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.
Protection and Preservation of Roman Heritage
Promotion and Valorisation of Roman Heritage
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
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
Who Can Apply
National, regional and local public bodies
Corporate and private sector companies
Individuals (researchers, professional teams, etc.)
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
For information about ISTER project visit the project website:
For questions related to ISTER IBP Awards, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org