NEMO attended the European Heritage Label Award as guest expert

Upon invitation by the European Commission, NEMO contributed to a session organised in connection to the European Heritage Label Award Ceremony in Brussels, Belgium, from 13-14 June 2022.

On 14 June, NEMO Secretary General Julia Pagel shared NEMO’s knowledge and insights about participatory governance and ways to broaden the scope of EU heritage policies at a focus day on strengthening the visibility and the impact of the European Heritage Label at European, national and local level.

The previous day, on the 13th of June, the sites labelled with of the European Heritage Label in 2021 were awarded by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Learn more abou the European Heritage Label Award below and online.

The European Heritage Label

The European Heritage Label sites are milestones in the creation of today’s Europe. Spanning from the dawn of civilisation to the Europe we see today, these sites celebrate and symbolise European ideals, values, history and integration. Since 2013, 60 sites have been selected for their symbolic value, the role they have played in the European history and activities they offer that bring the European Union and its citizens closer together. Due to the 2019 outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Award Ceremony will announce and celebrate the selected sites of two successive selection years, 2019 and 2021, which awarded respectively ten and twelve new sites.