For members, the IAWHP e.V. serves as an institutional basis for the organisation and implementation of projects that are in line with the aims of the organisation. IAWHP e.V. is officially registered as a non-profit organisation in accordance with German Law with its headquarters in Cottbus, Germany (Registration Number: VR 4872 CB).
Any questions e-mail us: members [at]

Becoming a Member

Following the statute of the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V., the following categories are eligible to become members of the association:

  • alumni of the World Heritage Studies Programme of the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus
  • alumni of any other related Master’s or Doctorate level academic programme related to the protection, management and interpretation of heritage in its many forms regardless of professional and/or academic background.
  • professionals involved in the protection, management and interpretation of heritage in its many forms, regardless of academic background, particularly those who work with World Heritage as defined by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

In order to become a member, you will be required to download, fill up and submit the IAWHP e.V. Membership Application form to members [at]

Once the membership application and membership fee have been received, your application will be reviewed by the Board. Once approved, you will receive the payment details and an official membership confirmation letter along with your membership number. The annual membership fee is 20 EUR.
Should your application not be accepted you will be notified and the fee will be refunded.

Renewing your Membership

If you are already a member and you wish to renew your membership please remember to pay the annual membership fee to our account. You may use bank transfer or PayPal. Please use the email Address members [at] as recipient’s email address for PayPal.

Once your renewal payment has been received you will be notified and issued an updated membership confirmation letter.

Using a Subscription Method

Please use the option of subscribing (via PayPal). This method will make sure that your membership is renewed every year. We have prepared a special platform for this. Here is the link.