International Academy on Sustainable Development



Capacity building workshop on the management of UNESCO designated sites for sustainable development

The International Academy on Sustainable Development is a capacity building program ideated and implemented by the Research Centre Silvia Santagata – Ebla (CSS-Ebla) and UNESCO through the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (based in Venice, Italy).


Launched as a pilot program in occasion of the IIIrd International Forum on Local Economic Development in 2015, in collaboration with the United Nations System Staff College and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, the Academy is based in the city of Torino (Italy), which counts three different UNESCO designations.


Main objective of the program is to contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals, through an effective advancement of institutional and professional capacities of managing authorities and relevant operators from UNESCO designated sites.


The Academy focuses on the following UNESCO designations:



Beside the training activities, the Academy also promotes a Community of good management practices in UNESCO designated areas, an international cooperative network of site managers, operators and practitioners committed to disseminate sustainable practices of territorial and community management.



With the patronage of





Supporting agencies: