General Assembly of IAWHP eV Members

On Saturday, 16 December 2023 we will hold our next General Assembly. At this occasion we will also elect a new Board via online voting. International Heritage Experts and WHS alumni, who would like to get involved in the association and take on a Board* position are welcome to send their candidatures by 1 December 2023 at Please feel free to share this information with relevant contacts.

The new elected board members shall appoint the actual roles after the election results are announced.

* Only approved IAWHP eV members in good standing with their membership fees are eligible for nomination. All active members will receive a voting link to participate in the elections between 1st and 15th of December 2023. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Welcome to IAWHP e.V.

The International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V., IAWHP e.V., was originally established in 2009 by the alumni of the master’s programme in World Heritage Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) in Cottbus, Germany.
In July 2010, IAWHP e.V. has become an officially registered non-profit organization in Germany. Its headquarters are located in Cottbus, on the campus of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

The main aim of IAWHP e.V. is to provide an institutional framework for the alumni of BTU’s World Heritage Studies programme and other heritage and world heritage professionals worldwide. The organization welcomes alumni and individuals with related expertise in the field of heritage conservation, management, protection and promotion, especially those working at or engaging with sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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