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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.

Cultural Heritage Crime – the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine conference

On 18–19, May 2023 representatives of Europa Nostra and Krakow Heritage Hub participated in a high-profile international conference, “Cultural Heritage Crime: In Wartime and Beyond”. The conference was organised by The EU Advisory Mission Ukraine in Lviv.

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World Vyshyvanka Day – May 18, 2023

World Vyshyvanka Day is an international holiday dedicated to preserving the iconic Ukrainian embroidered shirt (known as “vyshyvanka”) as a symbol of the material and spiritual heritage of the Ukrainian people. Every year on the third Thursday in May, Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine from more than 100 countries wear vyshyvanka in celebration of this heritage. The World Vyshyvanka Day received European Heritage Award | Europa Nostra Award 2022 what expanded its impact in Europe.

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Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow: welcome to our office hours!

We are pleased to inform you that we are starting enduring office hours from today. We cordially invite you every Thursday from 10.00-14.00 to the headquarters of the Society of Friends of Kraków History and Heritage [Towarzystwo Miłośników Historii i Zabytków Krakowa] – a historic tenement house kamienica Krauzowska – at ul. Św. Jana 12 in the heart of Krakow, 1st floor, Representative Room.

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The European Heritage Hub launched

On May 9-11, 2023 the first meeting of the partners of the large international project European Heritage Hub is taking place in Brussels. The project is implemented by a consortium of European organisations and institutions dealing with cultural policies, cultural heritage management, advocacy for culture and heritage, digitisation, education and promotion of heritage. Within this project Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow will carry out a pilot mapping of the non-governmental sector of cultural heritage in Central and Eastern Europe.

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inHerit. Heritage in Transformation: Call for fellows

The new Käte Hamburger Kolleg Centre for Advanced Study inHerit. Heritage in Transformation, based at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, invites applications for fellowships to begin in 2024.

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International Congress of Belarusian Studies – „Historical and Cultural Heritage” panel: call for papers

The Organising Committee of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies is pleased to announce the Call for papers for the 11th Congress, which in 2023 will take place in Gdańsk, on September 22–24. The Congress will address 14 research areas, including all major social and humanistic disciplines. One of the thematic panels will be devoted to historical and cultural heritage.

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Jewish Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe Photography Competition: call for entries

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries Project organise a photography competition for university students studying at university or college in Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. Winners will receive up to €1.000 in camera/video equipment and have their work shown in prestigious venues and online.

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Research grants at the Historical Archives of the EU: the call is open

The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) and the European University Institute (EUI) offer grants to post-graduate scholars from Central and Eastern Europe interested in European integration to conduct research at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU). Successful applicants will receive a research grant of 5.000 € to cover all research expenses. The grant programme application deadline is 30 April 2023. Candidates may apply through the HAEU’s online application form.

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Memento Park in Budapest on the list of the 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe for 2023

Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute announced this year’s list of the 7 Most Endangered monuments and heritage sites in Europe. 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of this innovative programme. The Memento Park in Budapest is among The 7 Most Endangered sites for 2023.

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International Forum on Historical Centres: „Heritage Connects People and Places” – 22 April, Timișoara

The Forum is organised by the Romanian Order of Architects, Europa Nostra and Asociația Prin Banat in cooperation with the Timișoara Municipality, the Timiș County Council. The sessions will be dedicated to a Masterclass on Diversity and Inclusion in the cultural heritage field and to contemporary issues facing built heritage in historic town centres. The Forum is part of the official programme of the European Capital of Culture Timișoara 2023.

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Live Announcement of the 2023 List of 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe

The 7 Most Endangered programme is Europa Nostra’s flagship programme. It mobilises public and private partners on a local, national and European level to find a viable future for threatened monuments and sites in Europe. It offers more visibility, generates additional attention and media coverage.

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Europa Nostra will create a European Heritage Hub

Europa Nostra and a group of relevant partners, including the Europeana Foundation, Eurocities, ICLEI, KU Leuven and Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, have been selected for EU funding for the implementation of a pilot project establishing a European Heritage Hub.

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