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 22 years, organisations and individuals from 46 countries have submitted a total of 3,947 applications for the Awards. Concerning the number of entries by country, Spain is first in the ranking, with 649 projects, followed by Italy, with 422 entries, and the United Kingdom, with 336 applications.

Since 2002, independent expert juries, with the help of expert assessors, have selected 644 award-winning projects from 34 countries. In line with the number of entries, Spain tops the list with 83 awards received. The United Kingdom is in second place (71 awards) and Italy comes third (61 awards).

A total of 135 Grand Prix of €10,000 have been presented to outstanding heritage initiatives, selected from among the award-winning projects.

Top Winners


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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