The Association of World Heritage Properties in France (ABFPM) and the City of Strasbourg, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, with the support of the Ministry of Ecology and the Ministry of Culture of France, are organizing the “First Meeting of World Heritage Associations in Europe” on 15 to 16 October 2015 in Strasbourg (France).
The establishment of a national association/federation of World Heritage site managers was one of the recommendations of the Action Plan for the First Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session in 2006, and has been reiterated in the Action Plan of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting adopted by the Committee at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015).
This meeting will be an opportunity to compare the different types of legal status, mandate and memberships of national associations. It will also be an opportunity for site managers and national focal points to present best practices and challenges and to examine existing or potential partnerships between States Parties and national associations/federations, which often include local authorities, professional associations, academic and research bodies as well as civil society representatives.
For more information, please contact:
Association des biens français du patrimoine mondial
c/o Mission Val de Loire
81 rue Colbert- BP 4322 37043 TOURS Cedex 1
Tel.: 33 (0)6.71.09.72.47 /33 (0)2.47.66.06.64
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