Image: Europa Nostra via Flickr
Image: Europa Nostra via Flickr

These are the winners of the 2021 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

During the European Cultural Heritage Summit 2021 in Venice, the winners of the 2021 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards were announced.

The four Grand Prix laureates are:

  1. The Wooden Church of Urși Village, Vâlcea County (Romania), a beautiful 18th century wooden church that was exemplary restored using traditional materials and techniques in a collaborative way, allowing for the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst international participants;
  2. FIBRANET – FIBRes in ANcient European Textiles (Denmark / Greece), an innovative research project that provides new knowledge about the degradation of ancient fibres, informing both archaeological practice and providing crucial knowledge for Europeans as we look for solutions for dealing with the waste produced by the fashion and textile industries;
  3. The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (Cyprus), established in 2008 by the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders under the auspices of the United Nations, who has successfully restored over 70 monuments, using cultural heritage as a powerful tool for reconciliation and peaceful cooperation;
  4. The Invention of a Guilty Party, Trento (Italy), an exemplary exhibition that shows the relevance of a historical case of anti-Semitism to contemporary conversations around discrimination and intolerance in today’s Europe, stimulating critical reflection on the power of propaganda and fake news.

The Grand Prix laureates will receive €10,000 each.

The Wooden Church of Urși Village, Vâlcea County (Romania) is not only the winner of a Grand Prix, but also of the Public Choice Award.

Read Europa Nostra´s press release here.

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