Europa Nostra has a number of active partnerships with different initiatives in which it has a central role. Ranging from a conference on best practices, awards schemes, online exhibitions, a volunteers scheme, the Wikipedia photo contest for monuments, the common theme is communicating on cultural heritage in Europe.


Sikinos in Greece, a selected place for the ENtopia project

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. Get involved here

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

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.

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

Helena Vaz da Silva Award

Fabiola Gianotti at CERN – December 2015 (Image: CERN)

The Helena Vaz da Silva European Award recognises European citizens who have promoted Europe’s heritage and ideals through literary or musical works, news articles, photographs, cartoons, 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 Centro Nacional de Cultura. See jury members and all winners.

Heritage in Motion Awards

The Lost Palace © Historic Royal Palaces – 1920

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.


ILUCIDARE is a three-year project that aims to foster heritage-led innovation and diplomacy by establishing an international network of heritage practitioners. It is funded by the EU programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 and builds on the expertise and networks of eight Consortium partners: KU Leuven, Europa Nostra, KEA European Affairs, International Cultural Centre, World Monuments Fund, Cultural Heritage Without Borders, Universidad de Cuenca and Imec. Read more here.

The Best in Heritage

The Best in Heritage 2016
The Best in Heritage is an annual presentation of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects from around the world. Up to seven winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / 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 support of EU Creative Europe programme. Register here.

Wiki Loves Monuments

Photo: Iris Gonelli (CC BY-SA 4.0) Verrucole Castle, Tuscany. 5th Winner WLM 2017

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international global photo contest for registered monuments and sites. In partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation. Get involved here