Two Ukrainian projects have won at the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2022, the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced on 30 June.
This year, 30 heritage preservation projects from 18 European countries competed for awards in five categories.
The St. Andrew's Church restoration project in Kyiv was one of the winners in the “Conservation& Adaptive Reuse” category.
“This comprehensive and well documented restoration has returned a monument with significant cultural and spiritual value to the people of Ukraine,” says the project dossier. “The church now functions as a museum and hosts church services, scientific and educational events and chamber music concerts.”
In addition, the list of winners in the “Citizen Engagement and Awareness Raising” category included another Ukrainian project - World Vyshyvanka Day.
“What began as a small student mob is now an annual holiday celebrated internationally that helps preserve the iconic Ukrainian embroidered shirt (vyshyvanka) as an important element of the heritage of the Ukrainian people,” states the project.
The winning projects will be presented with their awards on Sept. 26 in Prague at the European Heritage Awards.