World Heritage Management: People Nature Culture – online course

March 26, 2024 Published by Alex McCoskrie


ICCROM and partners are seeking 25 participants to join the next edition of the international course on Managing World Heritage: People, Nature, Culture (PNC24). PNC is the flagship course of the ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership programme. The next English-language edition will be held in five online sessions from 22 to 26 April 2024. The course is open to site coordinators, members of management teams and institutions, and heritage practitioners working with World Heritage properties and other heritage places around the world.

PNC courses promote a ‘heritage place approach’ to heritage management focused on understanding how to manage and conserve the multiple heritage values of heritage places in their wider social, environmental and economic contexts. This includes applying a place-based approach to heritage management and people-centred approaches to working with diverse actors and communities.  

Participants will learn how effective management can give heritage places a dynamic and mutually beneficial role in society today and long into the future, reflecting the vast array of people who care for, use and enjoy them. Heritage practitioners, policymakers within institutions and representatives from communities and networks are among the contributors to the management, conservation and use of a heritage place.

The course provides a general overview of what constitutes a heritage management system and tools to assess its effectiveness, recognising the need to adapt to changing times and realities. By understanding how the system works, it is possible to evaluate how it operates and its performance, including how existing resources can be better utilised while exploring new ways of doing things. During the course, participants will be introduced to key tools and resources for improving management, planning and decision-making processes at World Heritage Sites and other heritage places.

The course will be held from 22 to 26 April 2024 (five sessions total). The course will take place online using Zoom and will be conducted in English. During this time, participants will be required to contribute actively in three-hour online sessions from 13.00 to 16.00 Central European Time. 

For more details on how to apply, please click here.

Deadline for applications is 11th April 2024.

Organised by ICCROM, IUCN, Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA), Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (KNUCH) and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment.