 4 projects (out of 17 submitted... Read more


Europa Nostra met the future EESC President

Europa Nostra met the future EESC President

01-03-2013

On 4 December 2012, Europa Nostra met Henri Malosse, the current President of the Employers’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), who will be appointed as next EESC President in April 2013, and Joost P. van Iersel, Dutch... Read more


EU Budget 2014-2020 and its impact on culture

EU Budget 2014-2020 and its impact on culture

25-02-2013

Mrs Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, reacted to the agreement which was reached by the European Council on 8 February 2013 on the next EU budget.   She stressed the decreasing of the overall EU... Read more


Committee of the Regions - Stakeholders’ Consultation

Committee of the Regions - Stakeholders’ Consultation

25-02-2013

On 16 January 2013, Astrid Weij, Europa Nostra Council member, and Louise van Rijckevorsel, Staff member responsible for the Europa Nostra Liaison Office in Brussels, took part in the Stakeholders’ Consultation by Rapporteur Mr. Anton Rombouts... Read more


The house of European history in dialogue with Europa Nostra

The house of European history in dialogue with Europa Nostra

25-02-2013

On 10 January 2013, Europa Nostra participated actively in the meeting organised in Brussels by the House of European History for the main European professional networks active in the fields of museums, heritage and history education. This event... Read more


Selection process for the 2013 Awards is now completed

Selection process for the 2013 Awards is now completed

21-02-2013

The Heritage Awards Juries have completed the arduous yet fascinating task of judging this year’s entries to the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.   A total of 197 candidatures from 30 different countries... Read more


The 7 Most Endangered's advisory panel to meet in The Hague

The 7 Most Endangered's advisory panel to meet in The Hague

21-02-2013

The meetings of the international Advisory Panel of The 7 Most Endangered programme will take place in The Hague, at Europa Nostra’s headquarters, on 9-10 April. Eminent experts in the field of cultural and natural heritage, who offer a wide... Read more


Europa Nostra President's Circle to meet in London

Europa Nostra President's Circle to meet in London

21-02-2013

The next President’s Circle gathering will take place in London on 20-21 April. The first day’s programme includes a private visit to the Royal Institution and the opportunity to join a guided walk in the St. James district. The highlight of the... Read more


Europa Nostra's 50th anniversary to be celebrated at special event in Venice

Europa Nostra's 50th anniversary to be celebrated at special event in Venice

21-02-2013

Venice, the European city which triggered the creation of Europa Nostra, will host a series of meetings marking the Europa Nostra’s 50th Anniversary from 14 to 16 March. The highlight will be a four-hour public debate entitled ‘For the... Read more


Europa Nostra reaches out the European regions

Europa Nostra reaches out the European regions

21-02-2013

In February, Europa Nostra was invited by various EU Offices of European Regions in Brussels to present its work and action and discuss the cultural heritage strategy at EU level.   - Piet Jaspaert, Europa Nostra Board member, presented the... Read more


20.000 Signatures to preserver gaslighting in Berlin

20.000 Signatures to preserver gaslighting in Berlin

20-02-2013

Over 20.000 signatures were collected for a petition asking the Senate of Berlin for a moratorium on the plans to replace gas by electric light and to develop a comprehensive master plan to preserve the majority of gas lanterns with gas light.... Read more


President Barroso invites Europa Nostra to contribute to the 'New Narrative on Europe' initiative

President Barroso invites Europa Nostra to contribute to the 'New Narrative on Europe' initiative

18-02-2013

Europa Nostra’s Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović is among the personalities invited by the European Commission’s President José Manuel Barroso to take part in the Cultural Committee that will prepare the general assemblies and... Read more


Europa Nostra at the EIB board of directors’ seminar with civil society

Europa Nostra at the EIB board of directors’ seminar with civil society

18-02-2013

Europa Nostra’s Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, and Council member, Laurie Neale, attended the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors’ Seminar with Civil Society, held to discuss the bank’s strategy and operations, at... Read more


Europa Nostra proud to witness the Nobel Peace Prize presented to the EU

Europa Nostra proud to witness the Nobel Peace Prize presented to the EU

18-02-2013

Europa Nostra, represented by its Executive President, Denis de Kergorlay, its Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, and the President of Europa Nostra Norway, Erik Schultz, was delighted to witness the European Union receive the Nobel... Read more


The 7 Most Endangered Programme launched

The 7 Most Endangered Programme launched

24-01-2013

European Investment Bank teams up with Europa Nostra to save Europe's Cultural Heritage   The Hague/Luxembourg, 24 January 2013 - Europe's leading heritage organisation Europa Nostra has launched today its new flagship programme ‘The 7 Most... Read more


Culture, Peace and Prosperity - Placido Domingo

Culture, Peace and Prosperity - Placido Domingo

21-01-2013

Why the EU - with its peace and cultural project - deserves the Nobel Peace Prize When the European Union was named the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, a choir of critical voices could be heard across Europe and beyond. Europe is... Read more


Denis de Kergorlay received 'La Légion d'Honneur'

Denis de Kergorlay received 'La Légion d'Honneur'

11-01-2013

Europa Nostra’s Executive President Denis de Kergorlay was honoured with ‘La Croix de Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’, one of the highest distinctions conferred by the French Republic, at a memorable ceremony at the Cercle Interallié in Paris... Read more


2012 Winners of Wiki Loves Monuments announced

2012 Winners of Wiki Loves Monuments announced

09-01-2013

Wiki Loves Monuments, the world's largest online photo contest, announced in December 2012 the international winners out of a selection of 350.000 pictures uploaded by more than 15.000 people.  Europa Nostra has been a partner of... Read more


President Barroso visited the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam

President Barroso visited the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam

09-01-2013

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, visited on 8 January the Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam, a winner of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in 2012 in the category... Read more


VAT reduced rates consultation

VAT reduced rates consultation

07-01-2013

On 4 January 2013, Europa Nostra and two of its member organisations, the European Historic Houses Association and the European Landowners’ Organization, sent a joint contribution to the online consultation of the European Commission on the... Read more


Special magazine celebrates the shared heritage between Turkey and the Netherlands

Special magazine celebrates the shared heritage between Turkey and the Netherlands

07-01-2013

In 2012, The Netherlands and Turkey celebrate the 400thAnniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Numerous festivities and activities; exhibitions, performances, concerts, state visits and trade missions in both countries, have... Read more


Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards an European Index for Cultural Heritage

Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards an European Index for Cultural Heritage

21-12-2012

On 7 November, Europa Nostra in partnership with 5 other organisations, ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres, Belgium), Heritage Europe-EAHTR (European Association of Historic Towns and Regions, UK), The... Read more


Europa Nostra Autumn Meetings in Helsinki

Europa Nostra Autumn Meetings in Helsinki

30-11-2012

Productive and fruitful meetings of Europa Nostra Board, Council and Country Representations took place on 22-23-24 November in Helsinki, upon invitation by Europa Nostra Finland. Inspired by the Finnish cultural environment and warm hospitality,... Read more


Placido Domingo appointed as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Placido Domingo appointed as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

28-11-2012

The President of Europa Nostra, the world-renowned opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo, received the title of Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO. Plácido Domingo's appointment comes in recognition of his "exceptional artistic career, his... Read more


The Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in Newcastle

The Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in Newcastle

28-11-2012

Europa Nostra’s Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee (IEHC) met in Newcastle from 25 to 28 October. The venue of Newcastle was significant not only because it is IEHC-member Cyril Winskell’s hometown (the Committee meets 2 times a year,... Read more


Brussels Alert November 2012

Brussels Alert November 2012

21-11-2012

SIGN we are more letter NOW On the occasion of the extraordinary EU Summit which will take place on 22-23 November regarding the next EU budget (2014-2020), our colleagues at "we are more – act for culture in Europe" have prepared a template... Read more


Europa Nostra UK event at Spencer House, London

Europa Nostra UK event at Spencer House, London

09-11-2012

On 30 October, Europa Nostra's country representation in UK organised a special event at Spencer House, an exceptional 18th century historic building located at the heart of historic London. The Annual General Meeting which was chaired by... Read more


Europa Nostra board visits Cyprus

Europa Nostra board visits Cyprus

08-11-2012

Mid-October, members of the Europa Nostra Board headed by the Executive President, Denis de Kergorlay, visited Cyprus for a series of meetings and heritage visits. Costa Carras, Senior Vice-President of Europa Nostra and Professor Gianni... Read more


Reflection group on

Reflection group on "EU and Cultural Heritage" meets in Warsaw

08-11-2012

The Reflection Group “EU and Cultural Heritage” composed of representatives of Heritage Departments of a number of EU Member States, met on 12-13 September 2012 in Warsaw. Europa Nostra’s Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović was... Read more


Save the date> 50th Anniversary Congress, Athens 13-17 June 2013

Save the date> 50th Anniversary Congress, Athens 13-17 June 2013

08-11-2012

Europa Nostra’s next year’s EUROPEAN HERITAGE CONGRESS will take place in Athens, on 13 – 17 June 2013. It will bring together members of Europa Nostra and other representatives of the ever-growing cultural heritage movement from all over Europe.... Read more


NEMO Annual Conference 2012 in Dublin, Ireland

NEMO Annual Conference 2012 in Dublin, Ireland

07-11-2012

The 2012 annual conference of NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations, was organised on 2-4 November in Dublin (Ireland) in cooperation with the Irish Museums Association. At the National Gallery of Ireland, directors and other... Read more


The Best in Heritage event 2012 successfully held in Dubrovnik

The Best in Heritage event 2012 successfully held in Dubrovnik

07-11-2012

The new Best in Heritage event, organised in partnership with Europa Nostra, took place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) on 27-29 September. Twenty-three awarded projects from 17 countries and 133 participants from 31 countries attended. The EU Prize for... Read more


Local Award Ceremony at Solvay Library, Brussels

Local Award Ceremony at Solvay Library, Brussels

07-11-2012

The Local award ceremony took place in Brussels on 3 October 2012 at the Institute of Sociology more commonly known as “The Solvay Library”. The ceremony was honoured by the participation of Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European... Read more


