European Heritage Label: first sites named

European Heritage Label: first sites named

The first sites to receive the new European Heritage Label (EHL) have been named today by an independent selection panel set up by the European Commission.

The four sites are: [ ]Carnuntum Archaeological Park, a Roman reconstructed city quarter in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria; the medieval [ ]Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Estonia; the 100-year-old [ ]Peace Palace in The Hague, and [ ]Camp Westerbork , a World War II Nazi transit camp at Hooghalen, also in the Netherlands.


The European Heritage Label (EHL) aims to raise awareness of sites which have played a significant role in the history, culture and development of the European Union, as well as to highlight their European dimension through information and educational activities. Furthermore, the EHL objective is to strengthen people’s sense of belonging to the European Union.


The European Commission will formally nominate the sites in January 2014.


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