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Houses of the Month 2.0.

European Historic Houses startete letztes Jahr ihr virtuelles Projekt „Houses of the Month“.

Aufgrund des Erfolges veranstaltet EHH nun eine Neuauflage: „Houses of the Month 2.0.“ Die Präsentation wird zwischen September und Dezember 2021 erfolgen.

Besitzer von historischen Gebäuden sind herzlich eingeladen, daran teilzunehmen.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.  Details zur Teilnahme sind hier.

ILUCIDARE Special Prizes 2021

Europa Nostra Brussels, 10 June 2021

The ILUCIDARE Consortium including Europa Nostra and the European Commission are delighted to present the shortlisted projects for the 2021 edition of the ILUCIDARE Special Prizes, awarded within the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. These projects are compelling demonstrations of heritage-led innovation and international relations.

The 9 shortlisted projects were undertaken by heritage practitioners from eight countries in Europe and beyond. Although the areas and range of their activities are diverse, they all show how heritage has the potential to create meaningful links across countries and communities and to develop exciting new solutions and spur social change.

The 9 shortlisted projects for the ILUCIDARE Special Prizes 2021 are:

Heritage-led innovation
3D Reconstruction of Maison du Peuple – Horta Museum, Brussels, BELGIUM
This partial 3D reconstruction of the Art Nouveau building makes the building once again accessible and understandable to all.

Basilica of Santa Croce, Lecce, ITALY
An innovative process of restoration treatments and techniques allowed for a minimal intervention on the beautiful carved façade of the basilica.

HAP4MARBLE – Marble Conservation by Hydroxyapatite, ITALY
The HAP4MARBLE project has developed a new treatment for the conservation of marble artworks through hydroxyapatite (HAP), the same mineral which constitutes human teeth and bones.

AP Valletta, MALTA
This research-based architectural and design firm has provided creative solutions for the problems at hand in the historic city of Valletta with an eye for the valorisation of heritage, wellbeing and cultural life.

Heritage-led international relations
Northern Lebanon Project, ITALY/LEBANON
A joint Italian – Lebanese multidisciplinary team has rediscovered and shared 100 archaeological sites in Lebanon.

Friends of Bryggen and the Bryggen Foundation, Bergen, NORWAY
The Friends of Bryggen and the Bryggen Foundation have contributed to reviving Hanseatic inter-European ties and intercultural relations.

Preservation of the Wine Cellars of Negotinska Krajina, SERBIA
This long-term conservation project of vernacular wine cellars is possible thanks to a partnership of organisations in Serbia, Albania and Sweden.

Leather Painting Restoration in the Hall of the Kings of the Alhambra, SPAIN
This unique collection of paintings has been carefully restored thanks to the collaboration of different partners from Spain, France, Italy and Belgium.

EU-LAC Museums – Museums, Community & Sustainability in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, UNITED KINGDOM
This international team of museum professionals, researchers and policy-makers have set up exchanges and improved relations between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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EC Workshop on complementary Funding for CULTURAL HERITAGE: 25-26.01.2021

Wir möchten Sie auf nachstehende Information von Europa Nostra betreffend das „EC Workshop on Complementary Funding for Cultural Heritage“ aufmerksam machen.


The European Commission is organising a workshop on complementary funding for cultural heritage on 25 and 26 January under the Portuguese Presidency of the EU.

In the frame of the Council’twere Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022, this initiative seeks to compile new/complementary sources of funding for cultural heritage and transferable best practices in order to promote its economic sustainability.

Also on behalf of the European Commission, we wish to thank all of you who have contributed to our consultation last year. As you can see in the workshop programme, some of our close partners and members will be presenting their inspiring work during the workshop.

If you are interested to follow the discussions, the workshop will be streamed at these links:

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We shall keep you duly informed about the outcomes of this workshop and any possible follow-up actions.

In the meantime, we remain at your disposal for any further information.

Kind regards,

Ms. Manon Richard

Projects Officer

EUROPA NOSTRA | T: +32 (0) 2486 25 26 | M: +33 (0) 7 85 58 75 27 | |

EHH – Update


EHH – Update


Webinar on Successful EU Funded Projects… and many more to come!

By clicking the button below, you have the possibility to access the folder on GoogleDrive dedicated to the Webinar on Successful EU Funded Projects organised by EHH on the 18th of November. There you will find the recording of the webinar and some attached materials: these are contents of great value and interest for our sector and for this reason we deem it extremely important to share them with you all.

