6th Meeting of the Informal Network of European National Commissions for UNESCO

UNESCO 6th Meeting of the Informal Network of European National Commissions for UNESCO


Welcome to the 6th Meeting of the Informal European Network of National Commissions for UNESCO

As announced last year and later postponed the Icelandic National Commission for UNESCO will host the next meeting of the Informal European Network of National Commissions for UNESCO.

The meeting will be co-hosted by the Canadian National Commission and in collaboration with the UK National Commission for UNESCO.
Participants invited are Secretaries-Generals of National Commissions plus maximum one.

It is our pleasure to hopefully welcome you to Reykjavík, Iceland, for the 6th Meeting of the Informal European Network of National Commissions for UNESCO from 8 to 10 May 2022 arriving on 7 May and leaving on 11 May.

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6th Meeting of the Informal Network of European National Commissions for UNESCO
Icelandair Hotel Natura, Reykjavík, Iceland, 8 – 11 May 2022



Saturday, 7 May

Participants arrive in Iceland.


Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Natura


We have reserved rooms for all participants and here is a link for booking:

Sunday, 8 May


Optional trip to the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark and the Blue Lagoon
During the trip, there will be a presentation about UNESCO Geoparks and the Blue Lagoon and a possibility of bathing in the lagoon.


12:00 – 17:15 (Approx 5 hrs trip)
12: 00 – a departure from Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

17:15 – back to Reykjavik from the Blue Lagoon (approx 45 min) – direct to the Opening Session at Perlan


The price for this tour is: ISK 9,000
Included: Bus tour with guide, and bathing in the Blue Lagoon



18:00-19:00 Opening Session at Perlan


Light refreshments and drinks.


After the opening and light refreshments, participants have free time to visit the Exhibition at Perlan Museum.


Free evening

Monday, 9 May


Full-day meeting


Venue: Icelandairhotel Natura


08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00 Opening of the meeting
09:05-10:30 Plenary /Special session / Working Groups
10:30-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-12:30 Special session / Working Groups
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Presentation / Best Practise
15:30-15:50 Coffee break
16:00-18:00 Working Groups
18:00-18:15 End of today meeting


19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at Satt Restaurant at Natura hotel

Tuesday, 10 May


Half-day meeting – Afternoon excursion


09:00-10:30 Plenary/Report of the Working Groups and Round Table
10:30-10:50 Coffee
10:50-12:00 Report of the Working Groups and Round Table
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Closing Session of the 6th Meeting of the Informal Network of European National Commissions for Unesco.
14:00 End of Session / Meeting


14:30 – Trip to Þingvellir World Heritage Site – Welcome and Introduction to the WH Site (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1152/)

17:00 – Trip continues to Geysir and Gullfoss

19:00 – Dinner at Hótel Geysir

21:00 Driving back to Reykjavík (1,5-hour drive)

Wednesday, 11 May


Departure of participants


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Registration is open


Included in the registration which is free of charge is;
Attendance to all meeting sessions, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches during meeting days, Opening session including light refreshments (not full dinner) on Sunday 8 May, dinner Monday 9 May at the hotel, excursion on Tuesday 10 May including dinner.


You are asked to register for the meeting as well as the social events and the excursion.


The excursion offered on Sunday 8 May is optional and the price is ISK 9,000. You can book that trip during the registration process and payment is required at the same time.


We also advice you to book the hotel soonest possible to ensure the availability.


We kindly ask you to register before April 8th.


Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Nauthólsvegur 52, 102 Reykjavik


Inside Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, you will find a warm and inviting atmosphere, filled with thoughtful details inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds the property. This is no cookie-cutter hotel. Reykjavik Natura embraces its legacy – its distinctly Icelandic roots, including works from local artists, the freshest local produce at Satt Restaurant and Natura Spa with its warm relaxing atmosphere.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is also the perfect location for those who love nature and the outdoors. Located in one of the greenest areas in Reykjavik, you can enjoy access to expansive stretches of biking, running, and walking trails as well as pathways. Reykjavik’s own Nautholsvik Geothermal beach area and the famous Perlan are also close by. The buzzing city center is within easy reach; just a few minutes away by car or bus or approximately a 20-minute walk.

For booking a room at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura we kindly ask you to click on this booking button/link here.



Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions: unesco2022@sena.is

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