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

  • An Overview of Ecolabels for Small to Medium Sized Tourism Enterprises

    Overview of a substantial proportion of relevant ecolabels for small and medium-sized tourism enterprises and excerpt of the report “Ecolabelling for tourism enterprises. What, why and how”.

  • Barriers for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site: An exploratory study

    The project partners have compiled a report on what hinders small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to shift to more sustainable solutions.

  • Ecolabelling for tourism enterprises – What, why and how

    What are ecolabels, why are they useful, and how can they be used – those are the questions answered by the desk study. The report was released by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

  • Nature Business Community Development Toolkit

    Nature-Business and Community development canvas to enhance sustainable practice.

  • North Sea Sustainable Innovation Challenge – White Paper

    The North Sea Sustainable Innovation Challenge 2022 called for ideas that contribute to social, economic, environmental and heritage development in the North Sea region. The concept is outlined in a white paper.

  • PROWAD Link asks. SMEs answer.

    Videos showcase the businesses’ stories, visions, and resilience in face of uncertainty during the first year of the pandemic.

  • Sustainable businesses in touristic nature areas

    Stories of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) on how they incorporate the responsibility of protecting the nature area around them into their enterprises.

  • Added Value of Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination

    Summary of selected results from the trilateral Wadden Sea visitor survey and presentation of best-practice examples from all PROWAD Link pilot areas.

  • Dark Sky background analysis

    A background analysis on sustainable and nature-friendly dark sky tourism.

  • Fact sheet: Tourism and Nature – Key Market Trends and Important Implications for SMEs

    Desk research study “Tourism and Nature – Key Market Trends and Important Implications for SMEs” – as full study and as result overview in form of fact sheets.

Materials from networks


Trilateral Dark Sky Initiative

  • Trilateral Vision on Dark Sky over the Wadden Sea
    Cristina Nazzari
  • The day has eyes, the night has ears - Collection of Stories
    Cristina Nazzari

    Collection of Wadden Sea stories on dark sky. 

    The brochure is available in the Dutch, German and Danish: Duistere verhalen - Programma naar een Rijke Waddenzee

    The brochure has been commissioned by the Programme Towards a Rich Wadden Sea and supported by the Interreg Project Prowad Link. 

  • Influence of Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Wadden Sea World Heritage
    Cristina Nazzari

    A scientific literature review of the known effect of artificial light at night on organisms and ecosystems in the Wadden Sea or similar habitats. The document collects the most important existing literature, highlights existing knowledge gaps and provides brief recommendations to mitigate these effects.

Sediment Solutions

  • Where Mud Matters
    Cristina Nazzari

    The report provides the first silt balance assessment for the trilateral Wadden Sea.

Partnership Hub

  • Wadden Sea Funding Guide
    Cristina Nazzari

    The Wadden Sea Funding Guide features a wealth of funding opportunities to support the collaborative, cross-sectoral trilateral work aligned with the core objectives of the trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage partnership. It aims to provide professional assistance with the task of navigating through the wide range of programmes and associated sea of documentation of potential relevance to the Trilateral WSWH Partnership. The mapping of the funding guide draws multiple pathways for relevant activities, actions, and funding in different topics and scenarios which are relevant for many sectors.  It also provides first hints to help manage the project development complex process. The Funding Guide is an important instrument that will support the Trilateral Partnership activities also beyond the Prowad Link project life-time and within the framework of the EU funding period 2021-2027.

PROWAD LINK - Protect and Prosper

  • Trilateral Visitor Survey
  • PROWAD Link Introduction

Protect and Prosper in the Wadden Sea World Heritage

  • Integration of Sustainable Development and World Heritage Convention - Policy Paper, World Heritage Convention, 2015

Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC)

  • Wadden Sea Quality Status Report Introduction
    Gregor Schmidt

    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.