Europa Nostra Awards

February 1, 2022 is the final date for submissions of projects to the European Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. This is one of the most important distinctions in the field of cultural heritage, awarded for 20 years to the best projects in the field of heritage protection, heritage education, and its promotion. The International Cultural Centre actively supports these activities by engaging in the promotion of the Award and the process of evaluation of submitted applications.

The European Heritage Award/ Europa Nostra honours exceptional projects dedicated to conservation, innovative research, the involvement of specialists and volunteers, as well as the promotion, training and heritage education. It encourages cross-border knowledge exchange and connects heritage stakeholders in larger networks. The winners can count on tangible benefits – greater national and international promotion of their projects, larger audiences, and increased funds.

Over the last 20 years, 3,316 projects from 39 countries were submitted to the competition. Polish projects are also on the list of laureates of the Award, for instance, the exhibition "Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away”, organised on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp, the Blue Lamb Granary in Gdańsk or the educational programme of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Szymon Modrzejewski was honoured for his special work and effort to protect and conserve historic cemeteries in south-eastern Poland. The jury also distinguished the research on cities created around the textile industry in the period 1771–1914 in Europe („Zespoły fabryczno-mieszkalne w europejskim przemyśle włókienniczym" [Factory-residential complexes in the European textile industry] by Bartosz M. Walczak, Łódź 2010).

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Europa Nostra
Europa Nostra is a European federation of cultural heritage NGOs, supported by a vast network of public authorities, private companies, and individuals. This organisation, which connects more than 40 European countries, is the voice of civil society for the protection and promotion of Europe's cultural and natural heritage. Founded in 1963, it is today recognised as the most representative cultural heritage network in Europe. The president of the organisation is Plácido Domingo, a world-famous opera singer.
The aim of Europa Nostra is to protect and preserve endangered monuments, structures and landscapes, in particular through the implementation of the 7 Most Endangered programme. The network distinguishes excellence with its Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. The organisation also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European heritage strategies and policies through a structured dialogue with European institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.

Creative Europe
Creative Europe is the EU's flagship programme supporting the cultural and creative sectors, enabling them to increase their contribution to job creation and economic development. With a budget of € 1.46 billion for 2014-2020 and € 1.64 billion for 2021-2027, the programme supports organisations active in the field of cultural heritage, performing arts, fine arts, interdisciplinary arts, representatives of the publishing and film industries, television, music and video games, as well as tens of thousands of artists and professionals in the cultural and audiovisual sector. Funding allows them to operate across Europe, reaching new audiences and developing the skills required in the digital age.
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