The 1st Management Planning Workshop to protect the transboundary Lake Ohrid region took place on 25-26 March in Korça, Albania.

The workshop is part of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region”, a UNESCO initiative funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Environment of Albania to safeguard the natural and cultural assets of the Lake Ohrid region.

The workshop brought together national and local authorities of the Albanian and Macedonian sides of the Lake Ohrid region and representatives of UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN), who discussed the heritage management systems currently in use in the region, and identified key stakeholders to support the development of a transboundary heritage management plan.