Creative Europe - update

Creative Europe - update

06-11-2012

On 17 September, MEP Silva Costa, Rapporteur of the EP’s Committee on Culture and Education on the Creative Europe Programme proposal, presented her draft Report on the proposed programme. The Rapporteur proposed to add the safeguarding and... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3 Update

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 Update

06-11-2012

* Meeting at the European Commission: On 24 September, a delegation of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 - composed of members of ECCO, EHHA, ENCATC, Europa Nostra, Heritage Europe-EAHTR, ICOM and ICOMOS - met in Brussels with representatives of... Read more


Campaign to save gas light and gas lanterns in Berlin

Campaign to save gas light and gas lanterns in Berlin

06-11-2012

Europa Nostra wrote earlier this year to the Ruling Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, stressing the significance of the gas light heritage in Berlin, and appealing for a moratorium before further removal and conversion to electric light takes... Read more


Local Award Ceremony in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Local Award Ceremony in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

06-11-2012

The Commission to Preserve National Monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was awarded an Award in Category Dedicated Service back in 2010. The local award ceremony was held on 10 September in Sarajevo. Europa Nostra’s Executive Vice-President... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3 Member ENCATC celebrated 20 years

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 Member ENCATC celebrated 20 years

06-11-2012

The European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC) organised its 20th Annual Conference at Goldsmiths University of London on 12-14 September. The conference, organised under UNESCO’s patronage, presented case studies,... Read more


National Award Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey

National Award Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey

01-11-2012

A national award ceremony for the Turkish winners of this year's EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards took place in Istanbul on 6 October. The Miletos Ilyas Bey Complex won the prize in the category Conservation and the Allianoi... Read more


TAP Magazine interview with Plácido Domingo

TAP Magazine interview with Plácido Domingo

29-10-2012

TAP magazine, Portugal's airline inflight publication, published an interview with Europa Nostra's President Plácido Domingo in their September issue. The interview took place on the occasion of the annual Europa Nostra Congress in Lisbon. The... Read more


European Parliament honors Elliniki Etairia with European Citizen’s Prize

European Parliament honors Elliniki Etairia with European Citizen’s Prize

25-10-2012

During a ceremony at the offices of the European Parliament in Athens, the European Parliament has awarded the Elliniki Etairia Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage the European Citizen’s Prize – Civi Europaeo Praemium for... Read more


Hearing on Europe's Industrial Heritage in Maribor, Slovenia

Hearing on Europe's Industrial Heritage in Maribor, Slovenia

24-10-2012

Two members of the Europa Nostra’s Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee, Francesco Calzolaio (Italy) and Hildebrand de Boer (NL), were invited by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to take part in the meeting of... Read more


2013 Award Entries received

2013 Award Entries received

24-10-2012

This year, a total of 197 candidatures from 30 different countries were received at the Europa Nostra International Secretariat in The Hague. The selection process of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards... Read more


Local Award Ceremony in Sifnos, Greece

Local Award Ceremony in Sifnos, Greece

23-10-2012

The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra local award ceremony, for the exemplary restoration and enhancement of the Ancient Citadel at Aghios Andreas, took place on the island of Sifnos on Saturday 13 October 2012. It was a very... Read more


Grand Prix Local Award Ceremony and Meetings in Norway

Grand Prix Local Award Ceremony and Meetings in Norway

22-10-2012

A Grand Prix local award ceremony took place in Oslo on 19 September for the project “Improve a Heritage Site” run by the Norwegian Heritage Foundation (Norsk Kulturarv), the Grand Prix winner from category 4 (Education, Training and... Read more


Local Award Ceremony at Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum

Local Award Ceremony at Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum

19-10-2012

On 18 September, the President of Lithuania, ‪Dalia Grybauskaitė‬, addressed a large audience of some 200 local adults and children in a beautiful rural area some 10km north of the capital, Vilnius. They were assembled to celebrate the EU Prize... Read more


Historiana: teaching a common European history

Historiana: teaching a common European history

17-10-2012

On Thursday, 27 September in Lisbon, EUROCLIO (The European Association of History Educators) launched the award-winning Historiana.eu website, during the Global Education Conference organised by the North South Centre, a body created under the... Read more


Europa Nostra is again part of Wiki Loves Monuments Jury

Europa Nostra is again part of Wiki Loves Monuments Jury

09-10-2012

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 was a very successful contest, with more than 350,000 submissions by more than 15,000 people in 35 countries! The winners of the national competitions will become known in October / November (keep an eye on the national... Read more


Spanish winners honoured by H.M. Queen Sofia

Spanish winners honoured by H.M. Queen Sofia

05-10-2012

On 4 October H.M. The Queen of Spain, in her capacity as Patron of Hispania Nostra, hosted at Palacio del Pardo in Madrid a national awards ceremony for Spanish winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards in 2011 and 2012.... Read more


New Multimedia Festival in The Hague: Heritage in Motion

New Multimedia Festival in The Hague: Heritage in Motion

21-09-2012

First edition 13-14 September 2013 in Pathé Buitenhof, The Hague, The Netherlands Europa Nostra and the European Museum Academy have taken the joint initiative to launch the Heritage in Motion Festival. These two founding partner organisations... Read more


House of European History in the Eastman Building in Brussels

House of European History in the Eastman Building in Brussels

20-07-2012

The House of European History is an initiative of the European Parliament launched by Hans-Gert Pöttering in February 2007, in his inaugural speech as President of the European Parliament. The House of European History aims to promote a better... Read more


Rosia Montana: Europa Nostra writes to the new government of Romania

Rosia Montana: Europa Nostra writes to the new government of Romania

17-07-2012

At the Europa Nostra’s Annual Congress, including a public Forum on “Saving Europe’s Endangered Heritage”, which was held in Lisbon, Europa Nostra members expressed, once again, their deep concern regarding the Rosia Montana open ore mining... Read more


Europa Nostra promotes the Alliance amongst NEMO membership

Europa Nostra promotes the Alliance amongst NEMO membership

11-07-2012

The latest edition of the newsletter produced by the Network of European Museum Organisations contains an editorial (cover page) signed by Europa Nostra's Secretary General, Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic and entitled: "Power of the Networks, Power... Read more


Vote for your favourite historic site in Italy

Vote for your favourite historic site in Italy

10-07-2012

“I Luoghi del Cuore” (“Places I Love”) is a national campaign which has been organised ever since 2004 by one of Europa Nostra's leading member organisations in Italy - FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano). This year for the first time, the 6th edition... Read more


INTO and EUROPA NOSTRA continue their collaboration

INTO and EUROPA NOSTRA continue their collaboration

09-07-2012

The partnership between the international National Trusts INTO and Europa Nostra continues. This year again Simon Molesworth, chairman of the executive board of INTO, travelled from Australia to participate to the European Heritage Congress... Read more


UNESCO World Heritage Committee met in St.Petersburg

UNESCO World Heritage Committee met in St.Petersburg

06-07-2012

The Secretary General of Europa Nostra, Mrs Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović participated as observer in the 36th annual Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in St. Petersburg, Russia on 24 June – 6 July 2012. One of the main tasks of... Read more


Plácido Domingo becomes UNESCO Artist for Peace

Plácido Domingo becomes UNESCO Artist for Peace

05-07-2012

UNESCO has designated the President of Europa Nostra, Plácido Domingo, as “UNESCO Artist for Peace" who will join other internationally-renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma and prestige to help promote UNESCO's message and... Read more


European Investment bank reaches out to civil society

European Investment bank reaches out to civil society

04-07-2012

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage – Implications for EIB Financing Europa Nostra was invited to a meeting with the European Investment Bank (EIB) Environment, Climate and Social Office (ECSO) to exchange views on the implications for EIB... Read more


Launch of the EIB Institute: support to European initiatives for the common good

Launch of the EIB Institute: support to European initiatives for the common good

04-07-2012

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute was officially launched on 11 June 2012 in Luxembourg at the occasion of the first meeting of its Supervisory Board. EN was invited to attend the event and was represented by its Council Member, Laurie... Read more


The Europa Nostra Forum “Saving Europe’s Endangered Heritage” calls for intensified action at European level

The Europa Nostra Forum “Saving Europe’s Endangered Heritage” calls for intensified action at European level

28-06-2012

Around 200 persons attended the Europa Nostra Forum 2012  on “Saving Europe’s Endangered Heritage” organised in cooperation with the Centro Nacional de Cultura and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon on 1 June.   International and... Read more


Success of the

Success of the "Marine Spatial Planning and the Historic Environment" Seminar in London

22-06-2012

The "Marine Spatial Planning and the Historic Environment" Seminar was an event organised in connection with European Maritime Day to provide a forum for marine and historic environment professionals from across Europe to discuss the relationship... Read more


Hasty demolitions following earthquakes in Italy should be avoided

Hasty demolitions following earthquakes in Italy should be avoided

18-06-2012

Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, wrote to the highest Italian authorities to express the organisation’s sympathy for the loss of human lives and also for the damage to cultural heritage caused by the earthquakes in the Emilia Romagna... Read more


Press conference focused on the awards and heritage at risk

Press conference focused on the awards and heritage at risk

13-06-2012

Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra and Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, held a joint press conference on 1 June 2012 in Lisbon just hours before the Ceremony for... Read more


7000 voters for the Public Choice Award 2012

7000 voters for the Public Choice Award 2012

13-06-2012

Almost 7000 eligible votes from people across Europe were registered in the poll for the Public Choice Award 2012. For the first time since the beginning of the Awards Scheme, an award was given to a project voted by the general public, chosen... Read more


Kátia Guerreiro enchants the attendants of the Awards Ceremony in Lisbon

Kátia Guerreiro enchants the attendants of the Awards Ceremony in Lisbon

08-06-2012

Kátia Guerreiro, outstanding interpreter and ambassador of Portuguese traditional music Fado, rendered an evocative performance during the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Lisbon. This performance celebrated the inclusion of Fado on the... Read more


Plácido Domingo conducts the Orquestra Geração at the Awards Ceremony in Lisbon

Plácido Domingo conducts the Orquestra Geração at the Awards Ceremony in Lisbon

08-06-2012

The Orquestra Geração (Generation Orchestra) performed the Portuguese and European anthems – in the presence of H.E. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic T.R.H. the Prince and Princess of Asturias and the EU Commissioner... Read more


