Protecting World Heritage: Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Tourism Planning in South-East Europe

When :

from Monday 3 November, 2014
to Thursday 6 November, 2014

Type of event :

Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов

Where :

Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact :

Véronique Dauge at

The overall objective of the event is to contribute to the development of sustainable tourism planning and disaster risk management for World Heritage properties in South-East Europe.
This 4-day workshop in Sofia is addressed to World Heritage site managers involved in planning and daily management of their site, having specific issues related to disaster risk management and sustainable tourism. Some 30 site managers from South-East Europe are expected to attend the workshop: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

The workshop will enable to set the basis for the development of a value-based management approach that is attentive to the management of the potential threats and challenges faced by World Heritage properties in the sub-region.