Nominations Open for UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize!


Deadline: 30 April 2019

Nominations are open for UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes which was created in 1995 to reward outstanding examples of action to safeguard and enhance the world’s cultural landscapes, a category of World Heritage.

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The Prize, generously supported by the Greek Government, bears the name of Melina Mercouri, former Minister of Culture of Greece and a strong advocate of integrated conservation.

The Prize rewards outstanding action to safeguard and enhance the world’s major cultural landscapes, which can contribute significantly to sustainable development and achieve a number of goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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The prizewinner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, will receive a monetary award of 30,000 USD.

Prize Information

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  • The US $30,000 Prize is awarded every two years to one laureate.
  • The prize has been awarded six times between 1995 and 2011.
  • The next Prize will be awarded in Autumn 2019, in connection with the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference.

Who may submit nominations for the Prize?

  • Governmental agencies from UNESCO Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions for UNESCO;
  • NGOs that have official partnerships with UNESCO; and
  • International, regional and national professional, academic and non-governmental organizations active in the field of cultural landscapes.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals, site managers, institutions, other entities, communities or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have made a significant contribution to the safeguarding, management and enhancement of the world’s major cultural landscapes.

How to Apply

Submit a nomination form online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://whc.unesco.org/en/culturallandscapesprize/

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