Specialist juries made up of independent experts assess the nominated projects and select the winners in the four categories.
Outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses of cultural heritage.
Outstanding research projects which lead to tangible effects in the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe.
3. Dedicated service by individuals or organisations
Open to individuals or organisations whose contributions over a long period of time demonstrate excellence in the protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe
4. Education, training and awareness-raising
Outstanding initiatives related to education, training and awareness-raising in the field of tangible and/or intangible cultural heritage, to promote and/or to contribute to the sustainable development of the environment.
Entries may be submitted from the countries that take part in the Creative Europe programme. You can still apply for a Europa Nostra Award if your country is not on the list of eligible countries.
Countries eligible for the European Heritage Awards:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, FYROM, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Ukraine.
Countries eligible for the Europa Nostra Awards only:
Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Holy See, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Russian Federation, San Marino, Switzerland and Turkey.