Award winners present achievements at Excellence Fair

The winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2016 presented their exceptional achievements during the Excellence Fair held on the morning of 24 May 2016 at the College of Architects of Madrid. More than 300 people, including heritage and cultural professionals, academics, volunteers and supporters, attended the event.

The 28 winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2016, coming from 16 countries participating in the EU’s Creative Europe programme, and the winner of the Europa Nostra Award, from a European country not taking part in that programme, presented their projects. With the help of audiovisual material, each winner has unfolded the story of the project, presenting the different stages, highlighting technical details, while revealing stories and difficulties overcome.

Excellence Fair 24 May 2016 at COAM Madrid
The presentations took place in two parallel sessions, which were opened and moderated by representatives of the four Juries of the Awards, namely Fani Mallouchou-Tufano (category Conservation), Işık Aydemir (category Research), Alexander Sayn-Wittgenstein (category Dedicated Service) and Goranka Horjan (category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising).

John Sell, Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra, and Michel Magnier, Director for Culture and Creativity at DG Education and Culture of the European Commission, welcomed the audience.

Following the presentations, a networking lunch with all participants created occasions for further discussions and feedback among the participants in the Excellence Fair.

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