Organization of World Heritage Cities
Asia-Pacific Regional Secretariat

Living World Heritage Cities
with Life, History and Creation


Call for papers for the 2024 OWHC-AP World Heritage Cities Youth Forum

Date : 2024-04-12


OWHC-AP at the city of Gyeongju is inviting participants for the Youth Forum on the theme of “Enhancing Accessibility for Sustainable Development of World Heritage Cities” targeting university students in the Asia-Pacific region, in collaboration with the ICOMOS Korea, to foster sustainable development of World Heritage and nurture the next generation of World Heritage experts.



1. The theme of research paper

- Our Heritage, Our Future: Enhancing Accessibility for Sustainable Development of World Heritage Cities


2. Eligibility

A. Teams or individuals consisting of undergraduate or graduate students (master’s program) from domestic or overseas universities, with a maximum of two members.

B. No specific major required.

However, applicants must be within one year of completion. In the case of integrated master's and doctoral programs, applicants can apply until their second year.

“Domestic” and “Overseas” classifications are based on the location of the applicant’s institution, not the nationality of the applicant. For example, if the address of the institution is in Korea, the applicant is considered domestic.



3. Competition Schedule

 (1) Application and Research Proposal Submission: From Monday, April 15th to Friday, April 26th, 2024

 (2) Selection of Research Proposals (6 teams from domestic and 4 teams from overseas): In May 2024 (individual notification)

 (3) Expert Consultation: In May 2024

 (4) Paper Submission: Friday, June 14th, 2024

     * Note: The length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages, including tables, figures, plates, photographs, and references.

 (5) Announcement of Selected Presenters for the Final Forum: Friday, July 12th, 2024

 (6) Submission of Presentation PPT: Friday, July 19th, 2024

 (7) Final Youth Forum Presentation (in English): Friday, August 2nd, 2024

  The above schedule is subject to change.



* Application and Research Proposal Submission

 - From April 15th(Mon) to 4pm on April 26th(Fri), 2024 (KST)


4. How to Apply

 - Please download and fill out the attached application form, and submit it via E-mail(

5. Contact Information

 - Responsible Personnel of the ICOMOS Kora Committee Youth Forum

   ▶ Tel : +82-2-720-4867

    E-mail :


* For more details, please refer to the attached documents.