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

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 below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.





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Results : 38 elements corresponding to 21 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina
Spring celebration, HıdrellezThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Turkey

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural HeritageBulgaria

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ojkanje singingCroatia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
DoinaRomania
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Albanian folk iso-polyphonyAlbania
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria
Căluş ritualRomania
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