Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO

23 element(s)

Intangible cultural heritage and tertiary education
05-12-2017Jeju (Republic of Korea)

12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee
04/09-12-2017Jeju Island (Republic of Korea)

Regional meeting: Cooperation mechanisms for intangible heritage and higher education
21/22-11-2017Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Stakeholders’ meeting
26-10-2017Abuja (Nigeria)

Information and exchange session for the members of the Intergovernmental Committee
03-10-2017Paris (France)

Workshop on participatory inventory methodology in eastern Guatemala
25-09-2017Esquipulas, Chiquimula (Guatemala)

Training of trainers workshop for the European chapter of the global facilitators’ network
18/22-09-2017Sofia (Bulgaria)

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Training of trainers workshop for the European chapter of the global facilitators’ network

In the context of the global capacity-building programme for the effective implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the workshop intends to expand the regional chapter of the programme’s facilitators’ network and strengthen its delivery capacity to respond to capacity-building needs in European and, in particular, Eastern European countries. UNESCO is organizing the workshop thanks to the generous support of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the funds from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.

The training content and methodology will take into account recommendations of the recent global programme strategy meeting held in Bangkok in March 2017. The strategy meeting highlighted the need for a stronger focus on strengthening institutional capacities at national level, the development of national networks of trainers and consideration of the changing role of facilitators, which has evolved from delivering training workshops to providing advisors, acting as mediators and as resource persons concerning all matters related to the implementation of the Convention.

Accordingly, the Sofia training workshop will: 1) analyse the lessons learned to date from implementing UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme in Europe; 2) strengthen participants’ knowledge and competencies required to be a facilitator in the network; 3) provide hands-on experience using the UNESCO capacity-building curriculum, including the recently developed materials on elaborating safeguarding plans.


  • Background Note: English
  • List of participants: English
  • Programme: English
  • Workshop objectives: English in preparation
  • The UNESCO Capacity-Building Programme : English in preparation
  • The Convention with a focus on the European context: English in preparation

Fifth meeting of category 2 centres in the field of intangible cultural heritage
10/12-09-2017Shiraz (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

Safeguarding Nigeria’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: Workshop on preparation of nomination files to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists and the preparation of request for International Assistance.
26/30-06-2017Abuja (Nigeria)

Strengthening the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: sub-regional training workshop for facilitators from Central Asia
19/23-06-2017Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Santa Apolonia pottery pilot inventory
12-06-2017/31-08-2017Santa Apolonia (Guatemala)

Community-based inventorying to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage in western Guatemala
05/09-06-2017Santa Apolonia, Guatemala (Guatemala)

Community based Inventorying in Eastern Region of Mongolia
01-06-2017/13-10-2017Khentii (Mongolia)

Integrating intangible cultural heritage in education: Intersectoral meeting with Education Institutes and programmes
17/19-05-2017Paris (France)

Developing Safeguarding plans
16/20-04-2017Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Workshop on community-based inventorying in the context of implementing the 2003 Convention in Eritrea
03/18-04-2017Asmara (Eritrea)

Capacity-building workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Guatemala
03/07-04-2017Guatemala (Guatemala)

Third expert group meeting on cultural contexts of health and well-being
13/14-03-2017Paris (France)

Envisioning the future of the global capacity-building programme and its facilitators’ network - Strategy meeting with facilitators
06/09-03-2017Bangkok (Thailand)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Fiji
20/24-02-2017Suva (Fiji)

Community-based inventorying workshop with the Bida community
20/24-02-2017Niger State (Nigeria)