Member States pre-select 21 sites for European Heritage Label
The European Commission received 21 proposals from 15 Member States participating in the European Heritage Label action, 2021.
This year, 15 Member States taking part in the European Heritage Label programme have pre-selected 21 sites for the award.
History and culture of Europe
The goal of the European Heritage Label is to raise awareness of European shared history and to highlight education opportunities. The award strengthens people’s sense of belonging to the European Union’s values and identification with Europe’s cultural heritage.
Sites which have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe are eligible for the European Heritage Label award.
An independent panel of experts will evaluate the pre-selected sites in order to narrow it down to one site per Member State. The European Commission will formally nominate the selected sites to receive the European Heritage Label in 2022, following the evaluation.
List of pre-selected sites
Member States have pre-selected the following sites for the 2021 Selection:
Grand Commandery Alden Biesen, Belgium
Museum Center "Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes": the Unknown European Ancestors, Bulgaria
Fulda and Petersberg – Centers of the Carolingian Education Reform, Germany
The Oderbruch | A landscape made by people, Germany
Archaeological Site of Nemea, Greece
Almadén Mining Park, Spain
Seminaarinmäki Campus – Equality of Education, Finland
The Wellspring of Multilingualism - Baška Tablet (Bašćanska ploča) and the Complex of the Church of St Lucy, Croatia
Vučedol Culture Museum and Vučedol Archaeological Site – source of European civilization, Croatia
Mariapocs National Shrine, Hungary
Land of Water, Land in Water. The Po River Delta and Venice, Italy
Echternach Saint Willibrord Heritage, Luxembourg
The Historical Centre of Turaida, Latvia
The Address of the Polish Bishops to the German Bishops, November 18, 1965, Poland
Lech Hill with Gniezno Cathedral, Poland
Lines of Torres Vedras, Portugal
ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization, Romania
The Palace of the European Commission of the Danube, Romania
Medieval wall painting in Gemer and Malohont Regions,