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Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle
Europe and North America region (2012-2015)

In Europe, 49 States Parties and 432 World Heritage properties (382 cultural, 41 natural, 9 mixed) participated in the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise (2012-2015).

The exercise was coordinated by the World Heritage Centre’s Europe and North America Unit, and implemented in close cooperation with National Focal Points, Site Managers, the Advisory Bodies, as well as the Nordic World Heritage Foundation and individual consultants.

Final Report

As part of the exercise, a Framework Action Plan was developed in a participative manner by National Focal Points for World Heritage, Periodic Reporting Experts Team, Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre during the Final Meeting on the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe (Helsinki, 1 December - 2 December 2014).
The Second Cycle Periodic Report and the Helsinki Framework Action Plan will be examined by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session (Bonn, 28 June – 8 July 2015).

Final Report on the Results of the Second Cycle of the
Periodic Reporting Exercise
for the Europe Region and Action Plan

of Periodic Reporting exercise in the Europe region

As the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting is now closed, the World Heritage Centre has collected feedback from some Focal Points and heritage experts to give their views and opinions on the exercise.

About Periodic Reporting

The purpose of the Periodic Reporting Exercise is to give key stakeholders the opportunity to reflect on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Europe and to take stock of the state of affairs relating to the conservation, protection and management of World Heritage sites at the regional, national and the site level.

Why Periodic Reporting?


Why Periodic Reporting? Who is reponsible for what? Process cycle Expected outcomes Road Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Reference documents
Handbook for Site Managers

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Geographical focus
Strategic objectives
  • Credibility
  • Conservation
Decisions (8)
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