The Periodic Reporting exercise carried out between 2001 and 2006 provided an opportunity to reflect on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Europe and this report reflects the situation, at the State Party and site levels, as reported by the States Parties themselves in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
This exercise has helped to increase interest in and awarness about the Convention among governments and institutions and has brought to light a number of challenges and concerns, as voiced by both the States Parties and the site managers. The sub-regional recommendations and overall Action Plan have been designed, in collaboration with sub-regional focal points and the Advisory Bodies, to respond to these concerns. The Periodic Reporting exercise is an important achievement for the whole region. It has resulted in the digital collection of all data made available by States Parties and has set the pace for increased cooperation between States Parties within the framework of the World Heritage Convention.
Table of Contents
- The Implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Europe – Introduction and Brief History
- The Application of the World Heritage Convention by States Parties in Europe – Results of Section I of the Periodic Reporting Exercise
- The Application of the World Heritage Convention by States Parties in Europe – Results of Section II of the Periodic Reporting Exercise
- Synthesis of the Results of Sections I and II of the Periodic Reports by Sub-Region
- Action Plan for Europe
- Decision of the World Heritage Committee regarding the Results of Sections I and II of Periodic Reporting for Europe