The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Section for Cultural Affairs participates an inter-ministerial working group arranging the Norwegian contribution to the celebration of the 40th year of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention. The aim is to use this web site as a “voice from the grass roots” and receive as many inputs, photos and comments as possible, especially from young people living at or near a World Heritage site. You will also find it on Facebook: “Living with World Heritage”.
An international conference will be hosted in Røros Mining Town, Norway on 14-16. May 2012 under the title: “Living with World Heritage”. The conference’s main topic will be World Heritage, Sustainable Development and the role of Local Communities.
By using a bottom-up-approach, giving local representatives a prominent role, Norway hopes to offer different and various perspectives on World Heritage.
This new web site is, together with the working group’s Facebook page, an important tool in the preparation of the conference. Information about the conference, introducing competitions, and to facilitate discussions will be shared through this medium. Hopefully it will also create a forum for dialogue where people with different backgrounds, nationalities, professions, and ages can participate.
We encourage you to share your views on the web site and on the Facebook page, by taking part in discussions, posting pictures etc.