The Association of French World Heritage properties is organizing the 4th national training session "Mediation - World Heritage" from 12-14 November 2018, at the invitation of the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (in French).

After a first session organized in autumn 2014 at the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, a second organized in March 2016 and a third session organized in autumn 2017, it is again at the Royal Saltworks of Arc -and-Senans that the ABFPM has decided to organize the fourth national session of the training "Mediation - World Heritage". This intensive hands-on training session is aimed at staff in charge of public reception within the management structures of French World Heritage sites or mediation entities present on the property (city services for art and history, heritage and tourism services, tourist offices, etc.).

Its main objectives are:
  • (Re)discover the key concepts of World Heritage (the convention, the inscription process, the Statement of OUV, etc.) and understand the evolution of the World Heritage Convention through French inscriptions;
  • Understand the challenges of integrating the values ​​of a UNESCO inscription into mediation activities;
  • Examine current professional practices and discuss mediation tools used and potentially reusable in each other's territory;
  • Acquire key ideas for concrete application in daily activity through simulation exercises;
  • Participate in the creation of a national network of World Heritage mediators

In order to guarantee optimal working conditions, the number of places is limited to 20. Final registration will therefore only be confirmed during the month of October.

The registration fee is 500€ and covers administrative costs, and teaching materials. All meals (dinners of November 12 and 13 / lunches of November 13 and 14 / breakfasts of November 13 and 14) and accommodation in a double room for the nights of November 12 and 13, 2018 are the responsibility of the ABFPM; only travel costs are the responsibility of the participants.

The pre-registration deadline is October 5, 2018. To pre-register, click here.

The provisional program can be downloaded here (the final program will be given to participants when registration is confirmed).