Extension of Deadline: Join the World Heritage Volunteers 2022 Campaign


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Resilience and Re-mobilization towards World Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2022 ‘Resilience and Re-mobilization towards World Heritage’.

In the wake of the pandemic which has highlighted the importance of carrying out community development hand-in-hand with World Heritage conservation, the resilience of the WHV organizations in mobilizing efforts and actions towards World Heritage and continuing the engagement of youth and communities is invaluable.

In recognition of these continued efforts of the WHV Initiative, this Call is an invitation for organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2022 Campaign with their proposed projects, to be implemented between June and December 2022.

This year’s Campaign will also join in the celebration of 50 fruitful years of the World Heritage Convention in 2022, paving the way for a new era of heritage, rooted in the resilience of its past.

What is the WHV Initiative?

The WHV Initiative was launched in 2008 to encourage young people to undertake concrete actions and to play an active role in the protection, preservation, and promotion of World Heritage sites. It consists of action camps organized by youth organizations or institutions in cooperation with multiple stakeholders and partners, who work together for the state of conservation of World Heritage sites. The initiative mobilizes national and international volunteers through hands-on and awareness-raising activities for the conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage.

In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Initiative was launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS). Today, the global co-ordination of the Initiative and the regional coordination for Africa, Arab States, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean is ensured by CCIVS, and the regional coordination for Asia and the Pacific is undertaken by Better World.

Join the Campaign!

To empower the Commitment to World Heritage, the World Heritage Centre invites all youth organizations, NGOs, institutions, and public authorities that wish to involve young people in World Heritage preservation through the implementation of action camps at World Heritage sites in 2022. Please refer to the Call for Projects document for more information about the selection criteria and timeline.

How to apply?

In order to get involved in and/or renew your commitment towards the protection, preservation, and promotion of World Heritage through the WHV Initiative, please fill in the online application:

If you experience difficulties in accessing the online form, please download the application from the following link: nd send it to (for projects in Africa, Arab States, Europe  and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean), and to (for projects in Asia and the Pacific), with a copy to the World Heritage Centre (

Please submit your application by the extended deadline of 1 March 2022 at 23:59 CET (Paris Time), at the latest.