To promote European cemeteries as a fundamental part of the heritage of the humanity.

Our Estate Preserved: Sustainable management of military cemeteries Dialogue and debate 25-26 APRIL 2018, YPRES (BELGIUM)


Created at the end of the First World War many of our cemeteries and memorials are now nearly 100 years old. They are now rightly regarded as historic sites with a significant national and international heritage value. 

In order to further preserve these historic sites and their value for the next 100 years, major investments into preservation-oriented maintenance and restoration practices are made. 
We are aware that our partner organizations have the same objectives and are therefore faced with similar challenges as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and expertise and help us to manage our historic estate to the highest standards whilst respecting local and national variations. 
One of the key aims of the conference is the opportunity for participants to discuss and debate these challenging topics. Your suggestions for additional topics and issues are also welcome. 
We will send the final conference programme early April. 


Our Estate Preserved. Sustainable management of military cemeteries 
Dialogue and debate 
25-26 APRIL 2018, YPRES (BELGIUM) 


The main objectives of the conference will be: 
Presenting the global trends in the sustainable management of military cemeteries with focus on some key issues as the use of pesticides and biocides and the challenges of cleaning historic structures with presentations by leading industry experts, followed by an open forum debate. 
Become strong partners in the management of our historic estate by sharing best practices; unifying our forces and mutual support. 

Declaration of intent for future collaboration. 



The number of representatives per organization is limited to 3 attendees. 

For more information and confirmation of your participation, please contact Ms. Charlotte Duthoo (charlotte.duthoo@cwgc.org).