Europa Nostra: two sites from Ukraine on the shortlist of 7 Most Endangered Programme
December 21, 2021

Europa Nostra: two sites from Ukraine on the shortlist of 7 Most Endangered Programme

The 7 Most Endangered Programme, run by Europa Nostra in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute and supported by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, has shortlisted 12 European heritage sites, including two from Ukraine.

The jury assessed the heritage significance and cultural value of each of the sites, the level of danger they are facing today, the commitment of the local community and public and private stakeholders to save the site, and the potential of the site for local sustainable development.

The final list of 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe for 2022 will be unveiled in the spring of 2022. The Programme raises awareness, prepares independent assessments and recommendations for action, and provides a grant of €10,000 per listed site. According to the Europe Nostra press release, “in most cases, the listing of an endangered site serves as a catalyst and incentive for the mobilisation of necessary public or private support, including funding”.

Sanguszko Palace

Ukraine made the list with the Town Hall of Buchach and the Sanguszko Palace, near the city of Izjaslav, both in the west of the country.

Built in 1750, the Town Hall of Buchach is a landmark of the late Baroque period and known for its 14 remarkable stone sculptural compositions. Nine of them still exist and are constantly deteriorating.

The Sanguszko Palace, built in the second half of the 18th century for a noble Polish-Lithuanian family, was converted into barracks for the Russian Imperial Army at the end of the 19th century, and from the 1920s was used by the Soviet Army. The Advisory Panel of the Programme highlighted that the “conservation of the remaining structures and proper interpretation for visitors could turn the Sanguszko Palace into an important educational and tourism centre”.

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Press release

7 Most Endangered Programme


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