Workshop on World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Civil Society: Call to participants

In 2015, UNESCO ensured that the conservation and management of World Heritage properties aligned with broader sustainable development objectives by introducing a policy on sustainable development and World Heritage. This workshop aims to identify models and inclusive approaches that can help to implement this UNESCO policy as well as finding innovative ways of involving civil society in the processes.

The workshop on World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Civil Society will take place at the campus of the University of Kent in Brussels on 29 March 2018 in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Europa Nostra is among the partners of this initiative.

This workshop will be organised around thematic sessions on World Heritage and the pillars of Sustainable Development: Environmental Sustainability, Inclusive Social Development, Inclusive Economic Development and the Fostering of Peace and Security. It is open to activists, members of civil society, academics and professionals with expertise in sustainable development or cultural and natural heritage, as well as people with expertise and interests in social, economic or environmental issues.

Interested participants: Please send a CV and a 200 word statement outlining your credentials for participation in this workshop to Marcus Dean (

The deadline for submission of the statement and CV is 6 December 2017.

For more information on this workshop and the thematic sessions, please consult the call for participants.