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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

European Heritage Awards 2020: Romania’s Ambulance for Monuments wins the Public Choice Award

Romania’s Ambulance for Monuments won the Public Choice Award at the 2020 European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field. The project, launched in 2016 to rescue hundreds of heritage-listed buildings in Romania, received the largest number of votes cast via an online poll with the participation of over 12,000 citizens from all over Europe.

In a special message read during the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, Romanian president Klaus Iohannis warmly congratulated the team that initiated the Ambulance for Monuments project and thanked the public for their votes.

“I warmly congratulate the team that initiated this project. Due to their vision, through the involvement of young people, of the specialists, authorities, and sponsors, many monuments at risk have been saved during the five years since The Ambulance exists, thus testing the viability of a model of social cohesion emerging from cultural values and local identity,” Iohannis said.

“I also warmly salute the public that ranked The Ambulance for Monuments first in their choices. I believe that many European citizens appreciated the Romanian project as a concrete expression of solidarity and an example for the appropriate use of the civic energies developed by culture and cultural heritage,” he added. 

Due to the safety precautions against COVID-19, the European Heritage Awards Ceremony was held entirely online for the very first time. During the online ceremony, representatives from the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the three Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner, selected from among this year’s 21 winning achievements from 15 European countries.

The three winners of the 2020 Grand Prix are: the restoration of the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L’Aquila (Italy), the Tramontana Network III project (France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain), and the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away (Poland/Spain). More details are available here.

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(Photo source: Asociatia ARCHE)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

European Heritage Awards 2020: Romania’s Ambulance for Monuments wins the Public Choice Award

Romania’s Ambulance for Monuments won the Public Choice Award at the 2020 European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field. The project, launched in 2016 to rescue hundreds of heritage-listed buildings in Romania, received the largest number of votes cast via an online poll with the participation of over 12,000 citizens from all over Europe.

In a special message read during the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, Romanian president Klaus Iohannis warmly congratulated the team that initiated the Ambulance for Monuments project and thanked the public for their votes.

“I warmly congratulate the team that initiated this project. Due to their vision, through the involvement of young people, of the specialists, authorities, and sponsors, many monuments at risk have been saved during the five years since The Ambulance exists, thus testing the viability of a model of social cohesion emerging from cultural values and local identity,” Iohannis said.

“I also warmly salute the public that ranked The Ambulance for Monuments first in their choices. I believe that many European citizens appreciated the Romanian project as a concrete expression of solidarity and an example for the appropriate use of the civic energies developed by culture and cultural heritage,” he added. 

Due to the safety precautions against COVID-19, the European Heritage Awards Ceremony was held entirely online for the very first time. During the online ceremony, representatives from the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the three Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner, selected from among this year’s 21 winning achievements from 15 European countries.

The three winners of the 2020 Grand Prix are: the restoration of the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L’Aquila (Italy), the Tramontana Network III project (France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain), and the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away (Poland/Spain). More details are available here.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Asociatia ARCHE)

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