European Heritage Site Programme


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    The European Heritage Site Programme's main commitment is to recognise and acknowledge Europe's diverse cultural and natural heritage sites, and to protect European landscapes which possess relevant cultural, natural or historical interests, as stated by the European Heritage Site Act 2010. After months of inactivity on the matter, the European Union needs a strong, solid cultural programme which can bring the European Union together and allow the Europeans to know more about those sites in every country.


    Monuments on the European Heritage Site Programme

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    October 2020 Applications


    Applications to enter the European Heritage Site Programme are now open, and will close on October 22nd 2020, 19:00 GMT. For these applications , you must know some requirements and the criteria that your site must meet to enter this programme:

    Cultural or Historical Site:
    I. Represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
    II. Bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
    III. Is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.
    IV Is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.
    V. Is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.
    VI. Holds a relevant paper in an important or decisive event in human history.

    Natural Site:
    I. Contains superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.
    II. Is an outstanding example representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems, and communities of plants and animals.
    III. Contains the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.


    Application Form

    Nation Full Name (Short Name in Bold):
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    Culture Minister Name:
    Culture Minister Surname(s):
    Culture Minister's Picture:
    
    Applying Heritage Site:
    Natural, Cultural or Historical Site (Choose one):
    Location:
    Photo:
    Reasons Why It Should Enter the EHSP:
    Managed By:
    Is it Private-owned or State-owned?:
    Does the site, in your opinion, meet the requirements?:
    

    Jean-Claude Juncker
    Internal Affairs Commissioner


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    Nation Full Name (Short Name in Bold): The Kingdom of Montenbourg
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    George III bought Bourgeon House in 1761 for his wife Queen Carlotta I to use as a comfortable family home close to Monten Palace, where many court functions were held. Bourgeon House became known as the Carlotta's House, and 14 of George III's 15 children were born there.
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    George IV, on his accession in 1820, decided to reconstruct the house into a pied-à-terre, using it for the same purpose as his father George III. As work progressed, and as late as the end of 1826, The King had a change of heart. With the assistance of his architect, John Nash, he set about transforming the house into a palace. Parliament agreed to a budget of 150,000, but the King pressed for 450,000 Monten Pounds as a more realistic figure.Nash retained the main block but doubled its size by adding a new suite of rooms on the garden side facing west. Faced with mellow Bath stone, the external style reflected the French neo-classical influence favoured by George IV.
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    By 1829 the costs had escalated to nearly half a million pounds. Nash's extravagance cost him his job, and on the death of George IV in 1830, his younger brother William IV took on Edward Blore to finish the work. The King never moved into the Palace. Indeed, when the Houses of Parliament were destroyed by fire in 1834, the King offered the Palace as a new home for Parliament, but the offer was declined.
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    Queen Enriquette was the first sovereign to take up residence in July 1901 and in June 1902 she was the first Montenbourg sovereign to leave from Bourgeon Palace for a Coronation. In 1913 the decision was taken to reface the façade. Sir Aston Waldorf, with a number of large public buildings to his credit, was commissioned to create a new design. Waldorf chose Oak Stone, which took 12 months to prepare before building work could begin.
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    When work did start it took 13 weeks to complete the refacing, a process that included removing the old stonework. The present forecourt of the Palace, where Changing the Guard takes place, was formed in 1917, as part of the Enriquette Memorial scheme. The gates and railings were also completed in 1918; the North-Centre Gate is now the everyday entrance to the Palace, whilst the Central Gate is used for State occasions and the departure of the guard after Changing the Guard. The work was completed just before the outbreak of the First Civil War in 1937. The offices of those who support the day-to-day activities and duties of The Queen and their immediate family, such as the Private Secretary’s Office and the Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office are located at Bourgeon Palace.
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    The Bourgeon Palace is open to the public during the summer months and for a limited number of tours in December, January and at Easter each year

    Culture Minister Name: Dame Helen Mironoff
    Culture Minister Surname(s): Hon. Minister Dame Helen Mironoff
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    Applying Heritage Site: The Bourgeon Palace
    Natural, Cultural or Historical Site (Choose one): Cultural
    Location: Montague, Montenbourg
    Reasons Why It Should Enter the EHSP: It's symbolic value and the role they have played in the Montenbourgian history and the activities the Palace offer that bring the European Union and its citizens closer together.
    Managed By: The Crown Estate
    Is it Private-owned or State-owned?: State-Owned
    Does the site, in your opinion, meet the requirements?: Yes


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    Nation Full Name (Short Name in Bold): Commonwealth of Leagio
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    Culture Minister Name: Pina Co Lada
    Culture Minister Surname(s): Minister Pina Co Lada

