protecting the Danish building and landscape culture
Europa Nostra’s purpose
Europa Nostra aims to help protect Europe’s cultural heritage and landscape values and to promote the awareness and understanding of European cultural heritage as broadly as possible. “A voice for the appreciation of cultural values in Europe” is Europe’s most important task. Europa Nostra will increase the appreciation of the national heritage and at the same time make the European cultural heritage the property of everyone. In a globalized world, cultural heritage is crucial for understanding and respecting Europe’s citizens. It brings us closer together, independent of our cultural, religious or ethnic background and across national and linguistic borders. The cultural heritage builds a bridge between the past, the present and the future.
Europa Nostra Denmark is the local organization that protects Denmark’s building and landscape culture. In 1991 a Danish private organization was founded under the name Dania Nostra. It was later changed to Europa Nostra Denmark. In 1999, the organization was established as a non-commercial fund with a fund.
Europa Nostra Denmark’s purpose is:
– to preserve Denmark’s architectural and landscape cultural heritage
– to work for a high architectural standard in urban and landscape culture
– to promote and enhance the quality of traditional building crafts
– to work for improvement of the environment
Europa Nostra Denmark is working for this development by influencing public opinion. It takes place through awards, seminars and hearings, publications and articles, exhibitions, study tours and scientific publications.