All over Europe, our shared cultural heritage is faced with increasing threats: natural and human-made disasters, climate-change impacts, conflicts, neglect, unsuitable development or lack of
All over Europe, our shared cultural heritage is faced with increasing threats: natural and human-made disasters, climate-change impacts, conflicts, neglect, unsuitable development or lack of funds. If you know of important heritage in Europe that is endangered, nominate it for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2024 and join us in our efforts to save our heritage! Both tangible and intangible heritage are eligible for the programme, regardless of whether it is publicly or privately owned.
Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to Europe’s and the world’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The 2024 edition of the 7 Most Endangered Programme especially invites nominations of heritage endangered by current or projected climate change hazards, including compounding and cascading risks. Nominations of heritage endangered by both slow onset events (sea level rise, changing seasonality) and rapid onset events (wildfires, extreme flooding) are welcomed..
Furthermore, in acknowledgment of the significant crises prevailing on our continent, including conflicts, post-conflict environments, and natural disasters, we strongly encourage applications from individuals and organisations who live in these affected areas.
The 7 Most Endangered Programme is run by Europa Nostra in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute. It also has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union as part of Europa Nostra’s network project “European Cultural Heritage Agora”.
Who can nominate?
- Europa Nostra’s Country Representations, Member and Associate Organisations (see the full list)
- Public and private bodies active in the heritage field located in countries where Europa Nostra is not yet represented
- Member organisations of the European Heritage Alliance
- Partners of the European Heritage Hub
- Individual members of Europa Nostra
For more information: Call for Nominations
For online submissions: www.7mostendangered.eu
Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2023 (extended deadline)
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