Final Periodic Reporting Meeting on the assessment of the application of the World Heritage Convention in the Europe region
From 1-2 December 2014, States Parties of Europe, Advisory Bodies to the WH Committee and International experts will meet in the Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki, Finland to discuss on the regional and sub-regional Action Plan, which will be presented, along with the Europe Periodic Report for Europe, at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (Bonn, 28 June - 8 July 2015)
Every six years, the States Parties to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) are invited to carry out a Periodic Reporting exercise for the World Heritage properties located within their territory, in order to assess the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, to easily update important information, and to record any possible changes in the state of conservation of the properties. For the Europe region, the second cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise began in 2012.
On 1-2 December 2014, the States Parties of the Europe region, the Advisory Bodies to the WH Committee and international experts will meet at the Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki, Finland, to discuss the regional and sub-regional Action Plans, which will be presented, along with the Europe Periodic Report for Europe, at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (Bonn, 28 June - 8 July 2015).
The main objectives of this Final Periodic Reporting meeting will be to:
• Present the outcomes of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise, on the basis of the responses to the questionnaires submitted by the National Focal Points;
• Review the progress and challenges since the First Cycle of Periodic Reporting;
• Discuss and jointly develop the Action Plan of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting, including sub-regional consultations for capacity-building, in view of their presentation to the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session;
• Prepare the reflection towards the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This meeting is organised and hosted by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, and the Finnish National Board of Antiquities, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre