"UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe – A Network for Cultural Dialogue and Cultural Tourism"
Conference during the German Presidency
of the EU Council
13 and 14 June 2007 in Lübeck (Germany)
The international conference "UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe - A Network for Cultural Dialogue and Cultural Tourism" took place on 13 and 14 June 2007 in Lübeck, Germany. Over 280 participants from 30 countries of all continents developed forms of cooperation for the foundation of a European UNESCO World Heritage sites network.
As outstanding places of the European cultural and natural heritage, World Heritage sites may significantly contribute to the enhancement of cultural dialogue within the EU and increase the value of cultural tourism across Europe. With 830 Sites in more than 130 States, the World Heritage Programme is also an excellent instrument for cultural dialogue between Europe and other regions of the world.
Participants discussed joint strategies and sustainable uses for our shared heritage in order to preserve it for future generations. Existing models of co-operation among European World Heritage sites were further developed with a view to using the fascination of the culturally diverse World Heritage also for the European process of integration.
Organized by: German Commission for UNESCO and German UNESCO World Heritage Sites Association
Venue: St Petri Church in Lübeck (Germany)
Working languages: English, German (simultaneous interpretation)