21 March 2014 12:59

NICOSIA -- The Home for Cooperation (H4C) has won the Europa Nostra 2014 award under the category of ‘conservation’ along with 12 other award winners.
The 2014 winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards were unveiled on Thursday by the European Commission and Europa Nostra.
According to a H4C announcement, this was the only winning project from Cyprus. In total, 27 laureates, selected from 160 nominated projects across 30 countries, are honored for achievements in four areas: conservation, research, dedicated service, education, training and awareness-raising.
The Η4C, located within the buffer zone in Nicosia, is the output of a project implemented, between 2009 – 2011 by the non-governmental, inter-communal organisation, Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR).
“The Europa Nostra award does not only reward a collective effort but also a collective vision of a shared future for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots based on the values of cooperation, solidarity and mutual trust and respect,» said Kyriakos Pachoulides, AHDR Board President.
Following the announcement of the Europa Nostra Awards, an award ceremony will take place on May 5  at the Burgtheater in Vienna, under the patronage of the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer. The awards will be jointly presented by European Commissioner for Education Androulla Vassiliou and opera singer and Europa Nostra President Plácido Domingo, the announcement concludes.


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