UNESCO/UNITWIN Universities' Research and Action Network

UNESCO/UNITWIN Universities' Research and Action Network
  • Karelia, Russian Federation © M. M. Antinano/ Unesco

The meetings of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network for Culture, Tourism and Development comes within the framework of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme launched in 1992 being an effective tool for the North – South and South – South co-operation through the enhancement of capacities, education and knowledge sharing between universities, research institutes, civil society partners, public and private sector.

This network can be seen as a platform for competences and co-operation for the Academics of the UNESCO Member States, in the field of Cultural Tourism. The UNESCO International Conventions and the conclusions of the International Conference on Cultural policies and sustainable development is the frame for the proposed actions.

The two first meetings of the UNITWIN network have been organized in Paris from 18 to 19 March 2005 and in Gréoux les Bains, Provence, France, from 11 to 12 May 2006 in cooperation with the University of Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, which is also the Coordinator of the network.