Heritage Skills Initiative wins top European award

Published: 8 May 2015

Author: Andie Harris
Heritage Skills Initiative wins top European award

Newcastle's Heritage Skills Initiative, run by Fellow Andie Harris, was a winner in the education and training category of the European Union Europa Nostra awards.

The awards celebrate and promote best practice related to heritage conservation, management, research, education and communication. Winners were selected from 263 applications from 29 countries.

The Heritage Skills Initiative works alongside organisations, charities, craftspeople and others to raise awareness of and promote educational and training opportunities in traditional heritage skills. It has provided almost 200,000 training hours and reached 43,000 people, from visitors to heritage skills events to those taking part in training courses and conferences.