Prizes and praises for European cultural heritage

Jun 30, 2022

European Heritage Awards 2022

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have announced the 2022 winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, funded by the EU Creative Europe programme. A total of 30 outstanding heritage achievements from 18 European countries have been awarded in five categories. These categories are in line with the latest developments and priorities related to heritage policy and practice in Europe:

  • Conservation and adaptive reuse
  • Research
  • Education, training and skills
  • Citizen’s engagement and awareness-raising
  • Heritage champions

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards were launched by the European Commission in 2002 and have been run by Europa Nostra ever since. For 20 years, the Awards have highlighted and disseminated heritage excellence and best practices, encouraged the cross-border exchange of knowledge and connected heritage stakeholders in wider networks. The Awards have brought major benefits to the winners, such as greater (inter)national exposure, follow-on funding and increased visitor numbers. In addition, the Awards have fostered greater care for our shared heritage among Europe’s citizens. The Awards have therefore been a key tool to promote the multiple values of cultural and natural heritage for Europe’s society, economy and environment.

Find the complete list of winners here.

European Heritage Label Awards 2022

In June 2022, the European Commission awarded the European Heritage Label to 12 sites that have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe and the building of the European Union. The European Heritage Label aspires to develop and enrich people’s comprehension and awareness of the European cultural heritage, and to create an inclusive, diverse environment for young people to exchange cultural elements and discussions.

The European Heritage Label plays a significant role in establishing intercultural dialogues and a sense of a bigger community across the European Union. Simultaneously, the action focuses on amplifying local cultural tourism, sustainable economic benefits and community building across Europe. The labels are awarded every two years.

Find the complete list of awarded sites here.

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