In a ceremony in the Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid, on 24 May, the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were presented to 28 winners from 16 countries taking part in the EU’s Creative Europe programme.
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra co-hosted the European Heritage Awards Ceremony and presented the 7 Grand Prix and the Public Choice Award, chosen from among the 28 winning projects of this year.
The ceremony was attended by 1,000 people including heritage professionals, volunteers and supporters from all over Europe as well as by high-level representatives from EU institutions, Spain and across Europe.
Speaking at the ceremony, Tibor Navracsics said:
For 14 years now, with the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, we have been celebrating remarkable achievements in our unique tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The quality and diversity of this year’s projects highlight the dedication and the excellent skills of the winners and their teams.
Once again the winning projects reveal the positive impact that the heritage sector in Europe has on enhancing civic responsibility, social cohesion, sustainable economic growth, regional and local development and also in inspiring creativity and innovation.
I am happy to propose to make 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which indicates the importance of heritage and provides an excellent opportunity to enhance awareness of our cultural heritage and its educational potential. I warmly congratulate all the winners, and especially the Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner
GRAND PRIX LAUREATES
The 7 Grand Prix laureates on Cultural Heritage in Europe , selected by independent expert juries for outstanding efforts in the protection of cultural heritage and entitled to receive €10,000 each, are:
ON CULTURAL HERITAGE
CATEGORY DEDICATED SERVICE
ON CULTURAL HERITAGE
CATEGORY EDUCATION, TRAINING AND AWARENESS-RAISING
PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD WINNER ON CULTURAL HERITAGE
The Public Choice Award on Cultural Heritage goes to “The King’s Little Pathway” which was also granted a Grand Prix. The Public Choice Award winner was chosen by an open online vote conducted via the Europa Nostra website. Over 7,000 people voted for the Public Choice Award.
Photos from the ceremony have been published on Europa Nostra’s Flickr account
As read on the European Commission website.