Stowarzyszenie Serfenta


Contact: +48 507 933 191
Postal address: ul. Srebrna 1 43-400 Cieszyn
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Czechia, Norway, Poland

URL: https://www.serfenta.pl

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To become an advisory and meeting point for intangible cultural heritage diversity, its practitioners and communities, for researchers and safeguarding institutions.

To develop regional and international collaborations among different cultural fields, organizations and professionals; to produce activities which create dialogue between arts, science and education, including artist residencies, workshops, exped

Year of creation: 2006

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization
- other

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

Relevant projects or initiatives
1. Non-formal transmission of knowledge is provided through the program ‘Live like a local’ with guided tours of the historical town of Aizpute, of SERDE 18th century houses and workshops involving local inhabitants who have stories and specific traditional skills to share. These safeguarding activities teach the local community and visitors how to evaluate their cultural heritage and to preserve it. They began with the project “Living with cultural heritage’ (2016-2018) of the Central Baltic program.
2. The ICH workshops are educational programs for the general public, organized at the
SERDE Center and upon request. They are often presented during festivals of traditional culture. Young people are invited to participate in documentation and data processing. The annual Art and Craft Market ‘Applethink’ combines various ICH workshops for different audiences, including traditional ceramic and local food programs especially designed for families with young children.
3. SERDE provides several annual educational and training programs for the community
and other groups to learn about traditional skills such as wood restoration, ancient beer brewing and foraging for the ingredients of herbal teas.