Applications Invited for 2020 European Heritage Awards

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage was launched in 2002 by the European Commission as part of the implementation of the Culture Programme. Europa Nostra, the Pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, was selected to run the award on the basis of its long experience in publicly recognising, at a European level, individual or joint excellence in the field of Cultural Heritage.

The awards are granted annually in four categories; Conservation; Research; Dedicated service by individuals or organisations; Education, training and awareness. Up to 30 entries throughout Europe will receive a certificate as well as a bronze wall plaque to be put up at the awarded building or heritage site. Up to four of these will also be awarded a Grand Prize, which includes a monetary award of €10,000.

Entries may be submitted from all countries that take part in the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Entries may be submitted for projects/studies or dedicated service to heritage conservation by anyone closely connected to the entry, as long as permission has been gained from the owner of the building or site/author of the study.

For the 2020/21 versions of the prize, two ILUCIDARE Special Prizes per year will be awarded: one for cultural heritage-led innovation and one for cultural heritage-led diplomacy. Applications for the Heritage Awards will be automatically evaluated for the ILUCIDARE Special Prizes unless the entrant clearly mentions in the dedicated section of the entry form that the project is not eligible. The winners of the ILUCIDARE Special Prizes will be awarded at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony. Winners will receive:

An ILUCIDARE trophy.

A certificate.

An invitation to actively participate in one of the ILUCIDARE high-level events with covered costs (travel and accommodation), where they will have the opportunity to present their projects and network with the ILUCIDARE community.

Tailored mentoring provided by the Partners of the ILUCIDARE Consortium to ensure the visibility of the awarded projects in the long-term and facilitate the upscaling of the selected achievements.

Entry forms and guidelines for applicants are available for download from the Europa Nostra website.

This is an annual award. The 2020 Awards deadline is 1 October 2019.

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