7 Most Endangered Programme 2023

All over Europe, cultural heritage is threatened, by neglect, lack of funds, unsuitable development, conflicts or due to a series of other natural, human-related or climate change causes.

Do you happen to know an endangered heritage gem in Europe – such as an historic monument or an ensemble of historic monuments, an archaeological site, a place of worship, an industrial heritage site, a historic park, a museum, a movable or or an intangible heritage asset? Then nominate it for the 7 Most Endangered Programme 2024!

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Launched in 2013 and starting its 7th edition, the 7 Most Endangered Programme is a civil society campaign to save Europe’s endangered heritage. It raises awareness, makes independent expert assessments, proposes recommendations for action and seeks to rally support to save the selected endangered sites. Being on the 7 Most Endangered List often serves as a catalyst for positive change and as an incentive for mobilisation of the necessary public or private support. Moreover, the 7 Most Endangered Programme includes the possibility for the 7 selected sites to be eligible for an EIB Heritage Grant of up to 10.000 euros to start the implementation of actions, studies or assistance measures for the threatened site.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 Institute (EIB Institute). It also has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Who can nominate?

Europa Nostra’s Country Representations, Member and Associate Organisations (see full list)

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

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Join the 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 7 Most Endangered Programme 2024?” on date to be announced. 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 – check back for date.
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