Invitation to Workshop “Coastal Communities, Heritage and Climate Change” in Estonia 22.08-28.08

We are glad to invite You from 22.08. to 28.08 to Estonia!

ICOMOS Nordic-Baltic Network in cooperation with ICOMOS Rights-Based Approaches Working Group, International Scientific Committee on Water and Heritage, Estonian Academy of Arts, Environmental Board of Estonia and other partners calls members of ICOMOS and heritage communities to take part in ICOMOS workshop on coastal heritage, communities and climate in August in Estonia. The working language is English, translations can be provided in the case of necessity (Estonian, Ukrainian,..).

The workshop consists of open conferences, site visits and separate thematic workshops in Tallinn and Lahemaa National Park. Before and after the workshop, there are 2 site visits prepared by ICOMOS Estonia – to the War and Iron Curtain landscapes up to Sillamäe and the Viking age and medieval coasts of Saaremaa island. The site visits are optional. The heritage workshop is preceded by special workshops on the threats to  Ukrainian heritage and future collaboration of Nordic-Baltic ICOMOS NC-s.

For more information

Within the workshops, there will be 2 open conferences for the general public – „Coastal World Heritage and Heritage Communities“ on 24.08 in Tallinn and  ”Facing the Sea – Connections of Heritage and Traditions” in Viinistu, on which participants are invited to have lectures.

ICOMOS members and heritage partners can register for the workshop till 30.06.2022 here . We encourage you to present your case study or paper at the open conference. Acceptance of presentations will be given latest 15.07 when the full programme is published on the web page  

We hope to gather around 20-30 colleagues to exchange their expertise and experience on the topic. Please, distribute it among the people who might be interested! And see You in August in Estonia!

On behalf of the organisers,

With very best wishes,

Ave Paulus
Coordinator of the workshop
President of ICOMOS Estonia

For the background information on previous workshops:

This workshop in Estonia is already 3rd in the series. 

The first workshop and conferences were held in 2019,  May 1-6 in Tallinn and Lahemaa National Park, “Heritage and Rights”

The second was held from 2.-5.09. 2020 in a COVID situation in hybrid format, Estonia and internet, „Heritage Communities and Human Rights“ –

We hoped to have in 2021 workshop at least in a hybrid format in Estonia, but COVID made corrections. Some ideas for a joint workshop were implemented on 25.11.2021 Heritage Thursday on Coastal Heritage

We do hope this yearś workshop will work out just fine. Communication on shared values and rights is so important in the rapidly changing and turbulent world. Please, register and join us