Unprecedented Media Coverage of the Lisbon Events

Unprecedented Media Coverage of the Lisbon Events

07-06-2012

This year’s European Heritage Congress and the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Lisbon -  honoured with the presence of H.E. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal, and T.R.H. Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias - received very... Read more


The President of the Portuguese Republic welcomes Europa Nostra at the Palácio Nacional de Belém

The President of the Portuguese Republic welcomes Europa Nostra at the Palácio Nacional de Belém

06-06-2012

On Wednesday, 30 May, participants of the European Heritage Congress in Lisbon visited the Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President of the Portuguese Republic, His Excellency Mr Aníbal Cavaco Silva. In 2008 the publication and... Read more


Exceptional Concert on Mafra's Six historic organs opens Europa Nostra's General Assembly 2012

Exceptional Concert on Mafra's Six historic organs opens Europa Nostra's General Assembly 2012

06-06-2012

Europa Nostra members from all over Europe attended the exceptional concert on the six historic organs in the Baroque Basilica at the Mafra Palace and Monastery. The previous day at the Jerónimos Monastery, the outstanding and exemplary value of... Read more


Plácido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou hosted together the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Lisbon

Plácido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou hosted together the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Lisbon

06-06-2012

1200 persons attended the European Heritage Awards Ceremony held in the evening of 1 June 2012 in the majestic setting of the World Heritage Site of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. This ceremony marked the 10th anniversary of the European... Read more


President Barroso sends video message for the European Heritage Awards Ceremony at Jerónimos

President Barroso sends video message for the European Heritage Awards Ceremony at Jerónimos

05-06-2012

Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, sent a special video message of greetings to the European Heritage Awards Ceremony which was held on 1 June at the World Heritage Site of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. This... Read more


Grand Prix winners announced in Lisbon

Grand Prix winners announced in Lisbon

02-06-2012

Lisbon, 2 June 2012 – The names of the winners of the public choice award and six 'Grand Prix' laureates in the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were announced yesterday evening at the Jerónimos Monastery in... Read more


Europa Nostra to support Viva Europa

Europa Nostra to support Viva Europa

25-05-2012

We are pleased to announce the newly established partnership between EUROPA NOSTRA and VIVA EUROPA. This partnership was launched at the end of March in the presence of Europa Nostra’s President, Maestro Plácido Domingo, on the occasion of the... Read more


BRUSSELS ALERT MAY 2012

BRUSSELS ALERT MAY 2012

25-05-2012

Dear Friends of Europe's Cultural Heritage, Just before leaving to our Annual Congress 2012 in Lisbon, we are glad to send you the second issue of our Europa Nostra Brussels Alert which focuses on our numerous activities in Brussels (and in... Read more


Berlin Conference: The Heritage of the City

Berlin Conference: The Heritage of the City

25-05-2012

On 8 and 9 December 2011, a large delegation of Europa Nostra Council members took part to the international congress "The Heritage of the City– Europe's Future, New Opportunities for Integrated Urban Development" organised by the German Federal... Read more


Cultural Heritage and Energy Efficiency Solutions

Cultural Heritage and Energy Efficiency Solutions

25-05-2012

Europa Nostra Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, was invited as a speaker the Seminar on “European Policy and Cultural Heritage Conservation – Architectural Heritage and Energy Efficiency Searching for Solutions”, organised by MEP... Read more


Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage

Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage

25-05-2012

John Sell, Europa Nostra Executive Vice-President, was appointed as the Europa Nostra representative at the Advisory Board of the Research Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for... Read more


Europa Nostra Position Paper on Horizon 2020

Europa Nostra Position Paper on Horizon 2020

25-05-2012

The Europa Nostra Board prepared the Europa Nostra position paper on Horizon 2020, the future EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020 proposed by the European Commission on 30 November 2011. Following the first Brussels... Read more


Council of the European Union Welcomes Creative Europe

Council of the European Union Welcomes Creative Europe

25-05-2012

The Ministers of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council of the European Union met on 10-11 May in Brussels. In public deliberation, the Council reached a partial general approach on the proposal for the regulation establishing the... Read more


Europa Nostra supports Creative Europe

Europa Nostra supports Creative Europe

25-05-2012

  The Europa Nostra Board prepared the Europa Nostra position paper on Creative Europe, the future EU programme dedicated to the cultural and creative sectors proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011, which will run from 2014 till... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3 Second Meeting

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 Second Meeting

25-05-2012

Almost one year after the launch of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 in June 2011 in Amsterdam, the second plenary meeting of this informal European sectoral platform composed of 27 European or international networks active in the wider field... Read more


Mont Saint-Michel: encouraging and worrying news

Mont Saint-Michel: encouraging and worrying news

21-05-2012

Europa Nostra and the French heritage community are monitoring very closely developments which threaten the safeguard of the integrity of the World Heritage Site of Mont Saint-Michel. One small victory was won concerning the wind turbines project... Read more


Denis de Kergorlay receives the Legion of Honour

Denis de Kergorlay receives the Legion of Honour

18-05-2012

Europa Nostra is proud to announce that its Executive President, Denis de Kergorlay, has recently been nominated “Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur” by the President of the French Republic. The Presidential decree was adopted... Read more


Golden Jubilee Congress in Athens (11-14 June 2013)

Golden Jubilee Congress in Athens (11-14 June 2013)

18-05-2012

In 2013, Europa Nostra will be marking its 50th anniversary with a series of events, large and small, which will be organised all over Europe. One of the main events marking this important milestone in the life of Europa Nostra, will be our... Read more


Launch of the Europa Nostra Presindent's circle in Valencia (Spain)

Launch of the Europa Nostra Presindent's circle in Valencia (Spain)

18-05-2012

Upon the initiative of Maestro Plácido Domingo, the newly created President's Circle held its founding gathering on 31 March - 1 April 2012 in Valencia (Spain). The President's Circle was established with the aim to bring together Europa Nostra's... Read more


Awards Ceremony in Lisbon to attract huge public attention

Awards Ceremony in Lisbon to attract huge public attention

18-05-2012

This year's European Heritage Awards Ceremony will take place in the World Heritage Site of the "Mosteiro dos Jéronimos" in Lisbon. This ceremony will mark the 10th anniversary of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra... Read more


Barroso and Vassiliou give interview to

Barroso and Vassiliou give interview to "Heritage in Motion"

18-05-2012

The forthcoming issue of the Europa Nostra's Magazine "Heritage in Danger" will be dedicated to Portugal and its heritage community. The first copy of this new Magazine will be presented to H.E. Anibal Cavaco Silva, President of the Republic of... Read more


Stop the Sant'Ambrogio car park in Milan

Stop the Sant'Ambrogio car park in Milan

18-05-2012

Most recently, Europa Nostra wrote the President of the Municipal Council of Milan to congratulate them on the decision taken by this Municipal Council to suspend the works on the construction of an underground car park under the Piazza... Read more


Aldermen of large Dutch Monument cities congregate in Amsterdam

Aldermen of large Dutch Monument cities congregate in Amsterdam

17-05-2012

The Amsterdam Mayor’s monumental residence provided a most appropriate surrounding for a very special meeting on Friday, 13 April. The Aldermen responsible for heritage and monuments of a number of large Dutch monument-cities had been invited for... Read more


Europa Nostra Turkey fights for preserving the historic skyline of Istanbul

Europa Nostra Turkey fights for preserving the historic skyline of Istanbul

14-05-2012

The Board of Europa Nostra Turkey, in their letter of 1 April 2012 to the Assistant Director General of UNESCO, Francesco Bandarin, urges the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation to put pressure on the Turkish... Read more


Europa Nostra becomes official partner of UNESCO

Europa Nostra becomes official partner of UNESCO

14-05-2012

Europa Nostra has been recently recognised as an NGO official partner of UNESCO, having a consultative status. As stated in the paragraph II.2. of the Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental organisations, “this category... Read more


The Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in Venice

The Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee met in Venice

14-05-2012

Europa Nostra’s Industrial and Engineering Heritage Commitee (IEHC) met in Venice from 19 to 22 April. At its formal meeting it was decided to have the IEHC’s recently updated Mission Statement – the “Greenwich Declaration”, adopted at the... Read more


Success in Fighting English Planning ‘Reform'

Success in Fighting English Planning ‘Reform'

04-05-2012

The British Government’s new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is ‘the most radical shake-up of the English planning system in our time’. So writes the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) which, from its inception some 80 years ago,... Read more


Kiruna City Hall in Sweden saved

Kiruna City Hall in Sweden saved

04-05-2012

The Municipality of Kiruna and the LKAB mining company had initially proposed a heritage listing rescission which would enable them to demolish some of Kiruna’s most important buildings, namely Kiruna City Hall and Kiruna Station, as well as to... Read more


New call for entries for the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2013

New call for entries for the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2013

03-05-2012

The new call for entries for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is now online. The deadline to send in your application form is 1 October 2012. We advise you to start working on your application well in advance.... Read more


Public Choice Award 2012

Public Choice Award 2012

01-05-2012

Make your voice heard by choosing your favourite heritage achievement among the 28 selected laureates. We also wish to encourage you to send a special message telling of your appreciation for your favourite laureate (see below). Deadline for... Read more


Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

25-04-2012

  After an amazing success in 2011, “Wiki Loves Monuments" will be organised in countries all over the world in September 2012. Wiki Loves Monuments is the public photo contest around cultural heritage, organized by the Wikipedia communities in... Read more


2011 European Heritage Awards Ceremony & Concert DVD + CD released

2011 European Heritage Awards Ceremony & Concert DVD + CD released

25-04-2012

Europa Nostra recently released the DVD of the 2011 European Heritage Awards Ceremony & Concert which took place on 10 June 2011 at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The speech delivered by Plácido Domingo on 10 June 2011 at the Concertgebouw in... Read more


Centro Nacional de Cultura to represent Europa Nostra in Portugal

Centro Nacional de Cultura to represent Europa Nostra in Portugal

24-04-2012

Our Member Organisation Centro Nacional de Cultura signed a memorandum of understanding with Europa Nostra on 31 March in Valencia (Spain), in the margin of the launch of the Europa Nostra President’s Circle. The Memorandum of Understanding was... Read more


