World Heritage Sites are outstanding testimonies of the History of mankind and nature: silent but eloquent witnesses of great cultural achievements and natural phenomena. Only the most extraordinary examples are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and thus enjoy international recognition and protection. Over 470 UNESCO World Heritage Sites document the cultural and natural heritage of Europe. Architectural monuments, city ensembles, industrial monuments and natural landscapes bear witness to the history of our continent. Each of these sites is unique, worth protecting and full of exciting stories and personalities. Come with us on a journey of discovery into the past, present and future of Europe.

The European Network of World Heritage Associations

The European Network of World Heritage Associations is a union of associations and initiatives that regularly exchange information and experience about the World Heritage. The aim is to raise general awareness of European World Heritage, to advocate its protection and conservation, and to discuss common issues and topics using an open and transparent approach.

We are committed to:

  • providing information on the importance of the World Heritage Programme
  • promoting innovation and best practices in World Heritage management
  • raising public awareness in World Heritage Sites
  • promotion of the dialogue of all responsible stakeholders of World Heritage Sites, improving communication and disseminating the values of World Heritage Sites
  • promotion of careful and highly quality sustainable tourism
  • improving the possibilities for the perception of the World Heritage Sites


Our activities include:

  • exchanging experience, knowledge and best practice
  • raising awareness, information and education about World Heritage Sites
  • contribution to economic, social and environmental sustainability in the context of the European World Heritage
  • promotion of tourism products and services