Tomorrow in the Cultural Centre of Pirot a ceremony will be held celebrating the main prize of the European Union in the category of research of cultural heritage and the recognition of Europa Nostra for cultural heritage in 2016 which were awarded to the Research of protection of the village of Gostuša in the Municipality of Pirot of the Niš Institute for preservation of cultural monuments. At the ceremony the speakers will be the Secretary General of Europa Nostra, Ms Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, and the Mayor of Pirot, Mr Vladan Vasić, and also attendance of the ambassador of the EU in Serbia, Mr Michael Devenport is expected.
t is planned that participants of the ceremony pay a visit to the village of Gostuša, where they will have a chance to see an exhibition dedicated to this Balkan Mountains village which will be place in front of the Cultural Centre. It is important to note that the ceremony was preceded by a four day long seminar from the field of preservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage, which assembled around thirty experts from the region. The aim of the seminar is to raise capacity of local cultural institutions and organizations dealing with cultural heritage management and to create efficient systems of protection of cultural and natural assets in Serbia. The research of conservation of the village of Gostuša won the European award for heritage 2016 – GRAND PRIX, the most prestigious European award in the domain of heritage in Europe competing with five projects in the category of research. The prize was given by Maestro Plácido Domingo, the President of Europa Nostra and Tibor Navračić, the European Commissary for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports in May 2016 in Madrid.
More information about the awarded
More information about the research: http://europanostraserbia.org/studija-zastite-sela-gostusa-dobitnik-nagrade/
Europa Nostra: http://www.europanostra.org/who-we-are/
Europa Nostra Serbia: http://europanostraserbia.org/
Facebook event – the awarding ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/events/1126541527425050/