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The forms for the 2023 edition will be available on this page from the beginning of October 2022.

In the meantime you can still download and read the Call for Entries and information about the categories below.

You can also still watch below the webinar on how to prepare a future application to learn more about the process. The presented slides can be accessed here.


1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse

Outstanding projects aiming at the conservation, regeneration and adaptation to new uses of cultural heritage, including cultural landscapes.

a) Must have been completed during the past three years.
b) Must adhere to the most up-to-date principles and standards of heritage conservation. (identification and respect of heritage values, materials, legibility, compatibility and reversibility).
c) Should be accessible to the public.
Buildings or sites that are regularly used by large numbers of people, for instance schools or office premises, are considered accessible. Private buildings or sites that are regularly open to visitors, at least once a year, are also considered accessible.


2) Research

Innovative research projects which lead to tangible effects for the safeguard and enhancement of cultural heritage and/or to improve the access, enjoyment and understanding of heritage assets by communities.

a) Must have been completed during the past three years
b) Should entail one or more of the following types of activity:
● Research study
● Scientific publication on the results of research
● Applied research
● Pilot projects
● New/innovative methodologies, techniques, models or tools that lead to new knowledge about a given cultural heritage site/ asset or with regard to the safeguard and/or the enhancement of cultural heritage.
c) Should be innovative in nature with a clear methodology and scientific approach that are reproducible.
d) Should clearly present qualitative and quantitative results that generated an improvement for heritage sites/assets, as well as for their users and stakeholders in the given context.


3) Education, Training & Skills

Exemplary projects or initiatives related to cultural heritage with the aim of fostering knowledge transfer, capacity-building and/or enhancing traditional or new skills and crafts related to heritage.

a) Must have been completed during the past three years, or should be ongoing and at an advanced stage in order to have led to tangible results (quantitative and qualitative) that have generated an improvement for heritage sites/assets, as well as for their users and stakeholders in the given context.
b) Should be interactive and participatory and lead to the engagement and empowerment of the participants.
c) Should reach beyond the standard educational or academic framework.


4) Citizens Engagement & Awareness-Raising

Outstanding heritage-led projects which foster social cohesion, inclusion, multicultural dialogue and understanding, nurture a sense of place and belonging, celebrate diversity and multiple identities as well as stimulate citizens’ engagement, ownership and civic responsibility.

a) Must have been completed during the past three years, or should be ongoing and at an advanced stage in order to have led to tangible results (quantitative and qualitative) that have generated an improvement for heritage sites/assets, as well as for their users and stakeholders in the given context.
b) Should be interactive and participatory and lead to the engagement and empowerment of the participants.


5) Heritage Champions

Influential and inspiring individuals or organisations whose exemplary action demonstrates an exceptional level of dedication, impact and civic engagement for the safeguard and enhancement of cultural heritage.

1. Candidates must be nominated by another individual or organisation.
2. The nominee(s) can be an individual, organisation or group of people.
3. The achievement in question may be remunerated or non-remunerated/voluntary.
4. The nominee(s) must demonstrate a high degree of commitment, coupled with excellence in the protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe.
5. The achievement must have far exceeded normal expectations from heritage professionals or volunteers in a given context.
6. The results achieved by the nominees must have generated an improvement for heritage sites/assets, or for their users and stakeholders in a given context.


Important

  • To prepare your application, we recommend you to carefully read the Call for Entries document, which outlines the criteria for selection and the selection process, and the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ section) of this website.
  • All applications must be submitted in English.
  • We strongly advise entrants to access the form for the category that you want to apply to, download the list of questions and prepare your answers and other submission material.
  • It is not possible to save your answers securely via the form! For this reason, we recommend to back up the text of the answers in a Word or Google Doc for easy access and so that you can cut and paste your answers to all questions in one session.
  • To navigate through the questions on the online forms, use the arrows on the bottom right corner of the form. The forms can be read in full screen mode by clicking the indicated link.
  • For any questions or doubts, please first consult the FAQ section of this website. In case your question is not answered there, you can contact awards@europanostra.org.
  • You can translate this page into any language by clicking the Google Translate link on the bottom left of this page under Follow us.

More information

Elena Bianchi
Programmes Coordinator
awards@europanostra.org
+31 (0) 70 302 40 58