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Europa Nostra Awards 2008

The Europa Nostra Awards are granted annually to identify and promote best practices in the conservation of tangible cultural heritage, to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and experience throughout Europe, to enhance public awareness and appreciation of European cultural heritage, and to encourage further exemplary initiatives through the Power of Example. This year, outstanding heritage achievements will be awarded in the following categories:

  • conservation,
  • research,
  • dedicated service by individuals or organisations, and
  • education, training and awareness-raising.

The deadline for entries is 15 August for the research category and 15 September 2007 for all other categories. Subject to the confirmation of the continuation of Europa Nostra’s partnership with the European Commission, in addition to the awards, the most outstanding achievements may also be awarded a monetary prize of € 10 000 in each category.

Criteria for the assessment of entries include excellence in the work executed and preliminary research conducted, as well as respect for artistic, cultural and social value, setting, authenticity and integrity. Special attention will be paid to sustainability, interpretation and presentation, educational work, funding and management, and social responsibility. Entries can be on a scale ranging from small to large, local to international, and should display a standard of work considered outstanding in a European context.

More information and entry forms are available online at www.europanostra.org.