Professor Carmine Gambardella, UNESCO Chairholder on Landscape, Cultural Heritage and Territorial Governance, President and CEO of the Benecon University Consortium, including five Italian Universities, ( has the pleasure to inform you that the UNESCO Chair at Benecon has developed a Web-GIS, including all the geographic data and information related to the UniTwin/UNESCO Chairs, Worldwide.

We have retained information from the UNESCO database and geo-localized each UNESCO Chair in order to find it on a Web-GIS platform and create a global network. The Web-GIS platform makes it possible to find geographical information, which can favourite international cooperation and also contribute to strengthening North-South-South cooperation, and collaborate around the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

Through Web-GIS, it is possible to create thematic maps for scientific sectors or areas of interest and joint programmes, which can facilitate the search of partners involved in common goals.

The Web-GIS includes information not included in the UniTwin Platform for around 40% of the 830 UNESCO Chairs and UniTwin cooperation programmes in over 110 UNESCO Member States. Moreover, the interested UNESCO Chairs can update the platform sending additional information to the UNESCO Chair at Benecon to

Access to WebGISIt is possible via the link:

The UNESCO Chair at Benecon offers free online courses in line with its topic of excellence Landscape, Cultural Heritage and Territorial Governance regarding Italian scientific researches, operative projects and best practices carried out in the last decade. In this framework the Benecon is looking for partnerships to share knowledge and educational expertise with UNESCO Chairs Worldwide.

Since 2003, the UNESCO Chair at Benecon has organised the International Forum of Studies ‘Le Vie dei Mercanti’ in Naples and Capri, in 2020 at its XVIII edition by the title ‘World Heritage and Contamination’. The Forum encouraged the development of an International Scientific Community of around seven thousand Researchers and Professors in all the Countries: