Europa Nostra

Objectives and Mission: 

To protect and enhance the European architectural and natural heritage.
To maintain high standards of architecture and of town and country planning.
To improve the European environment.
Priority issues: Historical heritage; Europe; architecture; town planning. Since 1991, merger between Europa Nostra and the International Castles Institute (IBI)

General description: 

Main activities:
Celebrating the best of European Cultural Heritage-Each year, it  rewards the best of cultural heritage achievements. Through our European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, it celebrates excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media. 
Compaigning in favour of heritage in danger -Europa Nostra campaigns against the many threats to Europe’s cultural heritage. When monuments or sites are in danger by uncontrolled development, environmental change, neglect or conflict, we raise our voice. Cooperation and solidarity between heritage organisations and activists are vital to ensure that witnesses of our past are here to enjoy today and in the future.
Lobbying -Europa Nostra promotes sustainable development and quality standards in urban and rural planning. 

Country Presence: 
Field of Interest: 
Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Tangible Heritage