29/03/2022 - 29/03/2022

International Assistance is at the very core of the 2003 Convention, as it enables an effective and sustainable way for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH). The international assistance mechanism provides dedicated financial and technical resources to States Parties to implement a wide range of projects for safeguarding ICH.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the number of International Assistance requests has decreased over the last two years. Nevertheless, a large part of the ICH Fund remains dedicated to international assistance to enable States Parties to strengthen their safeguarding initiatives.
In this context, the Living Heritage Entity will organize three informative sessions to present the aim of the International Assistance mechanism, the modalities and the process of application.
During the same encounters, the Toolkit for requesting International Assistance from the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will also be presented. This guideline introduces key concepts of the Convention and the eligibility and selection criteria of the ICH Fund and how to plan and monitor projects.
These three informative sessions will take place in March and are open to all stakeholders involved in the field of intangible cultural heritage and its safeguarding process, such as government officials, National Commissions, NGOs, universities, category II centres, civil society organizations and associations, among others.

To participate, please register here. The session will take place from 10:00 to 12:00 (Paris time) - African, Arab and Central and Eastern European regions. Interpretation will be available in French and English.