The Hague / Luxembourg, 16 January 2018 – At the opening of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute announce the 12 heritage sites shortlisted for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2018 by a panel of experts in various fields. These endangered heritage landmarks from 10 European countries are:
Historic Centre of Gjirokastra, Albania;
Post-Byzantine Churches in Voskopoja and Vithkuqi, Albania;
Historic Centre of Vienna, Austria;
Coal Preparation Plant in Beringen, Belgium;
Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria;
Aerial Cableway Network in Chiatura, Georgia;
David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage, Georgia;
Castle of Sammezzano, Tuscany, Italy;
Constanta Casino, Romania;
Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the province of Cadiz, Spain;
Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Princes’ Islands, Turkey;
Grimsby Ice Factory, United Kingdom.
Some of these sites are in danger due to neglect or inadequate development, others due to a lack of resources or expertise. The final list of 7 most endangered heritage sites in Europe will be unveiled on 15 March.