Friday, May 4, 2012

Eurasian Regional Secretariat of OWHC is glad to invite you to the 6th International Conference of Eurasian World Heritage Cities, which will take place in Kazan on 5-8 July, 2012.

The International Conference of World Heritage Cities is a symposium devoted to the preservation of heritage cities. Mayors, politicians, state officials and experts in the field of preservation of historic heritage of cities come together during this event.

The first conference was held in 2004 in Kazan. After conferences took place in Safranbolu (Turkey) in 2005, Lijiang (China) in 2006, Surakarta (Indonesia) in 2008, Istanbul (Turkey) in 2011.

The subject of the conference – Preservation and promotion of heritage" – will present new methods of enhancing of international awareness and tourist attractiveness of cities. Leading experts in the field of heritage, architects and designers will be involved. The conference will be held under the auspices of UNESCO.

  • Plenary sessions on the subject of the conference
  • Working sessions and workshops
  • Exhibition “Heritage of Eurasian cities”
  • Exhibition of photographs “20 years together”

The 6th International Conference of World Heritage Cities of Eurasia will take place as part of the Eurasian Cities Forum “Heritage and Innovations”, dedicated to heritage, tourism and innovations in the sphere of public services.

To dowload the preliminary program of the conference, please click here.

For further information please contact the Eurasian secretariat by e-mail: euroasia_owhc@yahoo.com

Call for hosting of the 7th Conference of World Heritage Cities of Eurasia in 2014.

During the 6th International Conference of World Heritage Cities of Eurasia a city which will become the host of the 7th Conference of World Heritage cities of Eurasia in 2014 will be identified. If you want your city to become the host, please contact the Secretariat of the Eurasian section at owhc_euroasia@yahoo.com

The host city will have to cover the organisation costs, including dining, accommodation and entertaining. There are no registration fees for Eurasian conferences of OWHC.

Only cities included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and situated on the territory of Eurasia can become hosts of the 7th conference of World Heritage cities of Eurasia.