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

36 element(s)

13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee
26-11-2018/01-12-2018Port Louis (Mauritius)

Community-based inventorying and preparation of nomination files workshops
06/14-11-2018Victoria (Seychelles)

Virtual conference – safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through technical and vocational education and training
29-10-2018/07-11-2018Online (France)

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Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through technical and vocational education and training (TVET)

Virtual conference on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum from 29 October to 7 November 2018

Moderated by Panas Karampampas and Wouter de Regt


From 29 October to 7 November, 2018 the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section and UNESCO-UNEVOC will co-host a virtual conference on ‘Integrating the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in technical and vocational education and training (TVET)’. The conference, which comes under the new programme on ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education’, will explore the links between ICH and TVET.

The conference will be held on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum: an online discussion board where people from around the world can share information and knowledge about different aspects of TVET. Participants in the conference can read and post comments on the discussion boards—over the 10 days of the conference they can participate as much or as little as they like, logging in whenever suites their schedule.

Intended outcomes

At the end of this virtual conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is and the roles of the communities, groups and individuals in designing and delivering TVET programmes on ICH
  • Recognize the links between ICH and TVET and the role of different TVET stakeholders in integrating ICH safeguarding into TVET
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges safeguarding ICH presents to TVET and ICH stakeholders

Structure and sequencing

The virtual conference is founded on five topics. These topics will be ‘opened’ for discussion on the following days:

  • Monday, 29 October - Topic 1: Understanding intangible cultural heritage
    • Webinar: Introduction to ICH and its stakeholders
  • Tuesday, 30 October - Topic 2: Exploring the links between ICH and TVET
  • Thursday, 1 November - Topic 3: Opportunities and challenges of safeguarding ICH though TVET
  • Monday, 5 November - Topic 4: Empowering the communities through ICH and TVET

Join the virtual conference

Participation is open to anyone with an interest in ICH and TVET. You will need to have a UNEVOC account to participate in the conference: you can register here for a UNEVOC account. Once you have a UNEVOC account, you can sign up to join the virtual conference. Any questions about registration can be directed to w.de-regt@unesco.org

The virtual conference will be in English. However, all of the documents will be available in French, and French and Spanish speaking participants can use the built-in translation feature to follow discussions and to contribute in their languages.

kick-off meeting ” Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in urban contexts”
22/23-10-2018UNESCO Headquarters (France)

Extensive training on community-based inventory on the ICH concept
15/19-10-2018Dakar (Senegal)

Community-based inventorying workshop in Lamu
08/12-10-2018Lamu (Kenya)

Information and exchange session for the members of the Intergovernmental Committee
02-10-2018Paris (France)

Training Workshop on Community-Based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Elaborating Nomination Files under the Mechanisms of the 2003 UNESCO Convention
26-09-2018/03-10-2018Pyongyang (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for decision makers
23/24-09-2018Khartoum (Sudan)

Supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage. Training of trainers for the facilitators from Europe.
17/21-09-2018Sofia (Bulgaria)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for national experts, local associations and communities
16/20-09-2018Khartoum (Sudan)

Closing workshop for the project ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia’
12-09-2018Rabat (Morocco)

Training of trainers on Community based inventorying in Egypt
02/06-09-2018Cairo (Egypt)

Workshop on developing policies in the field of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding
26/30-08-2018Cairo (Egypt)

Training of trainers workshop for facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region
02/06-07-2018Hangzhou (China)

Final consultation and validation meeting of the multi-year national strategy for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage
28/29-06-2018Tunis (Tunisia)

Training of trainers workshop for facilitators from Central Asia
25/28-06-2018Almaty (Kazakhstan)

National workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention in the Comoros
25/29-06-2018Moroni, Comoros (Comoros)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for instructors
24/27-06-2018Cairo (Egypt)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for decision makers, members of the consultative platform and high-level officials
19/21-06-2018Cairo (Egypt)

National workshop on the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
18/21-06-2018Djibouti (Djibouti)

Sixth meeting of category 2 centres in the field of intangible cultural heritage
07-06-2018Paris (France)

7th session of the General Assembly
04/06-06-2018Paris (France)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
28-05-2018/01-06-2018Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention
08/17-05-2018Libreville (Gabon)

Training for Bangladesh on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
06/10-05-2018Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention and community-based inventorying in South Sudan
03/11-05-2018Juba, South Sudan (South Sudan)

Workshop on safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage
25-04-2018Guatemala city (Guatemala)

Training workshop for surveyors (1972 and 2003 Conventions)
19/20-04-2018Bertoua (Cameroon)

Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage with Young People in Kyrgyzstan
09/13-04-2018Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Second Consultation meeting on the elaboration of a national strategy for intangible cultural heritage
06-04-2018Tunis (Tunisia)

Training workshop on intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development
02/05-04-2018Tunis (Tunisia)

Capacity-building Workshop on Preparing Nomination Files and International Assistance Request
19/28-02-2018Asmara (Eritrea)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
05/09-02-2018Dnipetrovsk (Ukraine)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
22/26-01-2018Ljubljana (Slovenia)

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