In April 2023, the University of Sarajevo (UNISA) actively participated in the UNESCO Annual World Culture Heritage Youth Symposium, held in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event, which took place from the 26th to the 30th of April, involved researchers from UNISA and targeted secondary school students and the general public.

The central theme of the World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023 was "Raising Awareness in a Digital Age." It encouraged students and teachers from around the world to actively engage with this topic by participating in various activities. High school students and educators were invited to present chosen world cultural heritage sites from both their own countries and from others. The Croatian symposium team, which included the Architectural-Geodetic Technical School from Split and the 4th Gymnasium from Zagreb, presented world cultural heritage sites from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The AeroSTREAM team from the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Electrical Engineering played a significant role in preparing materials for this symposium. The event was organized to coincide with the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and aimed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of "Education 2030." It received support from the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Policy for an Active Citizenship and Solidarity.

During their stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian AeroSTREAM team provided support to the Croatian team by capturing aerial photos and videos of the Old Bridge area in the Old City of Mostar and the Stećak Necropolis Radimlja area. These visuals were integrated into the final presentation. This event and collaboration aimed to raise awareness of the significance of world cultural heritage sites in the digital age.

Author: AeroSTREAM
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