The First Meeting of European World Heritage Associations (15 to 16 October 2015 in Strasbourg) focussed on getting to know each other and learning about the respective functioning and key activities. In the Declaration of Strasbourg the participants expressed their continued support of the values of UNESCO and their solidarity with the countries in which heritage is at risk.
The Second Meeting of European World Heritage Associations, 20 to 21 October 2016 in Segovia) centered the discussion on the social role of World Heritage and its establishment in society. The Declaration of Segovia thus calls for a greater involvement of civil society and a stronger identification with World Heritage through communication, education, training, public relations work as well as direct participation.
The Third Meeting of European World Heritage Associations (in Lübeck from 5 to 6 October 2017) consolidated the network of European World Heritage Associations by exchanging experiences and identifying solutions to shared challenges in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Taking into account the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018, the motto of Lübeck meeting was “Sharing World Heritage”. Best practice examples from European World Heritage sites were the centre-pieces of this meeting.