UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes 2019

UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes 2019

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Nominations are open for the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes 2019. The Prize was created in 1995 to reward outstanding examples of action to safeguard and enhance the world’s cultural landscapes, a category of World Heritage.

The Prize, generously supported by the Greek Government, bears the name of Melina Mercouri, former Minister of Culture of Greece and a strong advocate of integrated conservation. The prize has been awarded six times between 1995 and 2011. The next Prize will be awarded in Autumn 2019, in connection with the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference.

Prize

  • The US $30,000 Prize is awarded every two years to one laureate.

Eligibility

  • Open to Individuals, site managers, institutions, other entities, communities or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have made a significant contribution to the safeguarding, management and enhancement of the world’s major cultural landscapes;
  • Nominations may be submitted by
    • Governmental agencies from UNESCO Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions for UNESCO;
    • NGOs that have official partnerships with UNESCO; and
    • International, regional and national professional, academic and non-governmental organizations active in the field of cultural landscapes.

Application

Submit a nomination form online in English or French, by 30 April 2019 (midnight Paris time)

For more information, visit UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize.

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