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2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.

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28 projects won the 2011 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. The awards will be presented on 1 June during a ceremony at the Jer�_nimos Monastery in Lisbon in the presence of Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Pl��cido Domingo, the world-renowned tenor and President of Europa Nostra. The event is taking place under the patronage of An�_bal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal, who will also be present, and Jos̩ Manuel Barroso, President of the Commission. Out of the 28 winning projects, six will be named as 'grand prix' laureates at the ceremony as 2012�۪s most outstanding heritage achievements.

2012 Award Winners (listed alphabetically by country)


Institut de Sociologie Solvay, Brussels, BELGIUM
"Second Temple Cycle'' painted wall panels of Kunstst�_tte Bossard, Jesteburg, GERMANY
The Averof building - School of Architecture, National Technical University, Athens, GREECE
Windmills of the Monastery of St John the Theologian, Chora, Patmos, GREECE
Ancient Citadel at Aghios Andreas, Siphnos, GREECE
The Royal Spanish College, Bologna, ITALY
Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum, Vilnius, LITHUANIA
The Portuguese Synagogue Complex, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
The Six Historical Organs of the Basilica of Mafra, PORTUGAL
Golia Monastery, Ia��i, ROMANIA
Fortifications of Pamplona, SPAIN
Ene.t̩rmica, National Energy Museum, Ponferrada, SPAIN
Number 2 Blast Furnace, Sagunto, SPAIN
Miletos Ilyas Bey Complex, Balat, TURKEY
The Poundstock Gildhouse, Bude, Cornwall, UNITED KINGDOM
Leighton House Museum, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Category 2: RESEARCH

Innovative protocol for the conservation of paintings on canvas, Paris, FRANCE
The Augustus Botanical code of Ara Pacis, Rome, ITALY
Restoration study for the Nolla Palace, Meliana, SPAIN

The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, Athens, GREECE
Paraschiva Kovacs, Satu Mare, Harghita county, ROMANIA
Allianoi Initiative and Dr. Ahmet Yaras, Allianoi, TURKEY
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, London, UNITED KINGDOM

The Seaweed Bank, Laesoe DENMARK
Work and restoration expertise in the rural areas of Joensuu, FINLAND
Teaching manual: The Fortifications of Vauban, Besan̤on, FRANCE
Improve a Heritage Site - Norwegian Heritage Foundation, V̴g̴, NORWAY
Crossing Cultures: Transforming the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM