Σάββατο, 30 Μαρτίου 2013

Europa Nostra Awards 2013




The winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage - also known as Europa Nostra Awards- were announced on March 26 by the European Commission and Europa Nostra.

Greece won a prize for the conservation project of the Propylaea Central Building on the Acropolis, while in the Dedicated Service category; the award went to the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments (ESMA). 






The award ceremony will take place in Athens on June 16 at the Odeon of Herod Atticus.

Hellenic Republic President Karolos Papoulias, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, and the President of Europa Nostra, tenor Plácido Domingo are going to be present in the event.

Winners of six projects -out of a total of 30- will be named grand prix laureates, while one of the winners will receive the public choice award, based on an online poll currently underway by Europa Nostra.In addition, Athens will host the Europa Nostra European Heritage Congress for 2013 from June 13 to 17, marking the 50th anniversary of the networks's continuous work in advancing Europe’s cultural and natural heritage.

The Congress is being organised in cooperation with Elliniki Etairia, which this year celebrates 40 years protecting and supporting Greece's natural environment and cultural heritage. 


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