European Heritage Label Ceremony 2016
- Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
- Brussels, Belgium
On 13 April 2016, the nine new European Heritage Label sites were recognised at a ceremony in Brussels, Belgium.
The European Heritage Label goes to cultural heritage sites important to the history of the EU as a whole. European Heritage Label sites are also recognised for highlighting this European context, ensuring access for the public and organising awareness-raising activities.
The new sites join the 20 ones already on the list. Out of 18 candidates, 9 sites were picked, coming from 9 different countries:
- The Neanderthal Prehistoric site and Krapina Museum, Croatia
- The Olomouc Premyslid Castle and Archdiocesan Museum, Czech Republic
- The Sagres Promontory, Portugal
- The Imperial Palace, Austria
- The Historic Ensemble of the University of Tartu, Estonia
- The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary
- Mundaneum, Belgium
- WWI Eastern Front Cemetery N°123, Poland
- The European District of Strasbourg, France
The event was held at Solvay Library, 137 Rue Belliard, in Parc Léopold in Brussels.
Tibor Navracsics , the European Commissioner responsible for culture, was in attendence along with politicians from across Europe, heritage experts and stakeholders.
A full recording of the ceremony is available to watch.
A selection of photos from the ceremony and the winners have been published.