Winners of 2012 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

Winners of 2012 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

The winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are announced by the European Commission and Europa Nostra (see list below). The awards will be presented on 1 June during a ceremony at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon in the presence of Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, the world-renowned tenor and President of Europa Nostra.
The event is taking place under the patronage of Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal, who will also be present, and José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the Commission. Of the 28 winning projects from 15 different European countries, six will be named as ‘grand prix’ laureates as 2012’s most outstanding heritage achievements.
The 28 winners were selected from among 226 submitted projects from 31 countries. The awards are split into four categories:conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. Each category has its own specialist jury, composed of independent experts from across Europe. All the winners receive a plaque or trophy. The six ‘grand prix’ winners also receive €10,000 each.
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