The Selection Panel recommends 4 sites to be awarded the Label in 2013: Park Carnuntum (Austria), Great Guild Hall (Estonia), Camp Westerbork and Peace Palace (the Netherlands).
The 2013 selection was reserved to Austria, Estonia, Denmark, Luxembourg and the Netherlands who did not participate in the previous intergovernmental label and who wished to participate in this new European Heritage Label.
9 sites were pre-selected at national level and submitted by these 5 Member States to the European Commission:
The Selection Panel composed of independent experts in the field assessed the proposals against the criteria for the European Heritage Label (European symbolic value of the site, educational and communication activities for raising awareness of the European significance of the site, reliable work plan). After thorough debates, the panel deemed that the 4 following sites fulfilled the EHL criteria and recommended the European Commission to award them the Label:
The panel elaborated its conclusions in details in its report. Final version of the panel's report [168 KB] . (09/12/2013)
The Commission will award the Label on this basis in the beginning of 2014. An award ceremony will take place by late March-early April in Brussels.