Europa Nostra has developed partnerships with different organisations to promote heritage-related initiatives in Europe.
Costa Carras European Citizens Award for the Safeguard of Endangered Heritage
EUROPA NOSTRA and ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage launched in 2023 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 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. Read more
MERITA – where chamber Music, cultural hERI tage and TAlent meet is an online and offline platform that increases the visibility and circulation of emerging European string quartets by innovating and improving the sustainability of the music industry increasing access and participation in cultural activities promoting European cultural heritage strengthening connections between local and European culture, and between online and offline engagement. Read more
ALIPH – International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas
In January 2022, Europa Nostra and ALIPH – International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their joint efforts for the protection of cultural heritage with a particular focus on conflict and post-conflict zones in Europe and possibly in its neighbourhood. The protection of cultural heritage is vital for fostering mutual understanding, social cohesion and inclusion as well as a sense of belonging to a larger Europe family and much-needed peace-building processes in Europe and beyond. Read more
European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH)
Set up during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, ESACH is an interdisciplinary open network of university students and young professionals working in cultural heritage in Europe. Through their partnership, Europa Nostra and ESACH aim to provide students and emerging professionals with meaningful opportunities to build their network and heritage-related capacities, while contributing to the development of a young European movement for heritage through their talent, drive and creativity. An example is the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors programme launched in January 2021. Read more
European Travel Commission (ETC)
The European Travel Commission (ETC) is a non-profit organisation established in 1948 to promote Europe as a tourist destination. ETC’s members are 32 National Tourist Organisations (NTOs) in Europe. Read more and explore its portal Visit Europe.
Exponatec Cologne is Europe’s leading communications platform of the museum, conservation and restoration segments. Every two years, it organises an international fair to present valuable information, solutions proven in practice, surprising visions and international exchange of experiences. Visit the Exponatec Cologne website.
Helena Vaz da Silva European Award
The Helena Vaz da Silva European Award is presented annually to a European citizen whose career has been distinguished by activities that disseminate, defend and promote Europe’s cultural heritage, in particular through literary or musical works, news items, articles, chronicles, photographs, cartoons, documentary features, films, and radio and/or television programmes. The Award is named after the distinguished Portuguese journalist, cultural activist and politician Helena Vaz da Silva. In partnership with the Centro Nacional de Cultura. Read more and discover all the winners since 2013.
Heritage in Motion Awards
The Heritage in Motion Awards is an annual multimedia competition for the creators of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage, cultural and natural, tangible and intangible. In partnership with the European Museum Academy and Europeana. Submit your project for the Heritage in Motion Awards here.
The Best in Heritage
The Best in Heritage is an annual presentation of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects from around the world. Several winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards are invited to present and discuss their remarkable heritage achievements during the Best in Heritage conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. In partnership with the European Heritage Association and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and with the support of the EU Creative Europe programme. Visit the Best in Heritage website and read the related news.
TheMayor.EU – The European Portal for Cities and Citizens
TheMayor.EU is an online portal, which puts the lens on the innovations, concerns and goals of small-scale Europe. Cities, towns, regions and citizens regularly consult it for fresh ideas and examples of good practices in anything from digitization to keeping local culture, heritage and tourism vibrant. Visit www.themayor.eu and become part of the conversation.
Wiki Loves Monuments
Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international global photo contest for registered monuments and sites. In partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation. Get involved here.
Google Arts & Culture
Europa Nostra creates online exhibitions on the Google Arts & Culture Platform on the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards and the 7 Most Endangered programme. In Partnership with the Google Cultural Institute. Watch them here
ENtopia is a meeting place on the web, a network for communities of small towns, villages, localities and landscape areas, for sharing their efforts towards a healthy and sustainable future. In partnership with Elliniki Etairia.