This workshop was organized as a follow-up to the meetings for Nordic and Baltic sub-region in Helsinki, Finland, 2007, and in Stockholm, Sweden, 2009. The meeting was prepared by the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF) in Tallinn, Estonia, and hosted by the Estonian National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Tallinn Cultural Heritage Department. The meeting focused on the preparation of the next cycle of the World Heritage Periodic Reporting exercise, particularly on the preparation of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value.