Some Facts & Figures
The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards were launched by the European Commission in 2002 and have been run in partnership with Europa Nostra ever since. The Awards are supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
In the past 20 years, organisations and individuals from 39 countries have submitted a total of 3,516 applications for the Awards. Concerning the number of entries by country, Spain is first in the ranking, with 592 projects, followed by Italy, with 367 entries, and the United Kingdom, with 318 applications.
Since 2002, independent expert juries, with the help of expert assessors, have selected 588 award-winning projects from 34 countries. In line with the number of entries, Spain tops the list with 80 awards received. The United Kingdom is in second place (65 awards) and Italy comes third (56 awards).
A total of 130 Grand Prix of €10,000 have been presented to outstanding heritage initiatives, selected from among the award-winning projects.
All the winners receive a certificate as well as a bronze wall plaque to be put up at the awarded building or heritage site.
The Grand Prix laureates also receive €10,000 each.
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