Protecting Turisten in Sweden

13-04-2012

In a letter addressed to the municipality of Kungälv in Sweden, Europa Nostra highlighted the importance of Turisten as a European Cultural Heritage site for Marstrand. In addition to applauding the municipality’s initiative for the conservation... Read more


The Norrviken Gardens in Lilla Bastad (Sweden) should be preserved

The Norrviken Gardens in Lilla Bastad (Sweden) should be preserved

13-04-2012

Europa Nostra Sweden carefully examined the “Lilla Båstad” presentation for the development of the historical Norrviken Gardens, which were founded in the early 1900s by Rudolph Abelin. While admiring the high level of ambition and quality of the... Read more


Europa Nosta urges the senate of Berlin to preserve gas lighting in Berlin

Europa Nosta urges the senate of Berlin to preserve gas lighting in Berlin

10-04-2012

In a letter addressed to the Ruling Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit on 17 February 2012, Europa Nostra urged the Senate of Berlin to review its proposal to replace gas lighting by electric one in the streets of the German capital. More... Read more


Europa Nostra appeals to preserve the remains of the medieval town hall in Berlin

Europa Nostra appeals to preserve the remains of the medieval town hall in Berlin

04-04-2012

The Hague, 14 March 2012 - Europa Nostra’s Executive President, Denis de Kergorlay, recently wrote to the Ruling Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, urging the City of Berlin to reexamine the current plans for the construction of the new underground... Read more


Sant'Ambrogio car park: Europa Nostra writes to the Mayor of Milan

Sant'Ambrogio car park: Europa Nostra writes to the Mayor of Milan

27-03-2012

Europa Nostra appealed to the Mayor of Milan Giuliano Pisapia, to stop the underground car park in the historical square of Piazza Sant'Ambrogio. Recent discoveries of the sacred cemetery 'Coemeterium ad Martyres' following the car park... Read more


Winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

Winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

20-03-2012

The Hague/ Brussels 20 March 2012 - The winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra (see list below). The awards will be presented on 1... Read more


Portugal's main daily publishes interview with Europa Nostra

Portugal's main daily publishes interview with Europa Nostra

02-03-2012

Europa Nostra Secretary General was interviewed in Lisbon by Público, Portugal’s main daily newspaper. Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović visited the Centro Nacional de Cultura for the preparatory meeting ahead of the jointly organised European... Read more


Brussels Alert February 2012

Brussels Alert February 2012

24-02-2012

Dear Friends of Europe's Cultural Heritage, We are pleased to introduce to you the first issue of our special "Europa Nostra Brussels Alert" which will be regularly produced by Europa Nostra's Brussels Office. In this way, we wish to... Read more


Horizon 2020 & Cultural Heritage Research: Europa Nostra calls for urgent lobbying action

Horizon 2020 & Cultural Heritage Research: Europa Nostra calls for urgent lobbying action

23-02-2012

Europa Nostra urges all heritage stakeholders in Europe to support the campaign for the inclusion of cultural heritage research in the future EU 8th Framework Pogramme for Research and Innovation: Horizon 2020.   Running from 2014 to 2020... Read more


Energy Efficiency directive and cultural heritage

Energy Efficiency directive and cultural heritage

15-02-2012

Prior to the vote of the European Parliament ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and Energy) on the Report on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive fixed on 28 February, Mrs Cristina Gutierrez-Cortines, Spanish MEP, member of the Committee on... Read more


New study on Illicit Trafficking in cultural goods in the European Union

New study on Illicit Trafficking in cultural goods in the European Union

15-02-2012

A new “study on preventing and fighting illicit trafficking in cultural goods in the European Union”, dated October 2011, is now available in English and French, on the website of the DG Home Affairs of the European Commission. This report... Read more


European Winners of Wiki Loves Monuments announced

European Winners of Wiki Loves Monuments announced

16-12-2011

The European winners of the photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments have been announced during the DISH (Digital Strategies for Heritage) Conference in Rotterdam in December.   The winning picture comes from Romania and shows a monastery on the... Read more


Save Sant’Ambrogio!

Save Sant’Ambrogio!

12-12-2011

A PERSONAL APPEAL BY MAESTRO PLACIDO DOMINGO, PRESIDENT OF EUROPA NOSTRA (published in the leading Italian daily "Corriere della Sera" on 9 December 2012) I love Milan as Stendhal and many others did, who have grasped its discreet poetry.... Read more


EN Deutschland Colloquium attracts large attendance at Exponatec in Cologne

EN Deutschland Colloquium attracts large attendance at Exponatec in Cologne

18-11-2011

Some 250 delegates representing German heritage organisations, industry and professionals working in the field of monuments’ restoration and conservation responded positively to the invitation of Europa Nostra Deutschland, Deutsche Stiftung... Read more


EHD Forum in Wroclaw stresses the multiple value of heritage

EHD Forum in Wroclaw stresses the multiple value of heritage

18-11-2011

The 4th European Heritage Days Forum was held in Wrocław, Poland on 10-12 October, during the Polish Presidency of the EU, on the topic "Value the Heritage! European Heritage and Economic Development". The Forum brought together policy-makers,... Read more


European Heritage Label adopted by the European Parliament

European Heritage Label adopted by the European Parliament

17-11-2011

At its plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted on 16 November 2011, in second reading, the European Heritage Label. This decision paves the way to a final decision by the Council, possibly even before the end of this... Read more


We are more campaign: sign the manifesto today

We are more campaign: sign the manifesto today

16-11-2011

The we are more campaign, joined by Europa Nostra last June in Amsterdam, is now supported by 21.665 supporters (as of 17 November)! They all signed the Manifesto calling for an increased support to culture in the next EU budget (for the period... Read more


Europa Nostra Board appoint a special advisor on EU affairs

Europa Nostra Board appoint a special advisor on EU affairs

16-11-2011

Europa Nostra is happy to announce that at its last meeting on 22 September, the Board appointed Ralph Hallo as its “Special Advisor on EU Affairs”. Mr Hallo is Director of “Brussels Strategics”, European public affairs consultancy based in... Read more


60 % Increase in number of entries for 2012 Awards

60 % Increase in number of entries for 2012 Awards

16-11-2011

This year, 226 award entries were received at the Europa Nostra International Secretariat in The Hague. Last year, entries were received from 31 different countries, while this year entrants applied from 38 different countries ranging from... Read more


European winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments contest to be announced in December

European winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments contest to be announced in December

15-11-2011

In September 2011 European photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments received almost 170.000 images of European monuments from 18 countries. Winners from each participating country have been announced and can be consulted online. Heritage lovers... Read more


More than 800 delegates attend the European Culture Forum in Brussels

More than 800 delegates attend the European Culture Forum in Brussels

14-11-2011

More than 800 people from diverse cultural sectors, including Europa Nostra representatives, gathered in Brussels to attend the European Cultural Forum organised by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, on 20-21... Read more


Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and its impact on heritage

Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and its impact on heritage

10-11-2011

The Common Agricultural Policy is due to be reformed by 2013. After a wide-ranging public debate, the Commission presented on 18 November 2010 a Communication on “the CAP towards 2020”, which outlines options for the future CAP and launched the... Read more


Europa Nostra helps launch

Europa Nostra helps launch "The Place I love" public campaign in Serbia

08-11-2011

Banca Intesa with the support of Europa Nostra Serbia, the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia and the Serbian Ministry of Culture, has launched a large scale project called “The Place I love” (Mesto koje volim), with the... Read more


The Best in Heritage celebrates its 10th anniversary in Dubrovnik and in Cologne

The Best in Heritage celebrates its 10th anniversary in Dubrovnik and in Cologne

07-11-2011

The annual Best in Heritage conference in Dubrovnik brought together 132 participants from 29 countries with a dense programme of presentations of awarded and recently opened museum, as well as heritage and conservation projects. Past award... Read more


Outcome of the Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee meeting in London

Outcome of the Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee meeting in London

04-11-2011

Europa Nostra's Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee (IEHC) met recently in London (6-9 October 2011), in the Boardroom of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. On this occasion, it was decided to cooperate more closely with like... Read more


Italian Member Organisation restores the woods of St Francis of Assisi

Italian Member Organisation restores the woods of St Francis of Assisi

03-11-2011

The woods surrounding the basilica of St Francis of Assisi have been restored by Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) and they were opened to the public following its inauguration on 11 November in Assisi. In 2008 FAI accepted a donation of 60... Read more


Europa Nostra spreads its message in Asia (Taiwan)

Europa Nostra spreads its message in Asia (Taiwan)

02-11-2011

Europa Nostra, represented by Wolter Braamhorst, Editor of the “Heritage in Motion” Magazine, was one of the key note speakers during the 2011 International Symposium for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Transnational Cooperation in Tainan,... Read more


Italia Nostra appeals to stop carpark under oldest church in Milan

Italia Nostra appeals to stop carpark under oldest church in Milan

01-11-2011

Italia Nostra has appealed to the recently elected mayor of Milan to stop the construction of an underground carpark under the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio in Milan. A petition collected more than 800 signatures, including that of many intellectuals... Read more


International Volunteering Conference in Graz (Austria)

International Volunteering Conference in Graz (Austria)

01-11-2011

European Heritage in our Hands – Volunteering as mutual challenge and opportunity in civic society 19-21 October 2011   About 50 heritage and museum experts gathered in Graz (AT) for the International Volunteering Conference “European Heritage... Read more


Europa Nostra UK Annual Conference in Portsmouth

Europa Nostra UK Annual Conference in Portsmouth

27-10-2011

The UK’s local representation for Europa Nostra (usually shortened to ENUK), held its annual general meeting and conference this year in the famous naval city of Portsmouth. The event was organised by UK committee members Zeynep Aygen and David... Read more


Access to Culture Platform calls for 2013 European Year of Citizens through culture

Access to Culture Platform calls for 2013 European Year of Citizens through culture

