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7 Most Endangered Programme 2024: Call for nominations is now open
All over Europe, our shared cultural heritage is faced with increasing threats: natural and human-
made disasters, climate-change impacts, conflicts, neglect, unsuitable development or lack of funds.
If you know of important heritage in Europe that is endangered, nominate it for the 7 Most
Endangered programme 2024 and join us in our efforts to save our heritage! Both tangible and
intangible heritage are eligible for the programme, regardless of whether it is publicly or privately
Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to Europe’s and the world’s tangible and intangible
cultural heritage. The 2024 edition of the 7 Most Endangered Programme especially invites
nominations of heritage endangered by current or projected climate change hazards, including
compounding and cascading risks. Nominations of heritage endangered by both slow onset events
(sea level rise, changing seasonality) and rapid onset events (wildfires, extreme flooding) are
Furthermore, in acknowledgment of the significant crises prevailing on our continent, including
conflicts, post-conflict environments, and natural disasters, we strongly encourage applications from
individuals and organisations who live in these affected areas.
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Launched in 2013, the 7 Most Endangered Programme forms part of a civil society campaign to save
Europe's endangered heritage. In most cases, the listing of an endangered site serves as a catalyst
and incentive for the mobilisation of necessary public or private support, including funding. The
listed sites are also eligible for an EIB Heritage Grant of €10,000 per site to assist in implementing an
agreed activity that will contribute to saving the threatened sites. Discover here the 56 threatened
monuments and heritage sites from 31 countries across Europe that have been selected since 2013.
The 7 Most Endangered Programme is run by Europa Nostra – the European Voice of Civil Society
Committed to Cultural and Natural Heritage – in partnership with the European Investment Bank
(EIB) Institute. It also has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union as
part of Europa Nostra’s network project European Cultural Heritage Agora.
Who can nominate?
● Europa Nostra’s Country Representations, Member and Associate Organisations (see the full
● Public and private bodies active in the heritage field located in countries where Europa
Nostra is not yet represented
● Member organisations of the European Heritage Alliance
● Individual members of Europa Nostra
For more information: Call for Nominations
For online submissions: 7mostendangered.eu/nominate
Deadline for nominations: 15 September 2023
It is only with your help that we can save our shared heritage!
Webinar “Why and how to submit a nomination for 7 Most Endangered Programme 2024?”
Europa Nostra will host the webinar “Why and how to submit a nomination for the 7 Most
Endangered Programme 2024?” on 6 September 2023 from 13:00 to 14:00 CEST. The webinar will
outline the background of the 7 Most Endangered Programme and provide practical information and
tips on how to best prepare and submit your nominations. The webinar is free of charge but
registration is compulsory by 5 September.