This section pools all material connected to the platform. Under fundamental documents you will find helpful publications, websites, videos, and photos on partnering for Wadden Sea World Heritage. Underneath, materials shared in your groups, the networks of t he platform, and materials uploaded by yourself are listed.

Fundamental documents

  • Exchange platform user guidelines

    This document gives some instructions to registered users on how to utilise the platform's functions.

  • TENS - Resource website on Tourism, Enterprises, Sustainability

    The TENS website is a resource pool for sustainable tourism entrepreneurship available online. PROWAD Link aims at seeding an eco-friendly business culture and practising the philosophy of sustainable development for small tourism businesses. This vision led to the development of, a resource web page for enterprises, teachers, students, and others interested in sustainable entrepreneurship, particularly within the tourism sector. The recognition of the importance of sustainable development capacity building across the sector and appropriate skills and expertise are focal for fuelling the momentum of change within SMEs.


  • Wadden Sea Funding Guide

    Analysis of funding opportunities for future project activities of the Trilateral Partnership in support of the UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage Site

  • Wadden Sea Quality Status Report Introduction

    Since 1999, the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC) between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands has periodically produced Wadden Sea Quality Status Reports (QSR) describing and evaluating the current ecological status of the Wadden Sea. The QSRs identify changes in this status and their possible causes, classify issues of concern and indicate possible measures of amelioration, including evaluation of the likely effectiveness of these measures. They also indicate gaps in our knowledge. The QSRs are based upon the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP). The programme and the reports were key elements in achieving the inscription of major parts of the cooperation area on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Webinar videos on PROWAD Link publications

    Recorded webinars on brand audit, funding guide, visitor survey, tourism radar, and the North Sea Sustainable Innovation Challenge,

  • Partnership Hub Wadden Sea - Vison, Mission, and Principles

    The first concept for the Partnership outlines its purpose, vision, mission, and objectives.

  • Taking Stock: An Inventory of existing Partnership Programmes at North Sea region World Heritage Sites and Protected Areas

    An inventory of all existing partnership programmes in the project’s pilot regions of the Wadden Sea (DK, D, NL), Geirangerfjord (NO), Wash & North Norfolk coast (UK)

  • Trilateral Partnership Hub - Memorandum of Understanding

    Memorandum of Understanding on forming the strategic, multi-stakeholder “Trilateral Partnership in support of the UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage”.

  • Wadden Sea World Heritage anniversary bike tour

    Impressions of the June 2019 bike tour across the three Wadden Sea countries on the occasion of the Wadden Sea World Heritage’s ten-year anniversary

  • Adapting to Covid-19: How local tourism businesses cope

    Stories of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) on coping strategies and solutions they developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Materials from networks


International Wadden Sea School

  • Education for Sustainable Development Goals: learning objectives
    Gregor Schmidt

    UNESCO has been promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) since 1992. It led the UN Decade for ESD from 2005 to 2014 and is now spearheading its follow-up, the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD.The momentum for ESD has never been stronger. Global issues – such as climate change – urgently require a shift in our lifestyles and a transformation of the way we think and act. To achieve this change, we need new skills, values and attitudes that lead to more sustainable societies.