In connection with the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre invited Gruppo Alcuni (Italy), a communication group specializing in animated cartoons, to host the 4th International World Heritage Education Workshop on ‘Mobilizing Young People for World Heritage’ in Treviso/Venice (Italy), from 12 to 15 November 2002. The workshop was supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

The programme included plenary sessions, working groups and preparation for the presentation made by the young people at the Venice Congress session on 16 November 2002 (see Annex I). There were twentyone participants from twelve countries: Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, Philippines, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa and Spain, as well as observers from Denmark and the United Kingdom. The organizers included members of Alcuni and representatives of UNESCO Headquarters and the UNESCO National Office to Jordan in Amman (see Annex II).