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Europa Nostra Award

"Europa Nostra, (Latin for Our Europe) the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, is the representative platform of 250 heritage NGOs active in 45 countries across Europe. It is the voice of this vast movement of European civil society active in the field of heritage towards international bodies concerned, in particular the European Union Institutions, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

Europa Nostra's main goal is to put heritage and its benefits in the mainstream of public consciousness and to make heritage a priority for public policies both at European and national levels. Its specific objectives are to promote, at a European level, high standards of quality in the fields of heritage conservation, architecture, urban and rural planning and to advocate a balanced and sustainable development of urban and rural, built and natural environment.

Europa Nostra supports national and international campaigns for the preservation and rescue of Europe's heritage at risk. It encourages initiatives in favour of the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage by recognising outstanding heritage achievements, in particular through the running of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, in partnership with the European Commission. In early 2006, Europa Nostra was selected as the new Liaison Office for the coordination of the European Heritage Days, a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission." (Wiki). See and

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Connected Sites

  • Acropolis: Propylaea Central Building (2013 Prize for Conservation) Link
  • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: Taut's home (2013 Prize for Conservation) Link
  • Cesky Krumlov: "The conservation of the Southern façade of Horní Hrad (Upper Castle) of the Cesky Krumlov State Castle, Czech Republic" (Prize - 2008 for Conservation).  Link
  • Defence Line of Amsterdam: Fort Kijkuit (2016 price for Conservation)
  • Derwent Valley Mills: 2017 Link
  • Granada: The Fountain of the Lions (2013 Prize for Conservation) Link
  • Göreme NP: Conservation of Sarica Church. (Prize 2006 for Conservation). It isn't immediately clear that this church is within the originally inscribed boundaries but the UNESCO Web site states "The award for Conservation of Architectural Heritage has been given to Sarica Church in Cappadocia (Turkey), part of the Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia World Heritage site." (from ).  Link
  • Island of Patmos: Windmills of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Chora, Patmos (2012 Prize for Conservation) Link
  • Istanbul: Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam in Istanbul (2017)
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island): Neues Museum (Prize 2010 for Conservation). Link
  • Nesvizh: Category Dedicated Service (non-EU member) Link
  • Potsdam: The Belvedere on Pfingstberg Hill, Potsdam (Diploma 2006)
  • Rhodes: Bastion of the Grand Master’s Palace in Rhodes (2017)
  • Sintra: Chalet of the Countess of Edla (2013 Prize for Conservation) Link
  • Tallinn: Tallinn Town-Hall (Medal 2005)
  • Thessalonika: The conservation and restoration of the archaeological site of Galerius' Palace in Thessaloniki (Prize 2008 for Conservation)
  • Valletta: Valletta Waterfront (Medal 2005)
  • Venice and its Lagoon: Church of Santa Marta (Diploma 2005)
  • Westminster: The Palace of Westminster Conservation Plan, by Donald Insall Associates (Medal 2006)
  • Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region: Conservation work of the Greek Catholic Parish Church of the Protection of the Mother of God in Owczary  Link
  • Yuso and Suso Monasteries: (Prize 2011 for Restoration and Education) Link


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