The 1st International Meeting on World Heritage of Portuguese Origin will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, from April 27th to 29th, 2006. The meeting is convened by the University of Coimbra, the Portuguese Institute for Architectural Heritage, and the Portuguese Commission for UNESCO, following a proposal made by the Portuguese National Committee for ICOMOS and supported by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre. The main purpose of this Meeting is to pave the way towards the creation of an international cooperation network among experts of every country having heritage of Portuguese origin. Such a network should facilitate the articulation of different management and enhancement policies implemented in classified properties; the in-depth approach of protection and safeguard practices; and likewise the improvement of access by those countries to the World Heritage List, through the elaboration of well sustained Tentative Lists and nominations.