Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

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Results : 22 elements corresponding to 18 countries


Biocultural programme for the safeguarding of the tradition of the Blessed Palm in Venezuela
Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible Heritage
Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic project
Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum
Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in Pekalongan
Fandango's Living Museum
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmission
Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region
Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologies
Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of Montseny
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern context
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in Flanders
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraft
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, Andalusia
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and Peru
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály concept
Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace building
Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raising
Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage
Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, Mexico