19-10-2011

On 18 October, Europa Nostra took part in the plenary session of the Access to Culture Platform in Brussels. This Platform is one of the three platforms (together with the Platform on Intercultural Europe and the Platform on Cultural Industries)... Read more


European Heritage Alliance 3.3 calls for a European study on the value of heritage

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 calls for a European study on the value of heritage

19-10-2011

On 7 September, a few members of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 which was launched by 27 European and international networks and organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage, last June in Amsterdam, gathered in the EN Brussels... Read more


The INTO Victoria Declaration warns about the implications of climate change for cultural sustainability

The INTO Victoria Declaration warns about the implications of climate change for cultural sustainability

18-10-2011

At their last conference held in Victoria (Canada), from 12-16 October 2011, members of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), adopted the Victoria Declaration on the Implications for Cultural Sustainability of Climate Change.... Read more


European Tourism Day 2011 dedicated to Europe's industrial heritage

European Tourism Day 2011 dedicated to Europe's industrial heritage

18-10-2011

On 27 September, EN Board member Piet Jaspaert and EN Staff member Louise van Rijckevorsel attended the 2011 edition of the European Tourism Day, organised by the DG Enterprise and Industry, on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The... Read more


Plácido Domingo calls for joint action to save Famagusta

Plácido Domingo calls for joint action to save Famagusta

14-10-2011

This year, the Grand Prix 2011 for category Research of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, went to one exceptional project, carried out jointly by a team composed of Greek and Turkish Cypriots: the Architectural Heritage... Read more


EU Commissioner Vassiliou celebrates Villa Empain in Brussels

EU Commissioner Vassiliou celebrates Villa Empain in Brussels

13-10-2011

On Monday 3 October, under a blazing autumn sun, the local ceremony celebrating the Villa Empain took place on the Villa’s terrace in Brussels. This emblematic Art Deco monument, in a state of complete disrepair, was bought in 2006 by the... Read more


European Historic Houses Annual Conference 2011 in Brussels

European Historic Houses Annual Conference 2011 in Brussels

11-10-2011

On Friday 30 September, almost 150 participants attended the annual Conference 2011 of the European Historic Houses Association (EHHA), organised on the theme “The value of historic houses for tourism, economic and social development” at the... Read more


Europa Nostra concerned about the proposed planning reform in England

Europa Nostra concerned about the proposed planning reform in England

05-10-2011

The UK government has launched a draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), a brief document of 53 pages, aiming at drastic changes to planning regulations intended, amongst other things, to make it easier to develop new homes in the... Read more


EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014: an opportunity for heritage

EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014: an opportunity for heritage

21-09-2011

Through the EEA and Norway Grants - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing social and economic disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthening bilateral relations with the beneficiary countries. In the... Read more


Call for entries - European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012. Submit by 1/10/2011

Call for entries - European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012. Submit by 1/10/2011

02-08-2011

Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. Through our European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, we celebrate excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen,... Read more


A joint Hungarian and Serbian seminar “Protecting heritage amidst urban development” held in Subotica

A joint Hungarian and Serbian seminar “Protecting heritage amidst urban development” held in Subotica

01-08-2011

A joint Hungarian and Serbian seminar under the title of “Protecting heritage amidst urban development” was held in Subotica, Serbia on 27 and 28 May 2011. The organizers of the seminar were the László Teleki Foundation and the National Office of... Read more


Italia Nostra special bulletin on Europe and heritage

Italia Nostra special bulletin on Europe and heritage

27-07-2011

Italia Nostra dedicated the May issue of its bulletin to Europa Nostra and the European Heritage Congress in Amsterdam. Titled  'Italy-Europe, the Voice of cultural heritage', this bulletin contains articles and documents on the birth of Europa... Read more


Commissioner Vassiliou attended the awards ceremony in Athens

Commissioner Vassiliou attended the awards ceremony in Athens

19-07-2011

A memorable ceremony took place on 23 June in Athens to celebrate the Greek winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2010 and 2011: the National Observatory in Athens (2010), the Ancient Tower and Adjacent Buildings at... Read more


Second home development will destroy Greece’s environment and economy

Second home development will destroy Greece’s environment and economy

19-07-2011

Our Greek member organisation Elliniki Etairia - The Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage is campaigning against irresponsible policies promoting second home development on the coastline of Greece and... Read more


Amsterdam Congress closes with the ceremony at Teylers Museum in Haarlem

Amsterdam Congress closes with the ceremony at Teylers Museum in Haarlem

18-07-2011

The European Heritage Congress closed on Saturday 11 June with a memorable excursion to the nearby historic city of Haarlem. As part of this excursion, the participants had the pleasure to attend the re-opening of the magnificently restored Oval... Read more


Book presentation of Retour Brussel – Erfgoed en Europa

Book presentation of Retour Brussel – Erfgoed en Europa

18-07-2011

During the reception kindly hosted by Stadsherstel Amsterdam n.v. at its headquarters, the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam, Astrid Weij, in charge of International Affairs at Erfgoed Nederland, presented the first copy of the Dutch language book Retour... Read more


Amsterdam Mayor welcomes Europa Nostra to his World Heritage city

Amsterdam Mayor welcomes Europa Nostra to his World Heritage city

18-07-2011

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan welcomed the Europa Nostra delegates at the opening reception for the European Heritage Congress, which took place on Wednesday 8 June evening in Amsterdam’s very oldest building, the Oude Kerk situated in... Read more


Wiki Loves Monuments launches a partnership with Europa Nostra

Wiki Loves Monuments launches a partnership with Europa Nostra

15-07-2011

Wiki Loves Monuments is a public photo contest around European monuments, initiated by the Wikimedia chapter in the Netherlands. In September 2011 it will be extended to several European countries. The contest is organised in a federative way,... Read more


We, L'Aquila: citizens empowered by digital technologies

We, L'Aquila: citizens empowered by digital technologies

14-07-2011

Google, in partnership with the city of L'Aquila and the National Association of Emigrated Families (A.N.F.E.), has launched a new website using digital technologies to contribute to the pending reconstruction of the devastated Italian city of... Read more


Two ex-equo winners for the Members Choice Award

Two ex-equo winners for the Members Choice Award

13-07-2011

This year for the first time Europa Nostra members could choose their favourite laureate among those 27 selected by the juries and cast their vote via the website for the Members Choice Award.   During the European Heritage Awards Ceremony at... Read more


Europa Nostra actions makes a difference at Mont St Michel

Europa Nostra actions makes a difference at Mont St Michel

08-07-2011

Europa Nostra’s calls to protect the cultural landscape surrounding iconic Mont Saint-Michel are supported by UNESCO. THE HAGUE, July 2011 - Europa Nostra welcomes the recent (23 June) decision of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to... Read more


Volunteers for heritage - worth their weight in gold!

Volunteers for heritage - worth their weight in gold!

08-07-2011

Europa Nostra calls for more support for the millions of volunteers in Europe’s heritage sector and for heightened awareness and respect for the immense social and economic benefits they bring us. BRUSSELS/THE HAGUE, 12 JULY 2011 - Europa... Read more


The 'European Heritage Alliance 3.3' launched in Amsterdam

The 'European Heritage Alliance 3.3' launched in Amsterdam

08-07-2011

The “European Heritage Alliance 3.3.” was recently launched by more than 25 European and International networks and organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage on the occasion of the European Heritage Congress 2011 organised by... Read more


Placido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou visited the ArtZuid exhibition 2011 in Amsterdam

Placido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou visited the ArtZuid exhibition 2011 in Amsterdam

29-06-2011

On the occasion of the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam Plácido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner in charge of Culture, visited one of the three Dutch award winners: the ArtZuid project. Two other Dutch winners,... Read more


European Heritage Congress in the media

European Heritage Congress in the media

27-06-2011

The European Heritage Congress that took place in Amsterdam on 8-11 June was well covered by the European media landscape. Plácido Domingo's visit to one of the Dutch winners, the Artzuid Project, together with the European Commissioner Androulla... Read more


Europa Nostra joins

Europa Nostra joins "we are more" campaign. Act for culture in Europe

24-06-2011

Amsterdam/Brussels, 24 June – During the European Heritage Congress 2011 in Amsterdam, organised by Europa Nostra with the kind support of the European Cultural Foundation, the Europa Nostra Council decided to join the “we are more!” campaign.... Read more


Winners of 2011 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards honoured

Winners of 2011 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards honoured

11-06-2011

Brussels/ Amsterdam The 27 winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were honoured yesterday evening during a ceremony at Amsterdam's historic concert hall, the 'Concertgebouw'. The awards were... Read more


Europa Nostra urges the Romanian government to save Rosia Montana

Europa Nostra urges the Romanian government to save Rosia Montana

16-05-2011

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister of Romania Emil Boc, Europa Nostra urged the Romanian Government to ensure the highest level of protection of the unique cultural and natural heritage of the Rosia Montana area. “Experts agree that... Read more


Exclusive interview with EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou

Exclusive interview with EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou

21-04-2011

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou gave an exclusive interview for the Europa Nostra magazine Heritage in Motion in the splendid setting of the Villa Empain in Brussels, one of the winners from the 2011 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage /... Read more


Apply for an award 2012

Apply for an award 2012

18-04-2011

Each year Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of Europe's cultural heritage achievements. The 2012 call for entries for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is available to download from the... Read more


Cultural Heritage and Research

Cultural Heritage and Research

08-04-2011

On 24 March, Europa Nostra took part to the Conference “Increasing Europe’s competitiveness through cultural heritage research”, an initiative of the EU-project NET-HERITAGE, organised in the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. NET-HERITAGE... Read more


Winners of 2011 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

Winners of 2011 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

07-04-2011

The 27 winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra (see list of winners below). The awards will be presented on 10 June during a ceremony... Read more


VAT consultation

VAT consultation

11-03-2011

The European Commission launched an online consultation in December 2010 on the 'Green Paper on the future of VAT – Towards a simpler, more robust and efficient VAT system'. All stakeholders affected by this initiative – all citizens,... Read more


Are Wind Turbines worth the delisting of Mont Saint-Michel?

Are Wind Turbines worth the delisting of Mont Saint-Michel?