    Applying Heritage Site: Battle of Geaqi Battlefield & Memorial Site
    Natural, Cultural or Historical Site (Choose one): Historical
    Location: Geaqi, Diamond Heart, Leagio
    Reasons Why It Should Enter the EHSP: It marks the turning point and the end of the Leagioan War of Independence, because the Leagioan Revolutionary Army under Jean Huttson managed to outflank and surround the opprevisive army of the mother country forcing the government of the mother country to give Leagio it's independence as the war was too costly to continue. The site is a memorial to those that gave their lives in the Commonwealth's fight for independence and is a symbol of the principles that the Commonwealth was founded upon.
    Managed By: Ministry of Cultural Affairs
    Is it Private-owned or State-owned?: State-owned
    Does the site, in your opinion, meet the requirements?: yes



  • Nation Full Name (Short Name in Bold): The State of Vatican City
    Plot: V

    Culture Ministry Name: Equivalent to either the Secretary of the Office for Tourism or the Secretary of the Office for Architecture
    Culture Minister Name: TBA
    Culture Minister's Picture: TBA

    Applying Heritage Site: (the entire country)
    Natural, Cultural or Historical Site (Choose one): Cultural
    Location: (ofc this is obvious)
    Photo: St. Peter's Basilica
    Reasons Why It Should Enter the EHSP: The Vatican City had been the heart of the Catholic Church hundreds of years ago. Architecture in the area had been well preserved and the artworks of some of the greatest artists known are still in good condition within the state.
    Managed By: The Holy See, The Governorate of Vatican City
    Is it Private-owned or State-owned?: (it's the entire country lol)
    Does the site, in your opinion, meet the requirements?: Yes


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    Nation Full Name (Short Name in Bold): The Most Blessed State of Inquista
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    Culture Minister Name: Bishop Secretary Julian Nolan
    Culture Minister Surname(s): Bishop Secretary Nolan
    Culture Minister's Picture: LINK

    Applying Heritage Site: Saint Dominico's Basilica
    Natural, Cultural or Historical Site (Choose one): Cultural
    Location: Saint Dominico, Inquista
    Photo: LINK
    Reasons Why It Should Enter the EHSP: Saint Dominico’s Basilica serves as the basilica of the Inquistan Archbishop and it is considered one of the most sacred landmarks of the Inquistan Orthodox Church. The site of the basilica is said to be the burial site of Saint Dominico himself. Construction of the basilica began in 994 by the orders of Doge Giorgio. The basilica was completed in 1092, almost 100 years after construction began.
    Managed By: The Estate of the Archbishop of the Inquistan Orthodox Church
    Is it Private-owned or State-owned?: State-owned
    Does the site, in your opinion, meet the requirements?: Yes


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    Nation Full Name (Short Name in Bold): The Kingdom of Spain
    Plot: 42

    Culture Minister Name: María Soledad
    Culture Minister Surname(s): Cruz Guzmán
    Culture Minister's Picture: LINK

    Applying Heritage Site: Sitio de los Dólmenes de Antequera
    Natural, Cultural or Historical Site (Choose one): Historical
    Location: Antequera
    Photo: Click!
    Reasons Why It Should Enter the EHSP: The Antequera Dolmens (specially Menga) have a different orientation to the other dolmens in Europe. Moreover, el Torcal has peculiar stones and La Peña de los Enamorados have one of the oldest prehistoric paints in Spain.
    Managed By: Autonomous Government of Antequera
    Is it Private-owned or State-owned?: Autonomy-owned
    Does the site, in your opinion, meet the requirements?: Yes


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    I would like to welcome the following applying sites to the European Heritage Site Programme:

    • Bourgeon Palace, Montague, Montenbourg.
    • Battle of Geaqi Battlefield & Memorial Site, Geaqi, Diamond Heart, Leagio.
    • Vatican City, The Holy See
    • Saint Dominico's Basilica, Saint Dominico, Inquista.
    • Sitio de los Dólmenes de Antequera, Antequera, Spain.

    Congratulations to the Culture Ministers which country's applications were successful, and my warm welcome to the big family of the European Heritage Site Programme.

    Jean-Claude Juncker
    Commissioner for Internal Affairs


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    [OOC: Please correct is Bourgeon Palace, not house. :)]


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    Nation Full Name (Short Name in Bold): Realm of Great Ruthund
    Plot: 3

    Culture Minister: Councilor Forlukaz Halfredtukur

    Applying Heritage Site: Grand Temple of the Eternal Flame (Romrenoz: Mekolqon Oiwenfenaiz)
    Natural, Cultural or Historical Site (Choose one): Cultural Site
    Location: Silver Quarter, Old City, City of Kazmurbirha, Ruthund
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    Reasons Why It Should Enter the EHSP: It is the holiest site in the Zdadrin faith, the dominant faith in Ruthund, and is one of the defining cultural sites within Ruthund. The cultural site to this day still plays an important role in religious and cultural activities, such the hosting site of the year year flame. The Temple also holds the resting place of most of the Monarchs of Ruthund since King Halazdhannaz.
    Managed By: The Zdadrin Grand Temple in coordination of the City of Kazmurbirha.
    Is it Private-owned or State-owned?: State-owned
    Does the site, in your opinion, meet the requirements?: Yes.


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