Apply for the Costa Carras European Citizens Award for the Safeguard of Endangered Heritage 2024

EUROPA NOSTRA and ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage are proud to launch the Call for Entries for the second edition of the Costa Carras European Citizens Award for the Safeguard of Endangered Cultural and Natural Heritage. For over 50 years, Costa Carras worked tirelessly in favour of Greece’s and Europe’s heritage to create a more sustainable, inclusive and beautiful world for future generations. The Costa Carras European Citizens Award celebrates the legacy of this iconic champion of Europe’s shared heritage and encourages citizens to engage in defence of the values he stood for.

November 2017, Ceremony for the Ancient City of Karthaia, Greece

Launched in 2023, the Costa Carras European Citizens Award is presented annually to a European citizen, a group of individuals or a civil society organisation based in Europe* for a successful and exemplary campaign to mobilise the public with the view of saving endangered heritage in their country or elsewhere in Europe.  The winner of the Award receives a monetary prize of €10,000 and a certificate.

Applications for the second edition of the Costa Carras European Citizens Award for the Safeguard of Endangered Cultural and Natural Heritage can be submitted by 16 February 2024. This Application Form must be completed and sent via email to sepi@ellinikietairia.gr and/or info@europanostra.org.

The applications will be examined by a Jury composed of independent experts in the fields of culture, heritage and communication from various European countries.

The presentation Ceremony of the Costa Carras European Citizens Award will take place in mid-April 2024, in the framework of the Delphi Economic Forum 2024 in the ancient city of Delphi, Greece.

The Award was launched in 2023 by EUROPA NOSTRA and ELLINIKI ETAIRIA. The founding partners of the Award are the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Delphi Economic Forum and the European Investment Bank Institute.

The Romanian NGO “ARA – Architecture. Restoration. Archeology” was awarded the very first Costa Carras European Citizens Award for the Safeguard of Endangered Cultural and Natural Heritage for its exemplary work mobilising citizens to promote and protect the outstanding heritage of Roșia Montană, located in Transylvania (Romania).

* Attributed to citizens, group of citizens or organisations from one of the Member States of the Council of Europe (47 countries). The Award will not be given posthumously.

 

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