VOTE for the Public Choice Award 2021

Discover the winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021 and vote to decide who will win this year’s Public Choice Award!
  • You must vote for 3 projects.
  • Your first vote counts for 3 points, your second vote for 2 and the third vote for 1. The winner of the Public Choice Award will be determined by the total number of votes.
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  • Deadline for voting is 5 September 2021.
  • The Public Choice Award winner will be announced on 23 September 2021 at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony.
Gare Maritime, Brussels, BELGIUM (Conservation)


This former freight station is now a promising urban hub with spaces for work, retail, events & public amenities. During the expert redesign and restoration process, the original fabric has been fully respected and sustainable solutions were used throughout.

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Fredensborg Palace Garden, DENMARK (Conservation)


Ten years of committed restoration brought this unique example of Baroque garden design back to its initial glory. Thanks to interdisciplinary collaboration and thorough research, a simplified redesign of the garden was created.


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Vardzia Rock-Cut Complex, GEORGIA (Conservation)


This interdisciplinary project has ensured the stability of an awe-inspiring example of mixed heritage. In order to mitigate seismic activity, urgent measures were put in place and a complex monitoring system was developed and installed.

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Haus Am Horn, Weimar, GERMANY (Conservation)


This house embodies the innovative ideas of the Bauhaus pioneers and exemplifies the new, experimental type of lifestyle that they proposed in the 1920s. The project restored the original aesthetic of the home with a novel approach that fully respects the original design.

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Plaka Bridge, Epirus, GREECE (Conservation)


This single arch bridge was built in the 19th-century and collapsed during a storm in 2015. With strong public support, the bridge has been fully restored to its former beauty, using as many of the original fragments as possible. The monument again complements its outstanding natural landscape.

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18 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin, IRELAND (Conservation)


This typical Dublin street building has been restored following extensive research. Improving the quality of the urban fabric with a reinforcement of the traditional streetscape, the project functions as a laudable example for the maintenance and renovation of other heritage buildings in the city.

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Wooden Church of Ur?i Village, Vâlcea County, ROMANIA (Conservation)


The local community of this small village worked with many experts and volunteers to recover this beautiful wooden church for generations to come. Interdisciplinarity and international cooperation has secured the church’s future and reinvigorated its remarkable painted decorations.

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Besòs Water Tower, Barcelona, SPAIN (Conservation)


This industrial heritage site has been recovered with full respect for its original fabric. Art installations and a presentation of the building’s links to working-class history enrich the visitor experience of this iconic symbol of industrialised Barcelona.

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Mas de Burot, Els Ports Natural Park, SPAIN (Conservation)


This traditional rural building has been restored using traditional bioconstruction techniques. While the restoration is fully integrated into the development of the surrounding park, the project emphasises the value of traditional architecture in this locality.

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FIBRANET - FIBRes in ANcient European Textiles, DENMARK/GREECE (Research)


This innovative research project promises to be of great use to European textile studies. The freely accessible database provides information on diverse textile fibres, which will stimulate further research and international collaboration.

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Control Shift - European Industrial Heritage Reuse in Review, GREECE/NETHERLANDS (Research)


This elaborate research provides a much-needed alternative framework for the conservation of industrial heritage. The quality and relevance of this research are high and contribute to a better understanding of common issues in preserving Europe's industrial heritage.

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ART-RISK - Artificial Intelligence Applied to Preventive Conservation, SPAIN (Research)


Using Artificial Intelligence methods, this project will help managers of sites and town planners to find new ways to care for heritage, especially when faced with environmental challenges resulting from climate change.

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Gjirokastra Foundation, ALBANIA (Dedicated Service)


The Gjirokastra Foundation has tirelessly worked to conserve the remarkable city of Gjirokastra and supported the revitalisation of the UNESCO World Heritage City’s historic centre through a community centred approach.

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Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, CYPRUS (Dedicated Service)


Since its establishment in 2008, the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage has successfully restored and conserved more than 70 monuments. Their work centres cultural heritage as a powerful tool for peaceful cooperation and for the creation of a climate of reconciliation.

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Rita Bargna, ITALY (Dedicated Service)


For over 70 years, Rita Bargna has passionately promoted the art of traditional lace-making. Rita Bargna has shown her great commitment to sharing her remarkable knowledge of this intangible cultural heritage, passing on her art to the next generation of craftspeople.

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GEFAC - Group of Ethnography and Folklore of the Academy of Coimbra, PORTUGAL (Dedicated Service)


This group collects and documents Portuguese popular culture including traditional music, dances, theatre and customs. They transform these traditions into contemporary cultural expressions and maintain an extensive archive of ethnographic research to safeguard this intangible heritage.

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Following in the Steps of Bulgarian Folklore, BULGARIA (Education, Training and Awareness-Raising)


The Taratanci Foundation have succeeded in engaging new audiences with the intangible cultural heritage of Bulgaria, and show the extraordinary links between Bulgarian folk dances and natural patterns through workshops, exhibitions and products such as games and self-learning books.

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Heritage Hubs, FINLAND/ITALY/SERBIA/SPAIN (Education, Training and Awareness-Raising)


Through exchange visits and an e-learning platform, Heritage Hubs has brought together young people from several European countries to share their cultural heritage. The project evoked many cultural discoveries by pupils, teachers and local communities.

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The Invention of a Guilty Party, Trento, ITALY (Education, Training and Awareness Raising)


This exemplary exhibition underlines the importance of critical reflection and demonstrates the power of propaganda and fake news, using a historical example of antisemitic propaganda from the 15th-century. The fascinating exhibition shows the importance of combating intolerance.

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Holidays! In the East and West - The School Church, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS (Education, Training and Awareness Raising)


This project is an inspiring example of the imaginative reuse of religious heritage. An exhibition targeted to school children presents holidays and the related traditions of the Christian and Islamic religions to stimulate dialogue, curiosity and a sense of tolerance.

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European Solidarity Centre - Permanent Exhibition, Gdansk, POLAND (Education, Training and Awareness Raising)


This exhibition presents and commemorates the history of Solidarity, the first independent trade union in the Eastern Bloc, and highlights the importance of labour movements and the value of activism for human rights.

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Morón Artisan Lime, Morón de la Frontera, SPAIN


This community has come together to safeguard the tradition of artisan lime production through volunteer activities, awareness-raising and the transmission of skills. The Lime Museum of Morón presents the value of this tradition to students, professionals and tourists.

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Archaeology at Home, UNITED KINGDOM (Education, Training and Awareness-raising)


This archaeology project came about in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative enabled participation in field activities through virtual tours and workshops, a Virtual Field School and an online conference, and greatly increased and diversified their audience in the process.

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Morus Londinium: London’s Heritage through Trees, UNITED KINGDOM (Education, Training and Awareness-raising)


This crowdsourced project included digital engagement to map and preserve London’s mulberry trees and their heritage stories. Morus Londinium presents an innovative way of learning and researching the history of a place and promotes well-being, especially in an urban context.

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