European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2023


Ceremony Programme Booklet (PDF)


The winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2023, Europe’s top honour in the field, will be celebrated with a high-level event at the iconic Palazzo del Cinema at the Lido in Venice. This year’s European Heritage Awards Ceremony will be held in the presence of Cecilia Bartoli, the world-renowned mezzo-soprano who is the President of Europa Nostra. Margaritis Schinas, European Commission Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, will address the audience live from Brussels.

During the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, organised jointly by Europa Nostra and the European Commission, the five Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner, selected from among this year’s outstanding heritage achievements, will be announced.

For this year’s ceremony, Europa Nostra partnered with ACE – Association des Cinémathèques Européennes and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect) to highlight heritage excellence and best practices in Europe in the domain of cinema culture. The ceremony will feature extracts from significant film restoration projects, such as a compilation of Georges Méliès’ short films (1904-1906) and “The Clowns” (1970) by Federico Fellini, which will be projected during the intermezzos and as a celebratory conclusion to the event. Two of the film excerpts will be accompanied by live music, performed by a violin quartet of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO). The restored films will be presented in the framework of the EU-funded programme, A Season of Classic Films.

The Ceremony is organised in partnership with the City of Venice and takes place at the iconic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido, which has hosted the Venice International Film Festival since 1937.


Venue: Palazzo del Cinema, Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi, 30126 Lido of Venice


For the full programme of the European Cultural Heritage Summit 2023 in Venice marking the 60th Anniversary of Europa Nostra, please visit

European Cultural Heritage Summit

Venice, 27-30 September 2023