‘Young Peoples’ Participation in World Heritage Education’ was initiated by UNESCO in 1994. The aim of the project is to increase local knowledge about world heritage, about the World Heritage List and about the Convention on the protection of the World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage and the World Heritage sites world wide, preservation, the threats against heritage etc. The main tool for the implementation of this programme is an educational resource kit for teachers "World Heritage in Young Hands".
In 2006 the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO produced an enlarged and revised, Lithuanian version of the educational resource kit for teachers "World Heritage in Young Hands". Beside new articles presenting World Heritage sites in Lithuania and its neighbouring countries the Lithuanian version contains a genuinly new section on Intangible Heritage with description of concrete traditions proclaimed Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Cutural Heritage of the Humanity. The publication was distrubuted for free to all schools in Lithuania. From spring 2007 practical seminars for techers on how to use the new methodological material have started. The material is implemented in Lithuanian schools within the framework of the Education for Sustainable Development national programme.
On the occasion of the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Vilnius 8-16 July 2006, the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO with the support of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre organized the Baltic Youth Workshop on World Heritage (3-8 July 2006, Vilnius).