European Quality Principles: new version and translations available

European Quality Principles ENICOMOS has published a new version of the European Quality Principles for EU-funded Interventions with Potential Impact upon Cultural Heritage. This new version has been updated based on the feedback from partners and stakeholders. This document provides guidance on quality principles for stakeholders engaged in EU-funded interventions that could impact cultural heritage, mainly built heritage and cultural landscapes.

The publication includes recommendations as well as a set of 'Selection Criteria' to support decision makers in assessing the quality of projects with potential impact on cultural heritage.

A first version of this document was launched in 2019 thanks to the work of an expert group assembled by the ICOMOS, under the mandate of the European Commission and in the framework of the flagship EU Initiative of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, “Cherishing heritage: developing quality standards for EU-funded projects that have the potential to impact on cultural cultural heritage”.


Download the press release here 

téléchargement Download the full new version of the European Quality Principles for EU-funded Intervention with potential impact upon Cultural Heritage in English here and the abridged version here


Translations of the European Quality Principles


Thanks to ICOMOS National Committees, the European Quality Principles are also available in the following languages:

Bosnian (abridged version) 

Bulgarian (full version)

Dutch (abridged version) 

Estonian (abridged version)

Georgian (abridged version)

German (full version)

Italian (full version)

Latvian (full version)

Lithuanian (full version)

Macedonian (full version)

Russian (abridged version)

Slovenian (full version)

Spanish (full version) 


We encourage our National Committees to translate the Quality Principles and send the text to secretariat[at] The Secretariat will take care of the layout of the translation for publication.

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