The arising of values

     Europa Nostra, in collaboration
     with the European Committee

     2020, first edition of the
     ILUCIDARE Special Prizes
"Archaeology for a young future" wins
the ILUCIDARE Special Prize 2020 for
excellence in Heritage-led
International Relations

        The announcement of the shortlist on the ILUCIDARE website

From the first Press Release:

     This initiative prompts school students in Italy and Syria to discover their own, local history through archaeology and to virtually exchange these histories with each other. This innovative programme has led participants, aged 11 to 14 to realise the value of archaeology, discover new places and become more deeply connected to their own localities. The online exchange gave many students their first experience of international cultural exchange and common understanding of shared heritage.

The statement from the ILUCIDARE committee:
      “Archaeology for a Young Future is a strong example of how heritage can lead to people-to-people dialogue. This project promotes intercultural exchange and mutual understanding between students, teachers and local communities from Italy and Syria. It is a small-scale project with a bottom-up approach and modest budget, making it easy to replicate anywhere in Europe or beyond”.

Read the announcement of the Prize to AVASA, on the ILUCIDARE website and the official press release.

     During the award ceremony, Mariya Gabriel (European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth) stated: “In the current circumstances which are challenging for all of us, including in the cultural and creative sectors, the ILUCIDARE Special Prizes winners provide us with comforting perspectives: they demonstrate that our shared heritage is an enticing source of intercultural dialogue and discovery, showcase the huge potential of digital technologies to bring people closer together while they cannot physically meet, and embody the meaningful innovation potential of a sector that needs to be fully part of Europe’s economic and social recovery. I warmly thank you and congratulate you for your achievements.”