07-03-2011

English translation of the French-language “Communiqué de presse” which was issued by Europa Nostra on 6 March 2011 WORLD HERITAGE Canisy, FRANCE, 6 March 2011   Board members of Europa Nostra, pan-European federation for cultural and... Read more


Culture in Motion Conference and Public Consultation on a future EU Culture Programme

Culture in Motion Conference and Public Consultation on a future EU Culture Programme

02-03-2011

The 3rd Culture in Motion conference "Pathways to EU-2020", organised by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) saw more than 600 participants coming to Brussels on the 15 and 16 of February.    Nearly 30 cross-borders cultural... Read more


Mont Saint Michel risks losing UNESCO world heritage status

Mont Saint Michel risks losing UNESCO world heritage status

01-03-2011

UNESCO is monitoring the situation at the World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel, regarding plans to build a wind farm with extremely tall wind turbines within the visual field of the iconic island. Officials from the UN body are assessing the... Read more


Civil Society engagement in heritage

Civil Society engagement in heritage

25-02-2011

The “CSE in Heritage” project kick-off meeting and the European Movement International Congress in Istanbul, February 2011   On 10 February 2011, in conjunction with the European Movement International Congress in Istanbul “CSOs challenge... Read more


EC Consultation on Future EC financial instrument for the environment

EC Consultation on Future EC financial instrument for the environment

19-01-2011

On 30 November 2010, the European Commission, DG Environment, launched a public consultation on a future EU financial instrument for the environment (continuation of LIFE+). This consultation is open to national, regional and local... Read more


EC Consultation on Natura 2000

EC Consultation on Natura 2000

19-01-2011

On 26 November 2010, the European Commission, DG Environment, launched a public consultation on Future EU co-financing of Natura 2000. This consultation is open to citizens, organizations and public authorities until 17 February... Read more


HAS ALLIANOI’S LAST HOUR STRUCK? PLACIDO DOMINGO MAKES URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE ANCIENT CITY

HAS ALLIANOI’S LAST HOUR STRUCK? PLACIDO DOMINGO MAKES URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE ANCIENT CITY

05-01-2011

In a strong and personal letter to the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, Plácido Domingo - world renowned tenor and conductor who is President of Europa Nostra, the pan-European Federation of Heritage Organisations - urges Prime Minister... Read more


Will wind turbines be the view from Mont Saint Michel?

Will wind turbines be the view from Mont Saint Michel?

17-12-2010

Concerning the industrial wind turbines at Argouges (Manche), the tribunals have found in favour of the developers. The Council of State lawyers considered that there was no case for appealing to the Supreme Court. There was no response from the... Read more


Gazprom tower will not loom over historic St Petersburg

Gazprom tower will not loom over historic St Petersburg

17-12-2010

St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko announced on 9 December that plans have been definitely cancelled to build the glass-and-steel Gazprom Tower on the edges of the historic centre of this World Heritage City.   Four years ago, the... Read more


Rosia Montana: heritage in peril public hearing in Brussels

Rosia Montana: heritage in peril public hearing in Brussels

17-12-2010

On 30 November, Europa Nostra together with our Member organisation Pro Patrimonio (the National Trust of Romania) and the Romanian MEP Darciana Sarbu, organised a public hearing in Brussels regarding Rosia Montana in Transylvania, Romania. The... Read more


Fountain restoration in L'Aquila brings hope to the city

Fountain restoration in L'Aquila brings hope to the city

16-12-2010

On 16 December 2010, Europa Nostra Italian Member organisation Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) unveiled the restoration of the 99 Cannelle, a symbolic fountain for the citizens of L'Aquila, located as it is in the central square of this historic... Read more


Is Allianoi a lost cause ?

Is Allianoi a lost cause ?

16-12-2010

The preparatory work, begun on 10 April 2010, are complete, fulfilling the technical requirements for the planned flooding of Allianoi, an outstanding Roman Bath complex and town situated near Bergama in western Turkey. The inundation of... Read more


Bruges conference brings a declaration on European cultural heritage

Bruges conference brings a declaration on European cultural heritage

15-12-2010

On 9 December, a large delegation of Europa Nostra representatives took part to the Conference “Cultural heritage: a resource for Europe. The benefits of interaction”, organised by the Belgian Presidency of the EU in Bruges.   The Conference... Read more


Workplan for Culture 2011-2014

Workplan for Culture 2011-2014

14-12-2010

The European Union’s Council of Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Ministers adopted the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014 during their meeting on 18-19 November in Brussels.   This Plan sets up 6 priority areas. Priority D focuses on... Read more


European Capitals of Culture Consultation

European Capitals of Culture Consultation

14-12-2010

On 27 October 2010, the European Commission launched an online consultation on the future of the European Capitals of Culture (ECoC).   The consultation is open to individual citizens, public and private bodies, local/regional authorities,... Read more


Future EU Culture Programme and Culture in Motion Conference

Future EU Culture Programme and Culture in Motion Conference

14-12-2010

Europa Nostra replied to the online consultation on a future EU Culture Programme, which will replace the current one from 2014 onwards, stressing the importance of considering the benefits and vulnerabilities of cultural heritage in other... Read more


European Heritage Awards selection process under way

European Heritage Awards selection process under way

13-12-2010

The selection process of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra awards 2011 has started. This year, a total of 138 dossiers were received at the Europa Nostra International Secretariat in The Hague. Last year,... Read more


Europa Nostra adds its voice to the international protest against huge advertisements covering Venice

Europa Nostra adds its voice to the international protest against huge advertisements covering Venice

25-11-2010

Europa Nostra, the voice of cultural heritage in Europe, expresses its support to the Appeal launched by Venice in Peril Fund and signed by distinguished cultural figures such as Sir Norman Foster and directors of major European and world museums... Read more


New European Forum for historic places of worship created

New European Forum for historic places of worship created

23-11-2010

In mid November representatives of twenty-four countries signed up to a new Forum as the culmination of a two day summit in Canterbury, UK. A Romanian village church with beautiful wall-paintings in immediate threat of collapse, a baroque... Read more


Public hearing: Rosia Montana in Peril

Public hearing: Rosia Montana in Peril

16-11-2010

EUROPA NOSTRA, PRO PATRIMONIO and Daciana Sârbu MEP invite you to a public hearing on ROSIA MONTANA in PERIL Tuesday, 30 November 2010 (10.00 – 17.00, including a hosted lunch) at the Hotel Sheraton, Place Rogier 3, Brussels... Read more


Art Nouveau Villa to be demolished to make way for tramway sewers!

Art Nouveau Villa to be demolished to make way for tramway sewers!

21-10-2010

Europa Nostra has received an urgent appeal to help save the Grüneberg Villa in Szczecin (Poland), currently slated for demolition to make way for a new Fast Tramway Line to be constructed in that city. The fate of the Grüneberg Villa will be... Read more


Successful Fund-Raising at the Résidence de France in The Hague

Successful Fund-Raising at the Résidence de France in The Hague

14-10-2010

Business and individual supporters of Europa Nostra’s mission and our work for the benefit of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage, enjoyed an evening of delicious French cuisine and wines, music and an overall festive ambiance in the heritage... Read more


EU Belgian Presidency

EU Belgian Presidency

05-10-2010

The Culture Programme of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union includes many meetings and conferences that Europa Nostra attended and will attend. Creativity, Culture and Innovation: looking for new links This... Read more


Bringing Europe's cultural heritage online

Bringing Europe's cultural heritage online

29-09-2010

On 28 October 2010 in Brussels, the Reflection Group (Comité des Sages) on Bringing Europe's cultural heritage online which has been set up by the European Commission will report on recommendations on how best to speed up the digitisation and... Read more


A 3 year cooperation agreement with Lapponia

A 3 year cooperation agreement with Lapponia

27-09-2010

Europa Nostra and Lapponia Jewerly have started a 3 year cooperation agreeement. The Finnish company will donate 5% of the sales of its Pretty Earth necklace to Europa Nostra and its cause.   Danish sculptor and jewelry designer Poul Havgaard... Read more


Allianoi about to be sacrificed!

Allianoi about to be sacrificed!

20-09-2010

Turkish NGO “Allianoi Initiative” led by Professor Ahmet Yaraş, have witnessed the “burying” of Allianoi: only the tops of Allianoi’s excavated walls and columns can be seen poking through as the site is being buried under sand! Workers employed... Read more


Future EU Culture Programme consultation

Future EU Culture Programme consultation

17-09-2010

On 15 September 2010, following the adoption of the “Europe 2020” Strategy in June 2010, the European Commission launched an online consultation on a future EU Culture programme, which will replace the current one from 2014 onwards. This... Read more


Individual Members Questionnaire

15-09-2010

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French NGOs and European Heritage Forum in Istanbul

French NGOs and European Heritage Forum in Istanbul

10-09-2010

On 1-2 October 2010, the Council of Europe and the European Union, in cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, held the 3rd European Heritage Forum, closing the 2010 edition of the European Heritage Days, in Istanbul -... Read more


Public pressure may stop High Voltage lines along Hardanger Fjord

Public pressure may stop High Voltage lines along Hardanger Fjord

06-09-2010

Beautiful Hardanger Fjord and 3 spectacular side fjords on its northern side are under threat! The pristine nature and the exceptional cultural landscape of the fjords of Western Norway are outstanding in a European and International context... Read more


Placido Domingo: “The historic heart of  L'Aquila must be saved”

Placido Domingo: “The historic heart of L'Aquila must be saved”

02-09-2010

On the eve of the live opera-event “Rigoletto in Mantova” that will be broadcasted live to an estimated billion viewers in 138 countries around the globe, the renowned opera singer Plácido Domingo, as President of Europa Nostra, launched an... Read more


An interview with Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra

An interview with Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra

02-09-2010

Our mission is not only about stones, it is also and mostly about people! This interview was made on 26 August 2010 in Mantova by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra   The Clock Tower of Mantova strikes... Read more


Video Interviews with European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou and MEP Doris Pack

Video Interviews with European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou and MEP Doris Pack

30-08-2010

The European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou, and Member of the European Parliament Doris Pack tell in video interviews of the importance, impact and relevance of saving and promoting Europe’s... Read more


