The UNESCO World Heritage Working Group was established by the IX. Alpine Conference in 2006 and was prolonged by the X. Alpine Conference in 2009 with the concrete mandate to cluster potential alpine sites by themes. Furthermore, the Working Group regularly organized thematic workshops and visits World Heritage sites. The outcomes include among other the elaboration of the reports titled “Alpine sites and the UNESCO World Heritage – Background study”.
During the XIII. Alpine Conference in 2014, this Working Group was succeeded by the Working group on Sustainable Tourism, whose mandate ran up to 2019.
Overview of the activities, documents and results
Workshop: Landscape and the UNESCO brand: an Alpine, and not only, pair, Longarone, 27 September 2014
Workshop on "The natural and cultural value of karst landscapes: focus on Classic Karst", Gorizia, 5 December 2013
Public workshop: the natural and cultural alpine capital as UNESCO World Heritage, Verona, 27 May 2013
Thematic grid collecting information on alpine sites already inscribed in the World Heritage List and in the national Tentative Lists (2010)
Thematic grid collecting information on alpine sites with potential to be evaluated in order to be inscribed in the World Heritage List (2010)
Form for the on-line expert consultation aiming at gathering ideas for alpine sites that could potentially be inscribed on the World Heritage List