Report shows safeguarding living heritage in technical and vocational education and training a promising new area

5 April 2019

A new report published by UNESCO shows that safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is a pertinent, yet unexplored, topic. Moreover, TVET institutions could become important places for transmission of intangible cultural heritage.

The report presents the outcomes of a recent virtual conference on ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through TVET’ jointly organized by the Living Heritage Entity and UNESCO-UNEVOC. During the conference, more than 300 participants from 83 countries discussed topics including understanding intangible cultural heritage, exploring the links between intangible cultural heritage and TVET as well as opportunities and challenges of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in TVET. The final report from this innovative online conference is now available.

The conference marks a first step towards further understanding the relationship between living heritage and TVET and future collaboration in this area.