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European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe's highest honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best restoration projects, the most impressive research, the most dedicated heritage professionals and volunteers, and the finest awareness raising, training and educational programmes. Architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals and volunteers, public and private institutions and local communities: this is your chance to win the top heritage award in Europe!

Projects that display dedication and excellence in the conversation of tangible and intangible heritage, support the exchanges of knowledge and experience throughout Europe, enhance public awareness and appreciation of Europe's cultural heritage, or encourage further initiatives are honored with the awards each year. The prizes are awarded in four categories: conservation, research, dedicated service by individuals or organisations, and education, training and awareness-raising.

In 2017, up to 30 heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of these, seven projects will receive a Grand Prix and 10,000 EUR each, and one project will be granted the Public Choice Award, chosen through an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra. All the winners will be celebrated at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony which will take place in June 2017 in Turku, Finland.

The EU Prize can only be awarded to projects located in countries that are part of the European Commission's Creative Europe programme. The Europa Nostra prize is extended to several other countries as well. Applications for the 2017 awards can be submitted until 1 October 2016.

For a full list of the countries, the complete calls and the application forms for the different categories, please see the Europa Nostra website at www.europanostra.org/apply-for-an-award-2017/