European Heritage Awards 2023: apply now!

Nov 8, 2022

That time of the year has arrived again, and the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2023 are open for submissions! The deadline to send submissions is closing on 5 December.  

Europe’s most inspiring architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals, volunteers, public and private institutions, and local communities now have a new chance to be recognised for their achievements! 

Europa Nostra, one of the partners in the Cultural Heritage in Action Consortium, is the leader of these awards which: 

  • identify and promote best practices in the conservation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, 
  • stimulate the trans-frontier exchange of knowledge throughout Europe, 
  • increase public awareness and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage 
  • encourage further excellent initiatives through the power of example

In 2023, the Awards will be given in five categories: 

  • Conservation & Adaptive Reuse 
  • Research 
  • Education, Training & Skills 
  • Citizens Engagement & Awareness-raising 
  • Heritage Champions 

Up to 30 remarkable heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of those, up to 5 winners will receive a Grand Prix with a monetary award of €10,000. One winner will also receive the Public Choice Award, with a monetary award of €10,000, following an online vote conducted by Europa Nostra, the European Voice of Civil Society Committed to Cultural Heritage. 


The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards were launched in 2002 by the European Commission and have been run by Europa Nostra ever since. They are supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. 

The Awards have brought major benefits to the winners, such as greater (inter)national exposure, increased visitor numbers and follow-on funding.  


Submit your application and share your success stories across Europe! 

More information and online submissions: 

Get inspired by previous awarded projects that are also featured in our catalogue of good practices! Click on the images below. In addition, Europa Nostra has run a webinar on ‘How to prepare an application for the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2023′

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