Winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017 announced

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The European Commission and Europa Nostra have announced today the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.

The prize is considered to be Europe’s highest honour in the cultural heritage field. The 29 winners from 18 countries were selected out of 202 applications from 39 countries, nominated by organisations and individuals.

The projects chosen this year are outreaching examples of creativity, innovation, sustainable development and social participation in the heritage field throughout Europe in four categories. Click on the categories below to see the winners (listed alphabetically by country):


The awards will be jointly presented to the winners by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Plácido Domingo, the world-renowned opera singer and President of Europa Nostra, on 15 May at St. Michael’s Church in Turku, Finland.

During the ceremony, seven of the winners will be named as Grand Prix laureates, receiving €10,000 each, and one will receive the Public Choice Award, chosen by online poll. The online poll is conducted by Europa Nostra, between 5 April and 3 May 2017 and citizens from around the world can vote.