Twelve endangered heritage sites from 10 European countries have now been shortlisted for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2021 run by Europa Nostra and the EIB Institute and supported by Creative Europe.

They are: Achensee Steam Cog Railway, Tyrol, (Austria), Modern Theatre, Sofia, (Bulgaria), Cemetery Complex of Mirogoj, Zagreb, (Croatia), Church of Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-France (France), Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi (Georgia), Green Space System, Cologne (Germany), Five Southern Aegean Islands (Greece), The Giusti Garden, Verona (Italy), The Ca’ Zenobio Palace, Venice (Italy), Dečani Monastery (Kosovo), * Central Post Office in Skopje (North Macedonia), San Juan de Socueva Chapel and Hermitage, Cantabria, (Spain).

The final list of 7 most endangered heritage sites in Europe will be unveiled in March.

For the 2021 edition, for the first time since the launch of the programme, the selected 7 Most Endangered heritage sites will be eligible for an EIB Heritage Grant of up to €10,000 per site. The EIB Heritage Grant can be allocated to the eligible selected 7 Most Endangered sites to assist in implementing an agreed activity that will contribute to saving the threatened site.

The EIB Institute facilitates the transfer of know-how and experience between different partners and countries in the heritage conservation field. Since 2013, the leading heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the EIB Institute have teamed up to organize the 7 Most Endangered programme.