Greece: Cultural Heritage Awards

♦ Sustainable Aegean

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The Sustainable Aegean project of the Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage was one of the seven European projects that was awarded a Grand Prize  on June 5 by the European Commission and Europa Nostra – The Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe (education-training and awareness raising category).  This year, a total of 138 applications and nominations from 24 countries were received in the various categories and assessed in situ by independent experts. The best of these were selected by one of four Heritage Awards Juries in a series of recent meetings. 28 were short-listed to receive an Award, and from these, seven were selected to receive a Grand Prize. Its website offers consultation on legal, administrative and technical matters which concern sustainable growth initiatives to be pursued by the local communities in the Aegean. Athens Plus: Greek NGO candidate for European Heritage Award  (June 5, p. 15)  

♦ Nicopolis

Moreover, the extensive ruins of the city of Nicopolis, spread today across a picturesque, rural area in Epirus, northwest Greece, are some of the best preserved in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The archaeological park of the city of Nicopolis won another Europa Nostra award at this year’s competition in the “Conservation” category.  Greek News Agenda: Nikopolis- The City of Victory