27 September 2011. Twenty-one destinations from across Europe received the 2011 EDEN Award for exemplary regeneration and promotion of their declining physical sites. All destinations have played a key role in reviving their region, bringing new life to run-down cultural, historical and nature sites, and acting as a catalyst for wider local regeneration.
From abandoned mines and disused factories to derelict railways and overgrown farmsteads, these neglected sites once played a key role in European history. Through well-considered sustainable regeneration people can rediscover the past and learn about traditional ways of life.