Webinar on Successful EU Funded Projects – Google Drive

We hope to see you all in Brussels soon for our Seminar on the EU and Access to Funds that was scheduled for this autumn but which we had to postpone (hopefully) to next spring. In the meanwhile, EHH intends to continue offering its members support in addressing and learning about all the various issues that owners of historic houses typically face. This is why, also considering the success of our last webinar, we are already planning on organising another webinar in March: stay tuned for more details!


Houses of the Month 2021 – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!
Are you a private owner member of one of EHH Member Associations and you would like to seize a good opportunity to present your house to the public? Email us and take part in our virtual project, HOUSES OF THE MONTH!

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Given the excellent feedback received in the past four months, we decided to continue our ongoing virtual project, Houses of the Month, from January 2021 onwards, keeping on offering our public virtual guided tours of the private houses of our members. Video after video, our idea is to make our YouTube page a real online museum, where one has the possibility to travel from one corner of Europe to another with just one click.
To have a look at how Houses of the Month has been so far and maybe take some inspiration to realise YOUR video, check the dedicated playlist on our YouTube page by clicking the button below: 

Houses of the Month – YouTube

Schloss Tratzberg: Führung jetzt Digital

Schloss Tratzberg hat heuer durch Corona Beschränkungen ca 500.000.- € Umsatz verloren und daher beschlossen, durch  die Führung von Tratzberg online zu stellen. Dies wurde in kürzester Zeit von ca.2 Monaten umgesetzt und das Ergebnis können sie seit gestern auf der Seite von bewundern.

Sie können sich dort mit Benutzer:

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einloggen und es anschauen.

Für diejenigen die etwas Umsatz machen wollen. Die Produktion kostet etwa 8.900.-€

NextGen Membership launch


The EHH Team, together with NextGen Coordinator William Cartwright-Hignett, is glad to announce the new NextGen membership has just been launched. It is now possible for young owners from all over Europe to join the European NextGen group directly. For the first year, the subscription to the group is free. This membership format represents a unique opportunity for young owners to be involved in a European-wide framework, above all for those who come from countries where there are no sections specifically dedicated to the younger generation within the respective National Associations.

NextGen is a work in progress: soon you will be able to visit the new website, which the EHH Team has been working on for a while now. William Cartwright-Hignett is obviously the heart and the soul of the project and, together with the other components of the recently established NextGen Board, he is planning a series of very interesting events and initiatives to be carried out in 2021.

Click the buttons below to contact the NextGen Coordinator directly or to fill in the new membership application form.

Email us for more info!

NextGen Group Membership Application Form

A Cultural Deal for Europe

A Cultural Deal for Europe
A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future

Illustration by Menah

Illustration by Menah

Joint Statement by Europa Nostra, Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

We are pleased to share with you an important follow-up to the “Cultural Deal for Europe” online debate, which took place on 18 November hosted jointly by Europa Nostra, also on behalf of the European Heritage Alliance, Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation. The aim of this successful online event was to discuss the strategic ways of putting culture where it belongs: at the heart of the European project.

On November 18, more than 500 viewers followed the high-profile online discussion with contributions by representatives of EU institutions, Member States, major pan-European cultural and heritage networks as well as civil society. Based on the fruitful and inspiring discussions held on this occasion, the three organising partners have launched today a Joint Statement entitled A Cultural Deal for Europe: A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future.

We are pleased to share with you this Joint Statement, calling EU and national policymakers to commit to an ambitious #CulturalDealEU, an umbrella strategy for reviving and reimagining Europe through culture and cultural heritage.

Our Joint Statement puts forward an overarching and transversal Cultural Deal for Europe, including a series of concrete proposals for realising the potential of culture and heritage as major forces in the EU’s socio-economic recovery and its long-term future.

Our Joint Statement highlights the importance of mainstreaming culture and heritage across all policy fields: from the green transition to Europe’s geopolitical ambition, and from the digital shift to a value-driven Union. It bundles together both short-term and long-term perspectives. It eyes the immediate recovery of our societies with the ambition to build a new paradigm for designing the Future of Europe.

With best regards on behalf of the partners behind this ambitious initiative,

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović,
Secretary General, Europa Nostra

Read the statement

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