Denmark is obligated, under the terms stipulated by the World Heritage Convention, to examine whether we believe we have (new) places that possess a significance that extends beyond ourselves and which we therefore can commit ourselves to preserving and telling others about in the context of an international forum.
New Danish sites
This is precisely what The Heritage Agency of Denmark has been working with during the spring of 2009. In revising the Danish list of tentative candidates, we have made every effort to ensure that we are considering only the nomination of places that will genuinely add new merit and value to the existing list rather than merely representing “more of the same.”
There are no guarantees that the newly suggested candidates will be approved for inclusion on the World Heritage List. It is, of course, the World Heritage Committee that must make its decision on the basis of certain stringent requirements and criteria.
In front of us and the suggested places in question now lies, first, a comprehensive effort to describe and justify why it is precisely these sites we have chosen as prospective candidates for inclusion on the World Heritage List and, also, the presentation of a plan for how we intend to protect the sites in question.
On this website, you can read more about the Danish candidates nominated for this prestigious title.