EU awards scheme launched: ‘Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism’.

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an EU initiative which aims to engage more people to discover Europe’s diverse cultural heritage.  The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) and Europa Nostra (pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage) have joined forces to make a contribution to the year and address one of its 10 initiatives: ‘Tourism … [Read more…]


The EU Commission has published a new call for proposals in the framework of the Preparatory action “Tourism and accessibility for all”, financed by the European Parliament. The overall purpose of this call is to” incentivise and reward European destinations which make accessibility as a key priority in their promotional offer”. Specific aims of the European Excellence … [Read more…]

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2012

The EU Sustainable Energy Week, organised by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, took place in Brussels between 18 and 22 June 2012. An estimated 150.000 people across Europe discussed energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, under the slogan “Take our future into your hands”. This year’s main theme has been … [Read more…]

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Awards winners announced

On the evening of the 1st of June, at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, the winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Awards were announced, with the presence of Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, the world-renowned tenor and President of Europa Nostra. This year 28 … [Read more…]

San Sebastián and Wroclaw designated European Capitals of Culture for 2016

On the 10th of May 2012, the European Council adopted a decision officially designating Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain) and Wroclaw (Poland) as European Capitals of Culture for 2016. The European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou congratulated the two winning cities and declared that “this flagship cultural initiative is a unique opportunity to reap enormous cultural, social and economic … [Read more…]