UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes
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Call for nominations now open

Deadline for submission:
30 April 2021

The nomination process takes place online through the UNESCO website. Online nominations in English or French should be sent to UNESCO by 30 April 2021 at the latest (midnight Paris time, UTC+1)

Online nominations (English):https://survey.unesco.org/3/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=586912&newtest=Y&lang=en

Online nominations (French)https://survey.unesco.org/3/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=586912&newtest=Y&lang=fr

Any questions may be addressed to the Secretariat of the Prize at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
e-mail: melinamercouriprize@unesco.org

Overview and Background of the Prize


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

  • 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 US $30,000 Prize is awarded every two years to one laureate.

  • The last Prize was awarded in November 2019, in connection with the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference.

Selection Criteria and Process


  • 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. 


  • Who is eligible?


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


  • How to apply?


  • Submit a nomination form online, in English or French,before 30 April 2021 (midnight Paris time) 

Contact us


Secretariat of the UNESCO-Greece MelinaMercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of CulturalLandscapes

UNESCO World Heritage Centre
7 place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP France
e-mail: melinamercouriprize@unesco.org 


For more information, visit: https://whc.unesco.org/document/186031

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