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The deadline for 2016 nominations has now expired. 


PDF Icon To apply you need to fill in the 7 Most Endangered Nomination Form.  

This form should be filled out in English and sent in digital form by e-mail to the attention of Elena Bianchi:

T: +31 (0) 70 302 40 58


Entries may be submitted by:

- a Europa Nostra member or associate organisation or
- a Europa Nostra country representation or
- an established public or private body active in the heritage field - only for those countries where Europa Nostra does not yet have a member/associate organisation or a country representation.


For the full list please check:


After the publication of the Call for Nominations, Europa Nostra member and associate organisations as well as country representations can nominate one candidate for inclusion on “The 7 Most Endangered List”. In those countries where Europa Nostra does not yet have member or associate organisations, nominations can be made by any established public or private body active in the heritage field. An individual that wishes to nominate an endangered heritage site is invited to contact an Europa Nostra member or associate organisation or the Europa Nostra’s country representation in their country.

The project team makes a preliminary selection among the nominations received, excluding non-eligible projects (see 'Eligibility'). They prepare dossiers on eligible endangered sites for the meeting of the Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel is composed of representatives of Europa Nostra (3), the EIB Institute (2), the CEB (1) and independent experts (3). It selects a shortlist of up to 14 nominated sites. The project team presents the shortlisted sites to the Europa Nostra Board which makes a final decision on “The 7 Most Endangered List”. 
The sites included in the list of “7 Most Endangered” will then be visited and assessed by the experts of the European Investment Bank, and possibly also of the Council of Europe Development Bank or of other associated partners, assisted by the Europa Nostra project team and by Europa Nostra member and associate organisations or country representations who have made the nominations of the selected sites. Rescue Action Plans will be presented in the Autumn of each year with proposals for realistic and and viable solutions for saving the endangered sites.

The programme partners will offer to assist with the implementation of the Rescue Action Plans, if so requested by local partners and organisations concerned. Assistance can, for instance, consist of concrete suggestions for alternative and viable (new or renewed) functions for the buildings or sites once restored; technical support to evaluate alternatives; financial advice in respect of European funding possibilities; help in finding suitable public or private partners or contributions to capacity building. The exact nature of assistance would be defined in close cooperation with stakeholders concerned, and in consultation with other partners and supporters. Additional partnerships will be encouraged and established on a site by site basis. 

Nominations can be made for a large variety of endangered heritage, such as: 
·       Historic buildings and their ensembles, with their surrounding townscapes or landscapes.
·       Places of Worship
·       Archaeological sites, with their surrounding landscapes
·       Industrial buildings and areas
·       Parks, gardens and cultural landscapes
·       Heritage sites of historical importance (« Lieux de mémoire »)  
·       Movable heritage
Endangered heritage nominated for the List of 7 Most Endangered has to be located on the territory of one of the Member States of the Council of Europe: