About the Project

The project “50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation” aims to celebrate the World Heritage Convention on its 50th anniversary in the form of a book, which consists of appreciating the successes and processing the failures of the Convention, based on our shared responsibility. To this end, our project pursued three interrelated goals. First, we identified the conflicts that world heritage faces and analysed their causes focussing on mainly 6 conflict areas: Global Governance, Urban Transformation, Technological Change, Climate Change, War and Terrorism and Commodification. The coordinating experts with the relevant knowledge and competencies were responsible for the coordination of the conflict areas. Second, we reflected on short, medium, and long term conflict avoiding and conflict solving strategies. Third, we elaborated these strategies in the context of the Agenda 2030.

Based on 6 international online think tanks and an international online conference the project was initiated and implemented in 2021. The outcome of the project is the publication of a book that relates in particular the future of the World Heritage Convention to such important values as “responsibility”, “reconciliation” and “sustainability”. The book will be presented at an international celebration.

For more information on the project download here the project presentation.