European Cultural Heritage Strategy recommendates Adopt a Monument

Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st century is published. Among the recommendations is Adopt a Monument (S5 – Assess citizen participation practices and procedures). What an honour to be an example for the whole Europe!

Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st century

Osmonpuisto Music Stage Is Adopted

Folk Extreme ry and Kulttuuriosuuskunta Uulu adopted Music Stage, located in Osmonpuisto Park, Tampere. Adopters are professional musicians and dancers, specialised in folk. What a great start for a new year! We are excited to see, what kind of performances Folk Extreme and Uulu will arrange in Osmonpuisto next summer.

Doing Together - Adopt a Monument Seminar 9th–10th September 2016

The seminar marks the success of the ‘Adopt a Monument project’ in the EU Grand Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2016 and is also part of the programme of the European Cultural Heritage Days.

The seminar takes place on Friday, September the 9th, 2016 at 9.30–16 in Finland, Tampere, in the auditorium of Museum center Vapriikki. Following day, Saturday, 10th September, you are welcome to participate in an excursion to see some adopted monuments. The excursion lasts from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

The detailed seminar program (pdf)

The seminar and the excursion are provided free of charge. Please register for the Friday seminar and the Saturday excursion no later than on Thursday, 8 September 2016, by email to pirkanmaan.maakuntamuseo(a) Please include info about any food allergies.
The excursion involves walking in terrain, so please wear a good pair of walking shoes and clothing to fit the weather.



Cast your vote for your favourite heritage project of 2016 and win a trip to Madrid in May!

Don’t forget to vote for the Public Choice Award from among this year’s winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.
We, of course, we would prefer you to vote for the Finnish ‘Adopt a monument’ programm, but there are certainly many good projects that can earn your vote, in fact there are 28 projects from 16 countries to choose from!

You can vote until 8 May 2016. The project with the most votes will receive the Public Choice Award during the European Heritage Awards Ceremony on 24 May 2016 at the Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid in the presence of Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, and European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics.

Vote now and have the chance to win a trip for two to Madrid and be a special guest at the Awards Ceremony! Also, please, spread the word on your website, social media and network of contacts. Lets all vote!

Voting instructions
Go to:
Choose 3 of your favorites from 28 candidates by clicking the ‘Vote’ button
Enter your name, country and e-mail address, then click the ‘Send your vote’ button
Confirm your vote by clicking the ‘Confirm your vote’ button on an e-mail you received
Note that each email address can only be used  for voting once