The 7 Most Endangered programme identifies the most threatened monuments, sites and landscapes in Europe and mobilises public and private partners at all levels to find a viable future for these heritage gems of our common European cultural heritage.

The “7 Most Endangered” programme was launched in 2013 by Europa Nostra with the European Investment Bank Institute as a founding partner and the Council of Europe Development Bank as a partner. It is supported by the “Creative Europe” programme of the European Union, in the framework of the Europa Nostra networking programme “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values” (2017-2020).

Every two years, a new list of 7 endangered heritage sites in Europe is published.

Multidisciplinary teams of heritage and financial experts undertake rescue missions to the selected sites and help formulate a feasible action plan for each of them.

Entries can be submitted by Europa Nostra’s Country Representations, Member and Associate Organisations as well as by public and private bodies active in the heritage field located in countries where Europa Nostra is not yet represented.

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