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'THE 7 MOST ENDANGERED' PROGRAMME
The 7 Most Endangered Programme identifies endangered monuments and sites in in Europe and mobilize public and private partners on a local, national and European level to find a sustainable future for those sites.
‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme was launched in January 2013 by Europa Nostra with the European Investment Bank Institute as founding partner and the Council of Europe Development Bank as associated partner. It was inspired by a successful similar project run by the US National Trust for Historic Preservation. ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ is not a funding programme. Its aim is to serve as a catalyst for action and to promote “the power of example”.
Entries can be submitted by Europa Nostra member or associate organisations, Europa Nostra country representations or an established public or private body active in the heritage field for those countries where the above are not present.
Following submissions an advisory panel composed of heritage experts from across Europe and representatives from the EIB meet and discuss over the applications. The board of Europa Nostra reviews the list which is then publicly announced during the annual congress.
Rescue missions to the sites included in the final list are then organised and the sites are visited. The results and recommendations of the rescue missions are summarised in reports that are available on the website.