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The Call for Entries for the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards is now open! The deadline to apply is Monday, 5 December at 23:59 CET.

All entries can be submitted via european-heritage.awardsplatform.com.

Download and read the Call for Entries for detailed information about this year’s edition. By creating an account on european-heritage.awardsplatform.com, you can also download a handy overview of questions for each category of entry.

Below is a recording of a webinar on how to prepare an application:


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 (within the period between September 2019 and September 2022).  For Research projects, we recommend that you wait until such a time as you can present evidence of the results and more long-term impact of the project.
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 (within the period between September 2019 and September 2022), 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 (within the period between September 2019 and September 2022), 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.

a. Candidates must be nominated by another individual or organisation.
b. The nominee(s) can be an individual, organisation or group of people.
c. The achievement in question may be remunerated or non-remunerated/voluntary.
d. The nominee(s) must demonstrate a high degree of commitment, coupled with excellence in the protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe.
e. The achievement must have far exceeded normal expectations from heritage professionals or volunteers in a given context.
f. 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

  • All applications must be submitted using the online application system. To prepare your application, we recommend that you 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 via the dedicated platform european-heritage.awardsplatform.com.
  • Within the online application system, you can download a blank list of questions for your reference which may be useful in preparing your answers and other submission material, however all applications must be submitted via the platform.
  • 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