European heritage label for 9 outstanding monuments and sites

Nine monuments and sites were included on the European Heritage Label list by the European Commission on 2 February 2016. The labelled sites, which celebrate and symbolise European history, ideals and integration, are the Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria; the Mundaneum in Mons, Belgium; the Neanderthal Prehistoric site of Krapina, Croatia; Olomouc Premyslid Castle and Archdiocesan Museum, Czech Republic; the Historic Ensemble of the University of Tartu, Estonia; the European District of Strasbourg, France; the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary; World War I Eastern Front Cemetery No. 123 in Łużna – Pustki, Poland; and the Sagres Promontory in Portugal. The presentation ceremony will take place on 13 April 2016 in Brussels.

Grand Prix of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 Credit: Rudolf Klein

Grand Prix of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015
Credit: Rudolf Klein

The Liszt Academy of Music won an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in April 2015 and was declared a Grand Prix laureate at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony held at the iconic Oslo City Hall in June 2015. The architect who led the conservation project of the Liszt Academy, Éva Magyari, received the Grand Prix from the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics and the Executive President of Europa Nostra Denis de Kergorlay.

The exemplary conservation of the Liszt Academy of Music, which returned the Art Nouveau building to its former splendour and outfitted it with 21st century technology, was honoured by Maestro Plácido Domingo during his visit to this European sacred hall of music on 7 February 2016.

The ceremony honouring the 9 labelled sites will take place on 13 April 2016 in Brussels during the European Heritage Label Days. The event will be attended by the participants in the Capacity Building Days, organised by Europa Nostra from 13-15 April in the Belgian capital, in the framework of the Network project ‘Mainstreaming Heritage’.

A total of 29 heritage sites, selected by an independent panel of experts, have received the European Heritage Label since 2013.

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