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Europa Nostra Heritage Hub for Central and Eastern Europe in Kraków is a regional centre of Europa Nostra, a pan-European federation of organisations involved in the protection, management, and promotion of cultural and natural heritage in 40 European countries.

As a platform, we strengthen the voice of NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe in shaping European heritage policy.
We facilitate cooperation between civic organisations and heritage institutions in the region.
We increase the visibility of activities supporting heritage in the region.

New podcast in Ukraine Heritage Spotlight series: Creating heritage for the future

One of the most important activities in heritage research is not just looking at the past, but recording the present for future generations of citizens and scholars. This is exactly what Dr Iryna Sklokina is doing from the Center for Urban History in Lviv. One of the centre’s projects is „Un-archiving Post-industry”, which digitally preserves endangered industrial heritage collections in Ukraine’s East.

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“Ode to Joy Challenge” for the Europe Day

The 9th of May is a day of “peace and unity in Europe”. We encourage you to celebrate it by joining the Ode to Joy Challenge  which was initiated by Europa Nostra six years ago and reinterpreting the European anthem.

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New podcast in Ukraine Heritage Spotlight series: Creating a cultural heritage market

The number of cultural heritage sites in Ukraine is huge, yet with local municipalities struggling to finance the upkeep of buildings, monuments and other treasures, new ways of financing have had to be found. That is where Spadshchyna.UA – which means ‘heritage’ in Ukrainian – comes into play. Listen to Hanna Havryliv who runs the NGO Spadshchyna.UA.

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7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites 2024 announced

On April 17, 2024, Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute announced the list of the 7 Most Endangered monuments and heritage sites in Europe for 2024. This programme is one of Europe’s leading civil society campaigns to safeguard endangered heritage.

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Zabrze among 10 innovative local practices for heritage

The European Heritage Hub has selected 10 initiatives aimed at identifying exemplary local good practices in the field of cultural heritage that contribute to the green, digital, and social transformation of our society. Among the selected initiatives is the project of the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, Poland.

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Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: Cancelling Russian Culture

The ongoing war in Ukraine has not only caused physical damage. Russia’s continuing “special military operation” also has a cultural dimension, one which Ukraine is now having to fight against, and not just with heavy weaponry. In this episode of Ukraine Heritage Spotlight, we are in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv to meet renowned historian and public intellectual Professor Yaroslav Hrytsak.

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Digital heritage repository goes online

The European Heritage Hub has launched the Heritage Library: a digital repository of materials on heritage across Europe. The database will be gradually expanded over time.

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New podcast in the Ukraine Heritage Spotlight series: On the ground with WMF

The fifth episode in our Ukraine Heritage Spotlight podcast series sheds light on international assistance brought to Ukraine to protect cultural heritage. We speak to Dr Kateryna Goncharova about current needs and projects undertaken on the ground in Ukraine by the World Monuments Fund.

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New podcast: European Heritage Hub

The European Heritage Hub is one of the largest cultural heritage-driven projects across Europe to support the green, social and digital transformation of our society. The latest podcast talks about the background, assumptions and importance of this project for the whole of Europe.

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Civic Heritage Forum in Toruń

On March 5, 2024, we initiated Citizens’ Heritage Forum on tour. At the invitation of the Marshal’s Office of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, the team of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub presented projects realised by Europa Nostra and carried out a workshop for non-governmental organisations operating in the region.

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3. The Krakow Heritage Forum discussed the intangible heritage of Kraków

On February 28, 2024, the third Kraków Heritage Forum took place – a meeting of Kraków non-governmental heritage organisations. Nineteen people from sixteen organisations and representatives of the Kraków Municipality took part in the meeting. The topic of Kraków’s intangible heritage, initiated during the second Forum, was continued in the workshop formula.

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New podcast in the Ukraine Heritage Spotlight series: On the ground with UNESCO

We launch the fourth podcast in the “Ukraine Heritage Spotlight” series, in which we raise important issues regarding the heritage situation in Ukraine. In this episode, we talk to Professor Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi, who heads the UNESCO Desk in Ukraine.

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