The Academy will take place online from November 2022 to March 2023 and onsite on 19-23 March 2023, opened to maximum 25 selected participants. Eligible applicants should be decision makers, officials or other representatives from:

  • local government agencies and other relevant actors responsible for the management/safeguarding of World Heritage properties, Biosphere Reserves, Global Geoparks, UNESCO Creative Cities, and elements inscribed in the UNESCO Lists and Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

  • Local development agencies from areas related to specific UNESCO designated sites/elements.

  • Other practitioners such as community groups, independent experts, scholars/researchers, staff from international organizations or NGOs, etc.

Inscription fee and other costs

The 2022-23 edition of the UNESCO Academy has an inscription fee of $$$$$.

Selection criteria

Applications will be jointly evaluated by the Academy Coordination and the Scientific Committee, based on the combination of the following criteria:

  • Applicants’ eligibility

  • Completeness, quality, and relevance of the applications in relation to the workshop’s subject

  • Geographical balance

  • Gender balance

  • Balanced representation of different UNESCO designations

  • Balanced representation of cultural and natural sites.


Applications are open until October 21st 2022.