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EU Cultural Heritage Prize Grand Prix and Public Choice Award winners announced

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In a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were celebrated and the winners of the Grand Prix and Public Choice Award were announced for the first time.

The Public Choice Award was chosen by an open online poll and the Grand Prix winners were selected by specialist juries. Grand Prix laureates receive a €10,000 prize.

The European Heritage Awards Ceremony was hosted by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and opened by Fabian Stang, Mayor of Oslo.

The ceremony was honoured by the presence of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft took part.

Grand Prix laureates

7 projects received the Grand Prix for outstanding efforts in the protection of cultural heritage:

Public Choice Award Winner

The Nuragic civilization dominated Sardinia for centuries, from the Bronze Age (1800 BC) to the 2nd century AD. The substantial quantity (25 standing figures and 13 models), dimensions and quality make this one of the most important archaeological collections unearthed in the whole western Mediterranean region. Out of the 5178 stone fragments discovered, 1202 were reassembled into five archers, four warriors, 16 boxers and 13 nuraghe models.

 

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage is run by the European Commission and Europa Nostra.