Youth on the Trail of World Heritage

School twinning program

The Youth on the Trail of World Heritage program consists in pairing schools located in World Heritage cities and making it possible for groups of young people aged between 15 and 18 years old to get acquainted with the notion of World Heritage. Pairings allow students of different cities to exchange their ideas, knowledge and work related to this subject. The students thus become aware of the universal value of their heritage and the challenges involved in the management of heritage on the international level.

This program, which was successful between the years 2004 and 2009, has now been enhanced with a scholarship of $10,000 CAN offered by the OWHC. This scholarship thus enables one or two groups of students to stay in their twin city. The young people thus have the opportunity to meet each other more than virtually and to discover in situ the wealth of their twin city.

The 2017-2018 edition is now over. Come back at the beginning of 2019 for a new edition!


For further information
Please contact the programs administrator of the OWHC, Ms. Andréanne Charest:


Programs of the General Secretariat

Programs of the Regional Secretariats

Programs of the Cities