The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards highlight and disseminate best practices, encourage the cross-border exchange of knowledge and connect heritage stakeholders in wider networks. The Awards bring major benefits to the winners, such as greater international exposure, follow-on funding and increased visitor numbers. In addition, the Awards foster a greater care for our shared heritage amongst Europe’s citizens. The Awards are therefore a key tool to promote the multiple values of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage.
In the past 18 years, organisations and individuals from 39 countries have submitted a total of 3,150 applications for the Awards. Concerning the number of entries by country, Spain is first in the ranking, with 542 projects, followed by Italy, with 318 entries, and the United Kingdom, with 308 applications. With regard to the categories, Conservation has had the most submissions (1,794). Next comes Education, Training and Awareness-Raising (601), then Research (395), and, finally, Dedicated Service to Heritage (360).
The deadline for applications for the 2021 awards is 1st October 2020.
If you intend to apply for the 2021 awards, you may be interested in the free webinar 'How to Prepare an Application for the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021.'
During this webinar, Elena Bianchi, Awards Coordinator, and Audrey Hogan, Programme Officer, will give a short presentation on how to successfully prepare an application. The selection procedure will be explained in more detail and tips will be given on how to best present a project and avoid common errors in preparing the application. Participants will have some time to ask questions at the end of the event.
Register here by Tuesday, 1st September for the webinar.