insitu World Heritage consulting provides a platform to find the right expertise for your questions concerning World Heritage.insitu offers a large variety of services concerning UNESCO World Heritage. We advise not only on the entire World Heritage nomination process, but as well on the infrastructural set-up of national World Heritage administrations and sites.
insitu offers advice for national and international bodies
- on the Outstanding Universal Value,
- on the Periodic Reporting process,
- Heritage Impact Assessment,
- on funding opportunities (Creative Europe, Horizon 2020, EEA ..),
- on the Global Strategy
The partners publish articles, teach at Universities and work for private companies. All our partners involved in World Heritage have a deep understanding of the process(es) and a strong personal interest in the matter.
As for most experts in World Heritage, no one works exclusively for insitu but contributes with her/his specific knowledge and expertise. We understand our approach as to be able to give access to the pertinent information you are looking for. We have a multinational, -lingual and thematic background comprising architects, urban geographers, historians, biologists, specialists in project management and in spatial data infrastructures.
Each individual expert has worked at least 10 years on World Heritage issues and follows closely the ongoing development. The people behind insitu realise that there is a poor understanding of World Heritage and the involved processes with many stakeholders and of those interested. With the insitu platform we hope to offer help, a solution and information for everybody.
Do not hesitate to contact us, explain your matter, problem and/or pose a question.
We engage ourselves to put you in contact free of charge with the best expert that we know in the specific matter.
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- Consulting service within the application for European Heritage Label city of Paderborn: Human-Water-Culture
- Mapping of historic cultural landscape elements in 4 municipalities of district of Wetterau/Hesse/Germany: database, video, article (2022-2023)
- Green infrastructure Lippe, member of the team cultural landscape, E&E project of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
- application document Green Belt of Germany (former iron curtain) for the new German Tentative List, article
In 2019, Alexandra Kruse was appointed honorary monitor for the WH site Haithabu/Danewerk, DE, EN, DK.
Further information about Dr Alexandra Kruse, director of World Heritage:
- Mar 2023: "Firescapes Germany with some impressions from further countries, especially Russia" - working meeting of EUCALAND on Cyprus, host: Laona Foundation
- Jan 2023: "Reclamation landscapes Germany with some impressions from further countries" - online working meeting of EUCALAND
- Nov 2022: "Agricultural Landscape as Cultural Heritage" at Venice University (Italy)
- Jun 2021: "Dedicated to European Agricultural Landscapes" Farewell speech to Prof. Dr. Hans Renes, Utrecht University
- Mar 2021: 4 participative presentations for pupils: UNESCO World Heritage - participation" at Lycée Franco-Allemand Buc (France)
- Dec 2020, Jan 2021 presentations for parents: UNESCO World Heritage in Germany - eine Bilderreise" at international German School Paris (iSDP) as Video-conference.
- 16 Oct 2020 presentation "Old but not old fashioned: Agricultural Landscapes as European Heritage and basis for sustainable multifunctional farming so earn a living” at 20th Anniversary Celebration of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) Cultivating the Continuity of European Landscapes New Challenges, Innovative Perspectives Florence, 16 -17 October 202016
- Oct 2020 Dr Alexandra Kruse chairs the special session "Governance of agricultural heritage systems"Oct 2020 Video-Poster "The European Baykal – regional development inspired by the European Landscape Convention", link
- 21 Feb 2020 Keynote speech "World Heritage sites as engine for regional sustainable development" at regional conference "From World heritage towards a World Heritage Region Haithabu and Danewerk“. Schleswig/Germany. Interested in our presentation? You'll find it here.16
- Dec 2020 presentation: UNESCO World Heritage in Frankreich - eine Bilderreise" at international German School Paris (iSDP) as Video-conference.
- 25 March 2019: "Inhabitants of protected sites: Awareness rising, opportunities, participation" INTERNATIONAL MASTER COURSE – FIRST LEVEL FAO GLOBALLY IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE SYSTEMS (GIAHS), Prato (near Florence)/Italy. Presentations as webinar
- 31 Jan 2019: "How to become a World Heritage Site?" - Dr. Alexandra Kruse speaks at TU Vienna, on invitation of ICOMOS-Austria, more information
Since 1st of July 2016, Bernd Paulowitz, together with Alexandra Kruse founding director of insitu was appointed as Hamburg's first World Heritage coordinator of the WH site "Speicherstadt with Kontorhaus district and Chilehaus (no 1467). Find some news about Bernd Paulowitz.
insitu World Heritage consulting was asked to participate together with about 90 international experts in the lately published "U.S. World Heritage Gap Study Report"
by US ICOMOS (2016). The report contains the summary of an online public participation survey on US American Heritage that was conducted in autumn 2015 and will be the basis of the New U.S. Tentative List that will be published by the end of 2016. Have a look on the discussed items and arguments and see Charleston/South-Carolina in several categories.
insitu World Heritage consulting participated in a widely received press conference on the 03/07/2015. insitu has been mandated by an Austrian initiative to work on the nomination dossier of the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße to the World Heritage list. A first step was taken with the inscription of the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße as national monument ensuring the adequate protection of this outstanding linear site. The site is the first in Austria to have a co-edited protection plan between the owner (GROHAG) and the national heritage protection office (BDA).