Europa Nostra welcomes two new European sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List

Europa Nostra welcomes two new European sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List

02-08-2010

Europa Nostra congratulates the two new European sites that were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Last August, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee elected the canal zone of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the old city of Albi in France to... Read more


Handover of Europa Nostra's Presidency at Teatro Real in Madrid

Handover of Europa Nostra's Presidency at Teatro Real in Madrid

23-07-2010

Europa Nostra’s former President, HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, is delighted with the recent election of Plácido Domingo as the new President of Europa Nostra. For Doña Pilar, Plácido Domingo is the ideal President for the new era of... Read more


Demolition of the Bon Sauveur Cloister in Caen

Demolition of the Bon Sauveur Cloister in Caen

19-07-2010

The last victim of the battle against uncontrolled development is the Bon Sauveur Cloister in Caen, a Normandy town in France. The mayor of Caen has not hesitated to sacrifice the last vestiges of history for the profit of real estate... Read more


Joint Statement on

Joint Statement on "Europe's living landscapes: cultural heritage as a force for rural development

24-06-2010

  Following the Round Table discussion organised by Europa Nostra on 25 March in its Brussels office on the future reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its effect on Europe’s natural and cultural heritage in which 17 experts... Read more


2010 Annual Congress in Istanbul: a success

2010 Annual Congress in Istanbul: a success

24-06-2010

  Looking back on the 2010 Europa Nostra Annual Congress in Istanbul, it was a resounding success. It was an important and major gathering of Europe’s civil society organisations committed to cultural heritage in this special year when... Read more


The Future of Cultural and Creative Industries

The Future of Cultural and Creative Industries

23-06-2010

  On 27 April 2010, the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, has launched an online public consultation open till 30th July 2010 aimed at gathering views on various issues impacting the cultural and creative industries in Europe,... Read more


Europa Nostra endorses the European Manifesto on Multiple Cultural Affiliation

Europa Nostra endorses the European Manifesto on Multiple Cultural Affiliation

23-06-2010

  As part of its Annual Congress in Istanbul, Europa Nostra organised a Forum on “ Multiple Identities, a Common Heritage” , in cooperation with the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul and with the kind support of the Istanbul 2010 Agency.... Read more


Members Login is now available

Members Login is now available

23-06-2010

    The Europa Nostra Member Organisations Directory 2010 is now available on the members only pages of our website. The directory has been arranged according to country and contains contact as well as basic information about the Member... Read more


Heritage in Motion magazine launched

Heritage in Motion magazine launched

23-06-2010

  During the Congress in Istanbul, the revamped version of the Europa Nostra’s European Cultural Heritage Review, called 'Heritage in Motion', was officially launched in the Tophane-i Amire Cultural Centre of the Mimar Sinan University... Read more


Laureates celebrated in Istanbul

Laureates celebrated in Istanbul

11-06-2010

  download press release  a video impression of the Ceremony   CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: SIX GRAND PRIX LAUREATES ANNOUNCED   11 June 2010 – In the unique setting of the 6th century Byzantine church, Aya Irini (Hagia Eirene) in... Read more


Placido Domingo elected new President of Europa Nostra

Placido Domingo elected new President of Europa Nostra

09-06-2010

  Watch Plácido Domingo address as new President   Istanbul, 09 June 2010 - World-renowned tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo has become the new President of Europa Nostra, the pan-European federation that brings together Europe’s... Read more


German Heritage NGO's Climate Appeal

German Heritage NGO's Climate Appeal

31-05-2010

The association of architectural and heritage protection NGOs (see below for the full list) with a total of over one million members is calling for the German federal government to adjust the CO2 Building Rehabilitation Programme to the special... Read more


European and International Heritage Networks get together in Brussels

European and International Heritage Networks get together in Brussels

14-05-2010

  On 15 April, in order the mark the opening of its new liaison office in Brussels, Europa Nostra invited all the European/International networks or organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage to take part in a first... Read more


Direct talks with new European Commissioner, Androulla Vassiliou

Direct talks with new European Commissioner, Androulla Vassiliou

04-05-2010

  Europa Nostra had the opportunity to have a first encounter with Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, the new European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, on 4 May 2010 at the Berlaymont Building in Brussels... Read more


European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra awards 2010 announced

European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra awards 2010 announced

01-04-2010

The European Commission and Europa Nostra announce 29 winners from 15 countries for the 2010 Edition of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.    Download Press Release     This unique Awards programme... Read more


A new partner for Europa Nostra: The Henokiens

A new partner for Europa Nostra: The Henokiens

25-03-2010

On 24 March 2010, the Board of Les Hénokiens, the international Association of Family and Bicentenary Companies, decided to become a new partner of Europa Nostra by supporting this year’s edition of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage... Read more


Europa Nostra steps up its presence in Brussels

Europa Nostra steps up its presence in Brussels

22-03-2010

An important new phase in the relationship between Europa Nostra and the European Union institutions has begun: Europa Nostra opened its office in Brussels on 1 March 2010, adding weight to our lobbying activities and enabling ‘the Voice of... Read more


2010 Cultural Policy Research Award

2010 Cultural Policy Research Award

18-03-2010

Call for Applications now open The European Cultural Foundation, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres have officially launched the call for applications for the 2010 Cultural... Read more


European Heritage Label to be established as an EU initiative

European Heritage Label to be established as an EU initiative

11-03-2010

The European Commission is proposing that the European Heritage Label be established as an EU wide initiative. Androulla Vassiliou, the new European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, announced in her press conference... Read more


Cultural Heritage concerns put on Policy Agenda in Malta

Cultural Heritage concerns put on Policy Agenda in Malta

26-02-2010

Valletta – On 18 February 2010, Executive President Denis de Kergorlay, spoke to a large gathering of influential Maltese policy makers and representatives of heritage organisations on ‘Europe and Heritage’. Focusing on how our roots and... Read more


Protect the Historic Town Centre of L'Aquila

Protect the Historic Town Centre of L'Aquila

19-02-2010

The Council of Europa Nostra unanimously decided during its bi-annual meeting in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 12 February 2010, to endorse the following appeal to the Italian Government for the legal protection of the historic town of L'Aquila,... Read more


Attention called to Russia's endangered heritage at Moscow Seminar

Attention called to Russia's endangered heritage at Moscow Seminar

02-02-2010

Board member Irina Subotić (RS) and Council member Maria Berza (RO) represented Europa Nostra at the International Seminar “Russia – European Union: Signs on the Road Map of Cultural Cooperation” held in Moscow on 8 December 2009 at the Russian... Read more


Jury Meetings for the 2010 Awards

Jury Meetings for the 2010 Awards

01-02-2010

A total of 139 awards dossiers, originating from 26 countries, arrived at the Secretariat to compete in the 2010 edition of the EU/EN Awards scheme. All entries have been registered, acknowledged, and sent to our independent experts for in situ... Read more


Compromise reached on Hotel Lambert in Paris

Compromise reached on Hotel Lambert in Paris

26-01-2010

After discussions between the Paris historique association and delegates from the French Ministry of Culture and the Parisian Mayor’s office, a compromise was reached concerning the renovation of one of Paris’ most complete heritage buildings.... Read more


Rosia Montana in Romania: again under threat

Rosia Montana in Romania: again under threat

18-01-2010

Despite the positive 2007 Court ruling in favour of protecting the unique archaeological remains of the Roman and pre-Roman mine galleries and the entire Carnic massif of Rosa Montana, this important cultural landscape site in N-W Romania is... Read more


EN soon to open office in Brussels

EN soon to open office in Brussels

15-01-2010

An important new phase in the relationship between Europa Nostra and the European Union institutions has begun : Europa Nostra has signed a memorandum of understanding with its member organisation ELO (European Landowners' Organisation), paving... Read more


Monument protection stakeholders in Germany meet to create a stronger lobby

Monument protection stakeholders in Germany meet to create a stronger lobby

24-11-2009

"Heritage organisations in Germany need to improve their cooperation“, stated Alexander Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Vice-President of Europa Nostra and President of Europa Nostra Deutschland, during the colloquium "Monuments Protection Lobby... Read more


SE European Ministers of Culture meeting in Ljubljana

SE European Ministers of Culture meeting in Ljubljana

19-11-2009

The Ljubljana (Slovenia) conference of the Ministers of Culture from South-East Europe took place on 6-7 November 2009. There were calls for cooperation and an increased involvement with civil society in the heritage sector, and it ended with the... Read more


“Niederrhein Charta” adopted in the German Lower Rhine region

“Niederrhein Charta” adopted in the German Lower Rhine region

16-11-2009

The “Niederrhein Charta”, a sort of regional version of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) for the Niederrhein area (the German lowlands on either side of the river Rhine between Cologne and the Dutch border) was presented in Xanten (DE) on... Read more


French Minister of Culture visits our stand at Salon du Patrimoine

French Minister of Culture visits our stand at Salon du Patrimoine

10-11-2009

Paris, 4-8 November 2009 Europa Nostra’s was present at the Parisian Salon International du Patrimoine culturel 2009 with a stand strategically placed among its members, the leading French heritage organisations, near the entrance of the... Read more


Europa Nostra signs protocol with Istanbul 2010 ECoC Agency

Europa Nostra signs protocol with Istanbul 2010 ECoC Agency

03-11-2009

In 2010, Istanbul will be European Capital of Culture (ECoC), and from 8-13 June, Europa Nostra will hold its Annual Congress in the city. On 27 October 2009, a protocol of support for the project “Europa Nostra – Istanbu 2010” was signed by the... Read more


Local Awards Ceremonies hosted across Europe

Local Awards Ceremonies hosted across Europe

03-11-2009

Local Awards Ceremonies hosted in Edinburgh (Scottish winners), Dublin (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage) Brescia (Chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita), Istanbul (Culture Ants), Rome (MACRO Future and Alternative Economy City) (The... Read more


Strategy working group on Cultural Heritage & History

Strategy working group on Cultural Heritage & History

23-10-2009

Europa Nostra took part to the first meeting of the Strategy Working Group on Cultural Heritage & History organised by the DG Enlargement of the European Commission on Wednesday 21 October 2009.   The Working Group is part of the “Instrument... Read more


