Wooden Romanian Church Among the Winners of the European Heritage Awards
The European Commission and Europa Nostra have announced this week the 2021 winners for the Europa Nostra Awards/ European Heritage Awards, honoring the best practices in the heritage field throughout the continent. The wooden church from Urși, Vâlcea county (Romania), is among the 24 winners of this year. The local community worked with experts and volunteers to restore the wall paintings and the structure of the church, preserving its beauty for future generations.
The winners are now engaged in contest for the Public Award. All European citizens are advised to vote online for their favorite ( https://vote.europanostra.org/ ). The voter has to choose three examples from the winners’ list: the first choice receives the most points and has the best chances to win the Public Award, which will be given in autumn 2021.
The Europa Nostra Awards were launched in 2002 in order to promote the best examples of heritage conservation, research, management and education.