As part of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee the German Commission for UNESCO organised in cooperation with the State of Rhineland-Palatinate and European Heritage Volunteers the World Heritage Young Experts Forum 2015. The Young Experts Forum was part of the World Heritage Education Programme of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and was financed by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

The World Heritage Young Experts Forum took place prior to the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in the World Heritage Cultural Landscape “Upper Middle Rhine Valley” and in Bonn, former capital of Germany, under the title “Towards a Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites”.

Young heritage experts from all around the world aged between 20 and 30 were invited to exchange ideas and provide input on how to manage World Heritage sites sustainable.