Following the success of the previous editions, which were attended by over 172 professionals from 57 different UNESCO designated areas, we are pleased to announce that the Academy on UNESCO Designations and Sustainable Development next edition is ready to be launched.

The Academy is ideated and implemented by the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture and UNESCO through the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (based in Venice, Italy) and the main goal is to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, through the advancement of institutional and professional capacities of local government agencies, actors responsible for the management/safeguarding of World Heritage properties, communities and relevant operators from different UNESCO designations.

The following edition of Academy will be held from March to April 2024, the workshop will take place in May 2024 in Genoa, the main topics will be:

  • sustainable development, 
  • community engagement, 
  • attractiveness and interpretation, 
  • entrepreneurship building 
  • resilience

The on site workshop case study will be “The UNESCO World Heritage of Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli“.

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Applications are open!

The Academy is part of the dissemination activities carried out within the UNESCO Chair in Economics of Culture and Heritage: Strategies for Protection and Development based in Turin.