Recent Activities

After the successful meetings in Berlin 2021 and Bonn 2022, we had the pleasure to host our Members Meeting 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.

Date: Thu 25 – Sat 27 May 2023
Topic: Art Nuveau and European Heritage of the 20th Century

We visited several heritage sites, we had a guided tour in European Quarter and joint dinners. Please see the Programme (pdf).


Successful Cyber Agora on Urban Heritage!

On Friday 2nd of June 2023 12:00-14:30 CEST IAWHP e.V. and ISOCARP, the International Society of City and Regional Planners, collaborated on a virtual conference on URBAN HERITAGE, with contributions from colleagues and members from Asia, the Middle East and Europe. We were delighted to reach an audience of more than 600 visitors.

It was an enriching dialogue between globally active practitioners, academics, and professionals. We were pleased to learn and reflect on international best practices and research, regarding the protection and management of historic built heritage.

Original Invitation and Programme


Interactive online workshop

30 April 2022 – 14:00-16:00 CET
New inspiration through peer coaching

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As an exclusive offer for IAWHP members we are planning an interactive digital session on careers in heritage including an introduction of the method of peer coaching. Peer coaching is a confidential process through which two or more colleagues work together to
reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and build new skills; share ideas; or solve problems in their workplace.The idea behind it is that we actively apply the method within the association.

Registration by email to by 10 April 2022 at the latest.


Bonn / Cologne
19-21 May 2022
IAWHP Regional Meeting

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This year’s IAWHP Regional Meeting will take place in Bonn and Cologne. The programme includes a visit to the Haus der Geschichte and meetings with representatives from the German Commission for UNESCO and UNFCCC. Moreover, we look forward to networking with seasoned heritage experts over dinner.

Finally, the Deputy Cathedral Builder will guide us to the top of the World Heritage site ‘Cologne Cathedral’ and speak about the cathedral in its urban context.
A detailed programme will follow shortly.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and payment.

Registration by email to by 1 May 2022 at the latest.


Past Activities

Web talk
14 March 2022 – 18:00-19:00 CET

Stereotypes of Africa

Thank you very much, Steve Ojoo, for having broadened our knowledge about Africa and helping us reflect on our prejudices during your talk on Monday in conncetion with the International Weeks against Racism. It was very insightful indeed!

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Teaching materials and media often reproduce colonial pictures of Africa and feed racist ideas. In many cases, Africa is associated with poverty and primitiveness. Yet, more often than not, this perception is based on misinformation, lack of knowledge, and stereotypes.
Steven Ojoo will deconstruct colonial knowledge in his web talk and shine a light on innovation and prosperity in Africa.

Steven Ojoo has lived and worked on three continents. He is employed as a lecturer in Intercultural Communication and Team Efficiency at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University and holds degrees in Public Administration, Philosophy (BA) and Cultural Management (MA) from Kenya and Germany respectively.

The web talk is organized by the International Association of World Heritage Professionals and the Deutsch Englische Club Bamberg (DECB) within the framework of the International Weeks against Racism. The event is funded by the „Partnerschaft für Demokratie in der Stadt Bamberg“ within the framework of the federal programme “Demokratie leben!” by the BMFSFJ. The web talk does not represent an expression of opinion by the BMFSFJ or the BAFzA. The speaker is responsible for the content of his statements.

You can use this link to join the presentation from 18.00—19.00 CET. Please beware that you may be required to update your Zoom software to join the meeting.


Visit the World Heritage Site
“Berlin Modernism Housing Estates”
Public Event by IAWHP e.V.

The members of the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. were invited to a visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Berlin Modernism Housing Estates” led by the Berlin State Monuments Office. The property consists of several housing estates that testify to innovative housing policies from 1910 to 1933, especially during the Weimar Republic, when the city of Berlin was particularly progressive socially, politically, and culturally.





Foto: Andrey Savin (Wikipedia Commons



Since its foundation, the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (IAWHP e.V.) has organized various conferences and scientific simposia. These international gatherings have the aim of bringing together a wide range of academics, professionals and practitioners engaged in the heritage field.

With the financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service, the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (IAWHP e.V.) has organized four major conferences: