Associació Institut del Patrimoni Cultural Immaterial (IPACIM)


Contact: +34 933021108
Postal address: Espolsa-sacs, 4 08002 Barcelona
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Spain


Year of creation: 2015

Safeguarding measures:

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

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

IPACIM continues the work of the extincted Heritage Department of the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia, an accredited NGO from 2010 to 2014, whose former chief is today the Director General of the IPACIM.


1. Contribute to the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. 2. Promote the application of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the lntangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. 3. Promote the contribution of intangible cultural heritage in cultural diversity, creativity human rights and sustainable development. 4. Disseminate the intangible cultural heritage. 5. Promote scientific, technical and artistic studies, and research methodologies for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. 6. To advise institutions and public organisms for the elaborat¡on of safeguard policies of intangible cultural heritage. 7. Advise entities, public and private, regarding the adoption of the necessary measures for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. B. Promote collaboration among institutions, experts, associations, bearers and any other interested social agent, for the application of the Convention for the Safeguard of the lntangible Cultural Heritage. 9. Advise the educational community on issues of knowledge, appreciation, respect and transmission of intangible cultural heritage. 10. Collaborate with other associations, entities and institutions that work and ensure conservation, study, dissemination and promotion of cultural heritage, and especially the intangible cultural heritage. 11. Collaborate with the communities, groups and individuals who are bearers, in safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage. 12. Work together with tourism agents in the promotion and preservation of intangible cultural heritage.