On 8 March the Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rossler, met with Sneška Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra to discuss cooperation between the two organizations. Emphasis was placed on heritage sites under threat and the complementary role of NGOs and civil society in safeguarding World Heritage worldwide.

Europe Nostra is a citizens’ movement for the safeguarding of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage, with a pan-European network composed of 250 member organizations (heritage associations and foundations with a combined membership of more than 5 million people), 150 associated organizations (governmental bodies, local authorities and corporations) and 1500 individual members.