Invitation to “Youth Summit” from 1-3.11.2023, Berlin

The Youth Summit of “Young Climate Action for World Heritage” presents and honours the youth engagement for World Heritage Sites and climate protection. It will take place at the World Heritage Site “Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin” in order to strengthen ties between the young participants, teachers and World Heritage Sites and celebrate the efforts and results of the two-year project.

The event gives the stage to students of 20 UNESCO Associated Schools and others from five countries who became active together during the project. Students present movies, works of art, educational games and quizzes among others, that they have produced for and together with the six participating World Heritage Sites in Germany. During the summit the students from the different schools unite to engage creatively with the topics of World Heritage, climate change and sustainability through a marketplace and workshops from an even broader perspective.

Parallel to the Youth Summit, experts from politics, administration, World Heritage, monument and nature conservation from Berlin meet and discuss current impacts of climate change.  In an exchange with these experts students have the opportunity to discuss the pressing challenges of World Heritage Sites in connection with the advancing climate change.

We heartily invite experts and friends of World Heritage and persons related to the fields of heritage protection, climate change, heritage and sustainable education and youth engagement to join our Youth Summit on the 2nd of November, where the project will be presented to the wider public.

2. November 2023, Programme:

  • 11 am: Welcome and Greetings
  • 11.30 am: Students present their projects at a marketplace
  • 1 pm: Lunch reception

Adress: Sozialpädagogisches Fortbildungsinstitut Berlin-Brandenburg (SFBB), Königstr. 36B, 14109 Berlin

For registration and information please contact Institute Heritage Studies:

The Youth Summit is a project extension to the “Young Climate Action for World Heritage” project. It is implemented by the Institute Heritage Studies in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO. It is funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation and the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing.

Photo: Frank Drechsler