Apply Now: World Heritage Youth Forum 2016

Young people from the 21 member states of the current World Heritage Committee are welcome to apply for the World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 which will be held from 29th of June to 12th of July in Istanbul, Turkey. Participation is fully funded including travel expanses. Deadline to apply is March 25.

The forum is organised by the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the Istanbul Site Management Directorate, its main topic is “At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage”. 

Young representatives, aged from 22 to 28 will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, contribute to the discussions and immerse themselves in topics within the scope of multi-layered heritage. The Forum seeks to deepen youth knowledge and understanding the importance of: 

  • the implementation of the World Heritage Convention,
  • the working methods of the World Heritage Committee,
  • the challenges and opportunities of the protection of multi-layered World Heritage sites.

Scheduled activities include: visits to World Heritage sites, including Bursa and Cumalıkızık, with the international heritage experts; workshops on different aspects emerging from the multi-layered sites; practical hands-on activities with timber and stone work for the protection and maintenance of the World Heritage site in Istanbul; experts and young representatives’ presentations; participation in discussions on the state of conservation of properties and practicing the Youth Model simulation.

Main criteria:

  • Fluent in English;
  • Citizenship of one of the 21 Member States of the current World Heritage Committee;
  • Involvement in heritage-related fields such as; World Heritage Studies (Landscape), Architecture, Urban Planning, Constructional Engineering, Archaeology, Sociology, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnography, Economy, History, Art History, Communication, Law, Tourism, Natural and Cultural Heritage, Geography, International Relations
  • Motivated, active and driven individuals interested to implement the outcomes of the Forum in their respective countries.

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