Presentation of the European Prize in the Field of Cultural Heritage

On November 10th, 2020, at 17.00, the winners of the three Grand Prix and the Public Choice Award of this year's European Cultural Heritage Awards - the Europa Nostra Award and the Special ILUCIDARE Award will be announced.

The awards gala, chaired by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Europa Nostra Secretary-General, will be hosted for the first time entirely online, with virtual participation by Maria Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Hermann Parzinger, President Europa Nostra.

On May 7, 2020, the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced this year's winners of the European Prize in the Field of Cultural Heritage - the Europa Nostra Prize, which was received by 21 entities from 15 countries, including two from Poland. The first is the exhibition prepared on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Auschwitz. Not so long ago. Not so far organized in Polish-Spanish co-production by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Musealia company. The second is an international project called Tramontana Network III, in which the Polish Academy Profile Foundation is involved, consisting in documentation, valorization and sharing of the cultural heritage of European mountain areas.

Since then, heritage lovers and all supporters of heritage issues from Europe and around the world have been able to vote online for this year's winners to decide who will be awarded the Public Choice Audience Award.

For the first time, the laureates of the ILUCIDARE Special Prize will be selected in two categories: Innovation and Diplomacy, selected from 6 projects awarded in the spring. One Polish candidate was shortlisted - the Oppenheim House in Wrocław.

To participate in the Ceremony, free prior registration is required. The official gala will be followed by a virtual meeting Meet and congratulate the winners.

European Awards for Cultural Heritage - The Europa Nostra Awards are the greatest recognition for cultural heritage projects in Europe. Awarded since 2002 by Europa Nostra in cooperation with the European Commission, it honors outstanding initiatives in the field of monument conservation, innovative research, active activities in the field of cultural heritage and exceptional initiatives in raising awareness, training and education.

The Special ILUCIDARE Awards are part of the ILUCIDARE project of which the International Cultural Center is a research partner. Identify and promote best practice in heritage-based innovation and international relations. They are supported by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and the EU's Creative Europe program for culture and audiovisual.