World Heritage Volunteers 2008

International Voluntary Service in favour of World Heritage (21/04/2008) © CCIVS/IWO, 2008 / IWO

Patrimonito rolls up the sleeves

Twelve projects have been selected as pioneers of the World Heritage Volunteers 2008 and to make use of the Patrimonito mascot, symbolizing young heritage guardian, to educate the public about World Heritage protection and conservation.

The project gathers participants between 16 and 30 years old from different countries around a common project requiring collective effort and involvement. The project activities have been designed according to the needs of the host community and put strong emphasis on contact and dialogue with the local population. These youth work camps last between two to four weeks and accommodate from ten to thirty participants.

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Strategic objectives
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication