Europe’s 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites 2023

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Europa Nostra announced the list of the 7 Most Endangered monuments and heritage sites in Europe for 2023 during an online event, marking the programme’s 10th anniversary.

The  sites for 2023 are:

  1. Kortrijk Railway Station, Kortrijk, BELGIUM
  2. Partisan Memorial Cemetery, Mostar, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  3. Tchakvinji Fortress, Zugdidi, GEORGIA
  4. Sisters’ House Ensemble, former Moravian settlement in Kleinwelka, GERMANY
  5. Memento Park, Budapest, HUNGARY
  6. Cultural Landscape of Sveti Stefan, Paštrovići, MONTENEGRO
  7. Watermills of Bistrica, Petrovac na Mlavi, SERBIA

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The site selection was by the Europa Nostra Board, shortlisted by the  Advisory Panel of the 7 Most Endangered programme, on the basis of heritage value and significance and, of course, the level of danger, with an added value the level of local engagement to protect these sites. Furthermore, sites show the potential for sustainable socio-economic development.

What does being on the list mean?

The 7 sites are eligible for a €10,000 EIB Heritage Grant for agreed activities towards their conservation and safeguarding.

Our Take

7 Most Endangered Programme is a crucial initiative in heritage protection, bringing attention to heritage at risk. The criteria for local engagement and also promoting the socio-economic development opportunities will hopefully create several benchmark programs, that will encourage other communities with heritage at risk to take action.

I want to learn more:

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites 2023 announced 

The Call for Nominations for the 7 Most Endangered Programme 2024 will open in May 2023.

For more information, please visit the 7 Most Endangered website.

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