Europa Nostra and Patrimoine suisse/Schweizer Heimatschutz seek stronger cooperation

Europa Nostra and Patrimoine suisse/Schweizer Heimatschutz seek stronger cooperation

16-10-2009

At the end of June, Europa Nostra's Secretary General, Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, visited Switzerland, on the occasion of this year's General Assembly of Patrimoine Suisse/Schweizer Heitmatschutz, the leading Swiss heritage NGO.   She made... Read more


Last stand for Allianoi in Turkey

Last stand for Allianoi in Turkey

16-10-2009

Decision imminent on threatened archaeological site.   Two important but contradictory developments this week signal a turning point in the struggle for Allianoi. An Historic Turkish Appeal Court Ruling received earlier this week confirms... Read more


EN Industrial and Engineering Heritage working group (IEHWG) meet

EN Industrial and Engineering Heritage working group (IEHWG) meet

16-10-2009

Brussels/The Hague, 15 October 2009   IEHWG's second meeting was held in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany on 31 August and 1 September 2009, at the occasion of the Congress of The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage... Read more


All Greek laureates in one exhibition

All Greek laureates in one exhibition

16-10-2009

Executive President Denis de Kergorlay, en route for Rhodes, stayed in Athens for two days (7-8 October) and opened the travelling exhibition of all Europa Nostra awards given to Greek entries from the scheme's initiation in 1978 under the... Read more


City of Prague builds ring-road Blanka Tunnel under its historic city walls

City of Prague builds ring-road Blanka Tunnel under its historic city walls

13-10-2009

Europa Nostra calls for protection of the historic city fabric.   Europa Nostra helped local activists make sure that their concerns about work underway to construct the Blanka Tunnel complex, a ring-road highway under the historic walls of... Read more


Success for Heritage: extension to Stockholm's city library stopped

Success for Heritage: extension to Stockholm's city library stopped

13-10-2009

Europa Nostra contributed to its Swedish members’ campaign by writing a letter urging Sten Nordin, Mayor of the City of Stockholm, to save Stockholm's City Library - a European monument of Modern Movement architecture by Gunnar Asplund Swedish... Read more


Scientific Council meets in Rhodes

Scientific Council meets in Rhodes

13-10-2009

The 45th Europa Nostra Scientific Council Conference took place in the fortified medieval city of Rhodes (GR) from 9–14 October 2009. The theme of the conference was Management of the Monumental Environment and its Landmarks. Executive... Read more


A Guide to Colourful Europe launched by Europa Nostra and AkzoNobel

A Guide to Colourful Europe launched by Europa Nostra and AkzoNobel

22-09-2009

 Follow us on Facebook   CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENING EUROPE’S COLOURFUL HERITAGE Europa Nostra and AkzoNobel Launch Guide to Highlight Importance of Heritage Protection   The Hague – 25 September 2009 – In order to raise awareness about the... Read more


Europa Nostra and INTO sign a Memorandum of Understanding promoting their future cooperation

Europa Nostra and INTO sign a Memorandum of Understanding promoting their future cooperation

15-09-2009

Dublin, 15 September 2009   Denis de Kergorlay, Executive President of Europa Nostra, and Simon Molesworth, Chairman of the International National Trusts Organisation, today signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.... Read more


SALON INTERNATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE CULTUREL

SALON INTERNATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE CULTUREL

04-09-2009

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris Thursday, 5 November - Sunday, 8 November 2009   Just like previous years, Europa Nostra will be present at the 2009 Salon du Patrimoine. Europa Nostra will set up an information stand and organize a round table... Read more


EN opens trading day at Euronext

EN opens trading day at Euronext

01-09-2009

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović opens the trading day at Amsterdam’s Euronext Stock Exchange Europa Nostra’s Secretary General called for widespread protection of Europe’s heritage on Tuesday 1 September when sounding the Gong at the Euronext... Read more


SAFEGUARDING EUROPE’S HISTORIC SMALL TOWNS AND VILLAGES AND THEIR SURROUNDING LANDSCAPES

SAFEGUARDING EUROPE’S HISTORIC SMALL TOWNS AND VILLAGES AND THEIR SURROUNDING LANDSCAPES

07-07-2009

Europa Nostra’s Taormina Forum, “Saving Europe’s Small HistoricTowns and Villages and their Surrounding Landscapes”, addressed local and European concerns for the towns, villages and rural landscapes threatened by depopulation and neglect, ill... Read more


2009 EUROPEAN UNION YEAR OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

2009 EUROPEAN UNION YEAR OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

07-07-2009

In 2009, EU Year of Creativity and Innovation, Europa Nostra is casting itself - and by extension the cultural heritage sector as a whole - as being concerned with current issues, with matters which affect each and everyone of our lives, and with... Read more


Why Cultural Heritage Matters for Europe - Policy paper adopted

Why Cultural Heritage Matters for Europe - Policy paper adopted

29-06-2009

Europa Nostra has adopted this important Policy Paper, prepared by the European Policy Working Group, urging the European Union to take into full consideration the Cultural Heritage component when implementing the Culture Programme which runs... Read more


2010 Awards-Call for Entries available

2010 Awards-Call for Entries available

22-06-2009

The Hague June 2009 - Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. Through our European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, we celebrate excellence and dedication by... Read more


Breathtaking setting for European Heritage Awards Ceremony, 5 June 2009

Breathtaking setting for European Heritage Awards Ceremony, 5 June 2009

18-06-2009

Taormina’s Teatro Antico frames display of Europe’s top Cultural Heritage   Highlight of the Annual Congress was the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, held in Taormina’sTeatro Antico with a smoking Mount Etna providing a dramatic... Read more


Denis de Kergorlay elected new executive president

Denis de Kergorlay elected new executive president

18-06-2009

New Board and Council structure brings renewal to Europa Nostra     Europa Nostra elected a new Executive President, Denis de Kergorlay, a new Executive Vice-President, John Sell, and a new Board which will replace the Management Committee of... Read more


Greater efficiency and effectiveness in Cultural Heritage actions

Greater efficiency and effectiveness in Cultural Heritage actions

18-06-2009

Europa Nostra adopts new Statute and Operating Rules   High on the Agenda of the Europa Nostra Council and General Assembly was the adoption of the new Europa Nostra Statute and Operating Rules. The Statute was voted into effect during the... Read more


Europa Nostra ushers in a new era

Europa Nostra ushers in a new era

18-06-2009

Annual Congress in Taormina, Sicily, 2-7 June 2009 Europa Nostra held its 2009 Annual Congress in the Sicilian District of Taormina Etna, providing spectacular settings for its meetings and events. Europa Nostra highly appreciates the... Read more


Annual Report 2008 Available Now

Annual Report 2008 Available Now

03-06-2009

Annual Report 2008


Laureates 2009 Photos

Laureates 2009 Photos

03-06-2009

Complete list of award recipients Category 1 - Conservation:    · Gozzoburg Medieval building, AUSTRIA · Grotenfelt Family Burial Chapel's wall paintings, FINLAND · Kesälahti Church Bell Tower, FINLAND · Dokumentationsstätte... Read more


Grand Prize Winners Announced

Grand Prize Winners Announced

27-05-2009

Grand Prize Winners Press Release


The Awards Magazine is here

The Awards Magazine is here

26-05-2009

The 2009 Awards Magazine with all the Prize winners and the Grand Prize winners


European Heritage Awards 2009 Press Release

European Heritage Awards 2009 Press Release

25-05-2009

Europe’s cultural hotspots awarded – awakening the European cultural scene   14 MAY – THE HAGUE – The 7th Annual European Heritage Awards Ceremony will take place in the Teatro Antico of Taormina, Sicily on the 5 June 2009. This unique awards... Read more


Scientific Bulletin Available for ordering

Scientific Bulletin Available for ordering

19-05-2009

Scientific Bulletin #62 is available for ordering Europa Nostra’s Scientific Council has published its latest Scientific Bulletin entitled “The Bastioned Fortresses in the Age of Vauban”. The Scientific Bulletin is a compilation of papers... Read more


Europa Nostra meetings and events in January 2009

Europa Nostra meetings and events in January 2009

19-03-2009


20 - 24 January 2009 was a week full of Europa Nostra meetings and events attended by Europa Nostra’s President, HRH The Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón.   On the evening of 20 January, Europa Nostra held a most successful Fundraising Dinner,... Read more


Can 35.000 signatures save Allianoi?

Can 35.000 signatures save Allianoi?

19-03-2009

Can 35.000 Signatures stop destruction? For years archaeologists and heritage organizations like Europa Nostra have fought a losing battle against the Turkish government to save the ancient site of Allianoi, a Roman spa of undisputed beauty,... Read more


Declaration on the Modern Movement

Declaration on the Modern Movement

19-01-2009

Stockholm Declaration on Architecture of the Modern Movement as an Integral Part of Europe's Cultural Heritage Stockholm, 7 June 2007 - Participants in the Europa Nostra Forum "Add Modernism!", organised in cooperation with DOCOMOMO... Read more


Success in Paris

Success in Paris

16-01-2009

Success in Paris The 2008 Salon international du Patrimoine, the International Heritage Show in Paris, was a tremendous success with visitors and organizations from across Europe. Especially the themes of this year, Heritage and Sponsorship... Read more


Concert for Europa Nostra

Concert for Europa Nostra

16-01-2009

The Voice of Cultural Heritage will be potentially sounds a little louder thanks through a special concert in The Hague on the 21 of January, organized by the Embassy of Spain and the “Vrienden van het Lange Voorhout” (“Friends of the Lange... Read more


EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

09-10-2008

The six best European cultural heritage projects   Brussels/The Hague, 8 May 2008   The six winners of the 2008 "European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards" are outstanding projects in the CzechRepublic, Greece, the... Read more


Say NO to a tramline through the heart of Florence!

Say NO to a tramline through the heart of Florence!

12-08-2008

The Hague, 11 February 2008 - Europa Nostra has come together with its founding member organisation Italia Nostra to express their firm opposition to the construction of a tram line through the very heart of the historic centre of Florence, a... Read more