miercuri, 6 septembrie 2023


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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!

Nominate now:


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.