The award ceremony of the 2013 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will take place on 16 June in Athens.
The award ceremony for the 2013 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards will take place in the evening of 16 June at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, near the Acropolis in Athens. The European Commission supports this Prize through the Culture Programme, whilst Europa Nostra is in charge of organising the selection and the award ceremony.
The event will be co-hosted by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, the world-renowned opera singer and Europa Nostra President. Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece, has given his patronage to the event and is also expected to attend.
On this occasion, the winners will be honoured for their achievements. Of the 30 winning projects, seven will be named as Grand Prix Laureates and one of the winners will receive the Public Choice Award following an on-line poll.
The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards is one of the four prizes supported by the Commission in the field of culture, together with the European Border Breakers Awards for popular music, the EU prize for literature and the EU Prize for contemporary architecture.
Credits of the photo: Ilias Georgouleas, the official photographer of the Congress.