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 : 49 elements corresponding to 11 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
Uilleann pipingIreland

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpain

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpain

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
FlamencoSpain
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgium
Human towersSpain
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aubusson tapestryFrance
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BincheBelgium
Mystery play of ElcheSpain
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Patum of BergaSpain
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France
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