European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage Ceremony 11 June

  • Thursday, 11 June, 2015
  • Olso, Norway

The prize highlights the best achievements in the care of Europe's precious cultural heritage.

A Public Choice Award, decided by an online poll, and the 7 Grand Prix laureates will also be announced at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live via webstream. These awards will be annouced online at 19:00 (CET).


The winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 will be celebrated during a high-profile event at Oslo City Hall on the evening of 11 June.


The European Heritage Awards Ceremony will be co-hosted by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Fabian Stang, Mayor of Oslo.

The ceremony will be honoured by the presence of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and will also be attended by heritage professionals, volunteers and supporters from all over Europe as well as by high-level representatives from EU institutions, Member States and the host country.

Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft will take part in the event.


Awards will be presented to the 28 winners, coming from 15 of the countries taking part in Creative Europe.

Among this year’s outstanding achievements are two projects from Norway: the Manor House in Eidsvoll, in the Conservation category, and the Outbuilding Project in Røros, in the Education, Training and Awareness-Raising category

During the ceremony, the seven Grand Prix laureates and the winner of the Public Choice Award, chosen from among this year’s winning projects, will be announced in front of an audience of 600 people.

The entire event will be broadcast live via webstream.

All the winners will receive a plaque or trophy. The seven Grand Prix laureates, selected by independent expert juries, will also receive €10,000 each. The winner of the Public Choice Award, chosen in an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra, will receive a certificate.

The award-giving ceremony will be enhanced by performance by young and renowned Norwegian musicians: the soprano Frøy Hovland Holtbakk, the violinist Sonoko Miriam Shimano Welde, the pianist Joachim Kwetzinzky, the Barratt Due’s UT Brass-ensemble and the Trombonet quartet.

The ceremony will be preceded by an artistic performance by the French collective G. Bistaki in the courtyard of Oslo City Hall and followed by a celebratory reception hosted by the City of Oslo.

The acts are presented by Scenekunst Østfold, a Norwegian organisation and a member of the European artistic network IN SITU supported by Creative Europe.

The Excellence Fair, during which the winners will present their achievements, will take place on the morning of 11 June at the Domus Academica of Oslo University.

The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.