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ISTER - ConnectIng hiSTorical Danube rEgions Roman routes

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA)



Submit your application by December 23, 2021

About the Awards

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Background of the Awards

ISTER International Best Practices (IBP) Awards is a competition organised by the EU financed project ISTER  (ConnectIng hiSTorical Danube rEgions Roman routes).

The Project demonstrates innovative and inclusive approaches to the connection between Roman heritage resources and local/regional productive sectors. It emphasises also on the visualisation and attractiveness dimensions of the promotion and awareness raising of the Roman heritage resources as drivers for regional development.


Purpose of the Awards

ISTER IBP Awards aim to recognise the excellence and support the best practices of the innovative projects and initiatives for protection, preservation, management, valorisation and sustainable use of cultural heritage related to the Roman legacy.



Category 1: 

Protection and Preservation of Roman Heritage 

Category 2: 

Promotion and Valorisation of Roman Heritage

Category 3: 

Sustainable Use and Development of Roman Heritage

Please download the Applicant Guidebook to learn more about the categories.


The winners from all categories:

  • will be invited to the ISTER IBP Awards Ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany in February 2022

  • will have the opportunity to present their projects or initiatives during the event

  • will receive a trophy and a certificate

  • will be considered as potential candidates and will be invited to participate as partners in the next ISTER project edition

important dates

Official launching of the IBP Awards

16 September 2021

Application submission start date

1 October 2021

Application submission deadline

23 December 2021

Meeting of the Jury and determination of winners in all categories

2 - 10 January 2022  

Notification of winners by email

15 January 2022 

ISTER IBP Awards Ceremony within the Second Transnational CBW in Stuttgart, Germany

February 2022




Who Can Apply

  • National, regional and local public bodies

  • Non-governmental organisations

  • Corporate and private sector companies

  • Academic institutions

  • Media entities

  • Individuals (researchers, professional teams, etc.)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The application in English shall be submitted online no later than 23 December 2021, 23:59:59 CET.

  • The project or initiative, subject of the application, should be either fully implemented or should be in a sufficiently mature state for the jury to assess it.

  • The project or initiative must clearly refer to only one of the three categories and cannot be used in more than one category.

  • The applicant may apply with maximum one project/initiative per category by completing separate online application forms.

  • ISTER IBP Awards are focused outside the ISTER consortium and project partners cannot participate in the competition.

Application Process

Step 1  – Download the Applicant Guidebook

Step 2 – Download the Application Form

Step 3 – Complete the Application Form

Step 4 – Submit the Application Form by e-mail to

Awards Criteria

  • Innovative character of the project or initiative in the selected award category.

  • Introduction of a positive cultural change.

  • Positive outcomes on sustainable development at either economic, environmental or social level.

  • Demonstration of potential for transferability, adaptability, and replicability, including partnership models.

  • Citizen engagement & involvement.


more info

  • For information about ISTER project visit the project website:

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