Europa Nostra UK is a UK-based charity that supports Europa Nostra - the pan-European federation of Heritage NGOs (non-Governmental organisations). Europa Nostra is the leading citizens' movement to protect and celebrate Europe's cultural and natural heritage. All donations are gratefully received via Bank Transfer.
Your donation will help to support the following:
YOUNG MEMBERS' PROJECTS
Europa Nostra is free for 18-30 year olds, and is dedicated to engaging young people with cultural heritage across Europe. In the UK, we have offered travel bursaries for our young members to attend events and the Europa Nostra Summit, started a young member initiative to encourage conversations between previous award winners and young members, and continue to foster positive relationships with young people and cultural heritage in the UK and in Europe.
INFLUENCE CULTURAL HERITAGE POLICY IN EUROPE
Europa Nostra acts as a relay between civil society and EU institutions, raising awareness on the value of cultural heritage for Europe, advocating mainstream heritage into EU policies and securing adequate funding, as well as actively contributing to the EU policy debate and policy-making process. For example, Europa Nostra co-produced the now landmark Study Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe which provides compelling evidence of the value of heritage and its positive impact on Europe’s economy, culture, society and the environment.
Your donation will assist in Europa Nostra's role in influencing the UK's cultural heritage policy, thus serving to protect Europe's and the UK's cultural heritage.
EUROPEAN HERITAGE AWARDS / EUROPA NOSTRA AWARDS PROGRAMME IN THE UK
The Awards promote best practices related to heritage conservation, management, research, education and communication. In this way, the Awards scheme contributes to a stronger public recognition of cultural heritage as a strategic resource for Europe’s society and economy. Since 2002, independent expert juries have selected 533 award-winning projects from 34 countries. A total of 123 Grand Prix of €10,000 have been presented to outstanding heritage initiatives. Your donation will help to increase the profile of the awards in the UK, encouraging submissions and celebrating award winners.
PRODUCE USEFUL PUBLICATIONS
Europa Nostra publications cover a range of topics on European cultural heritage, raising awareness among local, national and European authorities and the general public. These include the Learning Kits for heritage civil society organisations, the Heritage is Ours – Citizens Participating in Decision Making and the annual 'Heritage in Action' magazine. Your donation will help the UK to contribute to the production of useful publications.
THE 7 MOST ENDANGERED PROGRAMME IN THE UK
The 7 Most Endangered programme identifies threatened monuments and sites in Europe and mobilises public and private partners - on a local, national and European level - to find a viable future for those sites. Since 2013, 29 threatened monuments and heritage sites from 19 countries across Europe have been selected for the 7 Most Endangered. Your donation will help to increase the profile of the awards in the UK, encouraging submissions and celebrating award winners.
CAMPAIGN FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE UK'S CULTURAL HERITAGE
Europa Nostra UK regularly contribute to campaign efforts to preserve and protect cultural heritage sites in the UK. For example, we submitted a formal response to the planning application to redevelop Waterloo Dock in Liverpool, raising our concerns and actively being a voice for cultural heritage in the UK.