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.

  • The Prize, generously supported by the Government of Greece, 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 2021, on the sidelines of the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference.
  • Nominations for the 2023 edition are currently invited until 30 April 2023.

For more information, please visit the website of UNESCO.