09 July 2015

World Heritage cooperation programme with business partners

The study compiled the existing business cooperation programmes in the Wadden Sea and analysed the feasibility of establishing a transnational World Heritage business cooperation programme. Such a programme would be an opportunity to develop a collaborative network across the entire property, connecting existing programmes and developing a coherent set of standards and engage different business sectors in World Heritage.

06 July 2015

Study on touristic bird watching offers

The study "Offers and marketing of touristic bird watching in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination" analyses available bird watching offers and gives practice examples as well as further recommendations for tour providers, regions and destinations concerning among others marketing, communication, partnerships, accessibility, sustainability and arrangements in order to help to tap the potential of bird watching tours.

30 June 2015

Guidelines World Heritage Package Tours

The guideline for the development of World Heritage package tours is a tool to enhance sustainable tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination. The guidelines were developed as a pilot project for the Lower Saxon region as an exampe to formulate concrete guidance how the World Heritage status can be applied by tourism stakeholders.

30 June 2015

New teaching resource for sustainable tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage

Tourism and Nature Conservation – Does this go together? The “World Heritage Teaching Kit – Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea” deals with these and further questions in 6 learning stations designed for pupils in lower secondary education.

30 June 2015

Animated Film: Wadden Sea World Heritage - A unique experience

The new animated film “Wadden Sea World Heritage – A unique experience” explains why the Wadden Sea is so special that it is of global importance, and how visitors can experience it in a nature-friendly way.

18 May 2015

Visit new website for latest news

The website for the 2014 - 2020 programming period is now launched. Please visit for the latest programme news.

15 May 2015

Tourism and nature conservation strengthen collaboration in the Wadden Sea World Heritage

At a one-day final project conference in Hamburg on 12 May 2015, representatives of the three Wadden Sea states, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands as well as stakeholders from the business and conservation communities discussed the results of the transnational PROWAD project and explored the possibility of continuing this collaboration in the future.

21 April 2015

Record number of project ideas submitted

20 April marked the deadline for submission of project ideas for project developers interested in a feedback session with secretariat staff. The turnout of 81 ideas submitted was the best in programme history. 

20 April 2015

Great interest in the North Sea Conference 2015

Three weeks after registration opened, 170+ participants have already signed up for our annual conference in Assen, the Netherlands, 16 - 18 June. Join us by signing up today.

08 April 2015

Request feedback on your project idea by 20 April

Have you submitted a project idea and wish to get feedback from the secretariat? Then let us know by 20 April at the latest.

01 April 2015

Register now for the North Sea Conference 2015

Want to join 500 policy makers and project developers at this year's major North Sea Region event? Now is your chance. Registration for the North Sea Conference 2015 in Assen 16 - 18 June is open!

27 March 2015

Presentations from Interwork event now available

Presentations from the Interwork event in Hamburg 25 - 26 March are now available online.

18 March 2015

Overview of project ideas for 2014 - 2020

A lot of new ideas are brewing in the North Sea Region project community prior to our Interwork event in Hamburg next week and the opening of the first VB call on 27 April.

10 March 2015

PROWAD at ITB 2015 - the world's leading tourism fair

For the first time, the Wadden Sea World Heritage was jointly presented by all three countries at this year's ITB Berlin, the world’s leading tourism fair, held from 4-8 March 2015. We were represented with a booth and a large photo exhibition in the sustainable tourism hall, as well as at panel discussions and stage presentations. In addition, every day one of the various partners presented examples of how World Heritage can be experienced in their region.

09 March 2015

Promising show of interest prior to Interwork event

No less than 31 project ideas will be presented and peer reviewed at the upcoming Interwork event for project developers in Hamburg 25 - 26 March.  

03 March 2015

Registration closed: First call event in Hamburg

Registration for our Interwork event in Hamburg 25 - 26 March is now closed.

19 February 2015

Registration open: First call event in Hamburg

Registration is now open for our Interwork event for the first call of the VB Programme in Hamburg 25 - 26 March.

09 February 2015

Dryport and DANS Cluster in THE UPSHOT 6

THE UPSHOT 6 is now available with a presentation of the Dryport and DANS Cluster projects.

06 February 2015

Mark your calendars: First call announcement for the VB Programme

Do you have a great idea for a new VB North Sea Region Programme project? Then mark your calendars: The first call for applications for the VB Programme opens on 27 April.

27 January 2015

Last chance to contribute to the North Sea Conference 2015

At the North Sea Conference 2015 we plan to inspire, motivate, innovate and create. And we would like for you to help us. If you want to contribute, please express your interest by 31 January.

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