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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.

Krakow Heritage – new website

The year 2023 marks the 45th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of Krakow on the UNESCO World Heritage List. To mark the occasion, the City of Krakow has launched the Krakow Heritage website, which comprehensively presents the city’s heritage phenomena and introduces the forms of its protection.

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7 Most Endangered Programme 2024 – Nominations Open

If you know of important heritage in Europe that is endangered, nominate it for the 2024 edition of the 7 Most Endangered programme. Submit a nomination by 15 September 2023.

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The Call for Entries for the European Heritage Awards | Europa Nostra Awards 2024

Cultural heritage experts, professionals, practitioners, volunteers, public and private institutions, organizations, and local communities now have a new chance to win Europe’s most prestigious awards in the field!

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Supporting the resilience of Ukrainian children through enhancing awareness of their living heritage

On June 29, 2023, UNESCO Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit organised a debate devoted to the presentation of the results of the project “Supporting the resilience of Ukrainian school children through enhancing awareness of their living heritage”.

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The creator of the success of the Gold Mine awarded by Europa Nostra

Elżbieta Szumska, the owner of the Gold Mine in Złoty Stok (Poland), received a commemorative plaque accompanying the European Heritage Award | Europa Nostra Award for 2022 in the category of Masters of Heritage.

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Vote for the Public Choice Award at the European Heritage Awards | Europa Nostra Awards 2023!

Voting is now open for the Public Choice Award at the European Heritage Awards | Europa Nostra Awards 2023, the EU prize for cultural heritage funded by the Creative Europe programme! This year, 6 projects from Central and Eastern Europe were awarded in three categories.

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Kraków Heritage Hub in European Commission expert group on safeguarding Ukrainian heritage

Europa Nostra Heritage Hub for Central and Eastern Europe in Krakow was among the experts and organizations invited to participate in the work of the European Commission expert sub-group on safeguarding cultural heritage in Ukraine. Kraków Heritage Hub is represented by Professor Jacek Purchla, vice-president of Europa Nostra.

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European Heritage | Europa Nostra Awards 2023 from Central and Eastern Europe

On June 13, 2023, European Commission and Europa Nostra announced this year’s winners of the European Heritage Awards | Europa Nostra Awards. Among 30 heritage achievements from 21 countries there are 6 winning projects from Central and Eastern Europe.

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Conservation of the Wit Stwosz Altarpiece awarded the European Heritage | Europa Nostra Award 2023

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have announced today the winners of the European Heritage Awards | Europa Nostra Awards 2023. This year, 30 outstanding heritage achievements from 21 countries have been awarded Europe’s top honour in the field. Among this year’s winners was the Wit Stwosz Altarpiece in St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow.

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State-sponsored heritage tourism: the case of Hungary – lecture

Department of History and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (EUI) invite to a lecture by Virág Molnár (New School for Social Research, New York) titled „From home to the homeland: Heritage tourism without borders. State-sponsored heritage tourism: the case of Hungary”, which will take place on June 9, 2023.

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“Teaching and learning with living heritage in Ukraine” – UNESCO pilot project

UNESCO’s latest pilot project “Teaching and Learning with Living Heritage in Ukraine” seeks to enhance awareness of living heritage among Ukrainian school children by developing a resource kit for school teachers on how to integrate living heritage in school-based education in Ukraine. It demonstrates the role culture can play in recovery and reinforcement of cultural diversity in emergency contexts.

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The Nicosia Convention: a criminal justice response to offences relating to cultural property – Riga, 2023

The Council of Europe, in the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Culture of Latvia, is organising an International Conference “The Nicosia Convention: a criminal justice response to offenses relating to cultural property”, which will take place in Riga, Latvia, on 15–16 June 2023.

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