The Slovak Tentative List
The inscription of individual cultural, natural or mixed sites on the World Heritage List is preceeded by a complex process. This process begins on the national level. It fully depends on each country itself to determine which site it will nominate for inscription to the World Heritage List. On the other hand, the nominated properties must follow certain criteria:
1. They must have outstanding universal value.
2. They must meet at least one of the ten selection criteria set by UNESCO (http://whc.unesco.org/en/criteria/).
3. Before their nomination, they must be inscribed on the country’s Tentative List.
The Tentative List is a kind of “inventory” of properties. Its importance lies in the fact that if a certain nominated property is not inscribed on the Tentaive List of the related country, the World Heritage Committee cannot consider the nomination in question.
The Tentative List of the Slovak Republic:
- Gemer and Abov churches with medieval wall paintings (1995),
- Limes Romanus – The Roman antique monuments on Middle Danube (2002),
- The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (2002),
- Tokaj Wine Region (2002),
- The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Košice City (2002),
- System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno – Komárom (2002),
- Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulčice – Church of St. Margaret at Kopčany (2007);
- Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (2002),
- Karst Valleys of Slovakia (2002),
- Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (2002),
- Geyser in Herľany (2002),
- Original Meadow – Pasture Sites of Slovakia (2002);
- Natural and Cultural Landscape of the Danube Region (2002);
For more information see: http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/state=sk