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.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 14 elements corresponding to 19 countries

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2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ommegang of Brussels, an annual historical procession and popular festivalBelgium

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia

2014

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

Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgium
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BincheBelgium
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France
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