The 15th Congress of the Organisation of World Heritage Cities, organised by The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) and the City of Krakow, will host the Young Professionals Forum, a week-long educational programme for young professionals from 14 countries. On behalf of the organizers the Forum will be realized by the International Cultural Centre on June 1-6, 2019.
During the Young Professionals Forum of the OWHC the participants will take part in field workshops, seminars, and lectures addressing the key issues faced by the authorities of the world heritage cities. The event will bring together 19 participants from 14 countries – 15 representatives of the OWHC cities from abroad and 4 representatives of Polish cities. They will focus on a variety of aspects of the impact of tourism on heritage: from stimulating popular tourist destinations, reshaping of sites and architecture according to tourist needs, “Disneylandisation” of heritage, to involvement of global community in heritage protection.