Europa Nostra Finland


Europa Nostra Finland is the local representative of the Europa Nostra federation for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage, and as such is the voice of Finland’s cultural heritage organisations in Europe. Europa Nostra has members in 40 different countries and collaborates with the European Union as well as with the Council of Europe and Unesco. In addition to running its own award programme, Europa Nostra administers the European Union’s annual awards in the field of cultural heritage.

All Finnish members of Europa Nostra are also members of Europa Nostra Finland (EuNoF).

Public relations, campaigns and awards

Europa Nostra disseminates information on the cultural heritage as well as organising publicity campaigns to promote the safeguarding of this heritage.

The federation’s most conspicuous activity is the annual distribution of the Europa Nostra Awards for outstanding achievements in the field of safeguarding the cultural heritage. In addition to its own awards, Europa Nostra also administers the European Union Prizes for Cultural Heritage. Finnish entries have been very successful, obtaining several awards.

Membership of Europa Nostra is open to individuals as well as cultural heritage organisations.

Europa Nostra also organises top-level study journeys and conferences. Meetings always include visits to places of cultural and historical interest.

Europa Nostra is a non-profit organisation and its activities are financed by membership dues, donations, grants from the European  Commission and other public entities.

The Europa Nostra Finland’s headquarters are in Helsinki in the premises of the Finnish Local Heritage Federation (Suomen Kotiseutuliitto).

The principal event organised each year by Europa Nostra – the European Heritage Congress – was held in 2017 in Turku as a tribute to the centenary of Finnish independence.

See also

Finnish members

Europa Nostra Finland’s Board 2018–2019 (in Finnish)


Speech of Plácido Domingo in the European Heritage Award Ceremony

Dear Mr Mayor, Dear Commissioner Navracsics, Dear Award winners, Dear Friends from all over Europe, What a joy to be with you tonight in this beautiful church. I performed in Turku twice in the past, but it was always in wintertime. So, I remember only Turku in the...

Turku Manifesto 2017: Taking Part in Cultural Heritage Matters

Europa Nostra / European Heritage Congress 11.–15.5.2017, Turku Forum Sharing Heritage – Citizens Participating in Decision Making 13.5.2017 In a changing world, cultural heritage is open to various interpretations. There are, moreover, multiple new means of...

Sharing Heritage – Citizens Participating in Decision Making

13th May 2017, University of Turku, Finland Forum “Sharing Heritage – Citizens Participating in Decision Making” Venue: Main building of the University of Turku 8.30 Coffee and children playing traditional violin from Kaustinen and Turku 9.00–9.05 Welcome by Tapani...

Maritime Heritage Day opens the European Heritage Congress in Finland

Water routes on see, rivers and lakes form the natural basis of historical routes all around Finland. In the country of hundreds of thousands of lakes, the water routes in summer and ice roads in winter have formed the necessary lifeblood for both the internal and...

Europa Nostra’s European Heritage Congress 2017 Program

Europa Nostra’s European Heritage Congress 2017 is held from 11-15 May in Turku, the historic capital of Finland, and the European Capital of Culture in 2011. Our Congress coincides with the celebrations of Finland’s centenary of independence and is organised under...