The Government of the Netherlands has decided to nominate the Peace Palace for a place on the list of the European Heritage Label. The Peace Palace and Kamp Westerbork are submitted to the European Commission in Brussels which will decide in 2014 if the historic sites are worthy of the label.

The European Heritage Label is a new European Union initiative which builds on an intergovernmental initiative that was launched in 2006. The aim of the scheme is to highlight heritage sites that celebrate and symbolize European integration, ideals and history. It was established by Decision 1194/2011/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.