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International Conference on Risk Management for World Heritage

19-20 November 2015
Historic Centre of Prague | Valerio Li Vigni

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, the Czech National Heritage Institute is hosting an international conference on risk factors observed during periodic, annual or ad hoc monitoring, in the Czech Republic and abroad.

This conference brings attention to the organisation’s wide scope of action in World Heritage protection. Its aim is to define the risk factors to World Heritage in the Czech Republic, and to show examples of how they can be avoided, how successful we can be in reducing them and which measures were taken to eliminate them. Moreover, the conference is an occasion to present the results of the second cycle of periodic reporting in Europe and North America.

Aims of the conference:

  • Strengthening implementation of the Convention by providing expert advice
  • Exchanging experiences and knowledge about the mitigation of risk factors affecting a range of World Heritage properties
  • Supporting international cooperation regarding the management and administration of World Heritage properties
  • Networking for individuals responsible for the management and administration of Czech cultural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List
  • Thematic discussion about management and monitoring of cultural heritage and the roles of various elements of society

The conference is organised in cooperation with the Czech National Committee of ICOMOS and the National Technical Museum, under the auspices of the Czech National Commission for UNESCO and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

Please note that on 19 November, the conference will host speakers from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic; with interpreting from English into Czech.

Seats are limited – please register soon, preferably by 31 October 2015, with: bukovicova.olga@npu.cz or kroupova.petra@npu.cz

The programme of the event can be download in English on the Conference's website

World Heritage Properties 1
States Parties 1
Regions 1
Europe and North America

Thursday, 19 November 2015
Friday, 20 November 2015

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National Technical Museum, Prague, Czech Republic