Commission decides to give the European Heritage Label to nine heritage sites.

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The European Commission decided on 1 March 2018 to add nine sites celebrating and symbolising European ideals, values, history and integration to the European Heritage Label list.

These cities will be celebrated during an award ceremony taking place on the 26 March in Plovdiv, Bulgaria as part of the International conference "Cultural heritage: for a more sustainable Europe".

The 9 sites are:

The European Commission took its decision based on the proposal of the independent selection panel in charge of assessing the applications on the basis of the established criteria.  This brings the number of sites that have received the European Heritage Label over past four years to thirty eight in total. 

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said:

"European Union is built on values such as peace, freedom, tolerance, solidarity. These values must not be taken for granted; we have to work for them every day.All the sites on the European Heritage Label list promote these values and remind us of all those who fought to establish and preserve them. I look forward to celebrating the nine sites that will nurture the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018."

Twenty five heritage sites were preselected in 2017 by the 19 participating Member States. In December 2017 an independent panel proposed to select the nine sites that are added on the list on 1 March 2018.

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