The Academy on UNESCO Designations and Sustainable Development is an excellent opportunity for cultural operators and professionals to exchange knowledge and territorial good practices on the management of cultural and natural heritage at an international level.

To learn more about the international capacity building, we invite you join the OPEN DAY which will be held online on Zoom on Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 2.30pm CET and will be broadcast live from the UNESCO Visitor’s Centre in Ivrea (the city where the Academy’s on-site workshop will take place in March 2023).



The OPEN DAY aims at presenting the topics and activities of the next edition of the Academy, with the help of international guests, followed by a Q&A session.

Jonathan Baker and Matteo Rosati (UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe)
Opening of the new edition of the Academy

Alessio Re (Fondazione Santagata per l’Economia della Cultura)
Introduction and description of the activities

Juliana Strogan (Rjukan-Notodden UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Dimitris Michelogiannis (Region of Crete)
Highlights from past editions

Renato Lavarini (Municipality of Ivrea)
Closing remarks



The Academy is ideated and implemented by Fondazione Santagata and UNESCO through the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe and it’s 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.​

The 2022/2023 edition is structured through an online warm up meeting and five online talks, also online, to anticipate and introduce the topics of the three-day workshop to be held in Ivrea in March 2023.

The Academy’s main goals are to provide an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and territorial good practices at international level on the management of cultural and natural sites, and to contribute to advancing professional and institutional capacities of managing authorities and relevant operators form UNESCO designated sites, in order to increase the benefits for the local communities and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Applications to the Academy 2022/23 are open until November 30th!