The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
- Text of the Convention in six officials languages and in more than 20 other languages.
- Operational Directives, guiding text of the implementation of the Convention.
- Forms for nominations, proposals and requests for assistance, as well as the annual deadlines for submission.
- List of States Parties .
- Kit of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
- Resources on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
- « A talk with…MedLiHer for the protection of the living heritage in the Mediterranean», published in the Newsletter of the Euromed Heritage, “Connecting” No. 5, June.2010 (English).
- A documentary about the MedLiHer project.
Workshops organized in Syria* in connection with the conduct of assessments on the state:
- Samir Al-Zoubi, «Find our intangible heritage and protect it from loss», esyria.sy, Syria, 22-01-2010 (Arabic).
- Milda Shwikani, « Project MedLiHer much of the heritage is threatened», Al-Baath newspaper, Syria 28-01-2010 (Arabic).
- Ranya Al-Hasan « Mediterranean living heritage project at a seminar at the Al-Assad library», Al-Thawrah newspaper, Syria, 26-01-2010 (Arabic).
MedLiHer Phase II evaluation meeting, Cairo, Egypt, 28-30 November 2010:
- Hagar Deyab, « Project for the Protection of the Mediterranean Heritage, under the auspices of the European Union in Cairo », in Al-Ahram al-Masayi, Egypt December 2010 (Arabic).
- ENPI info Centre : «Mediterranean Living Heritage project meets to plan the way forward », 23-11-2010 (English|French|Arabic).
Euromed Heritage 4, a program of the European Commission
- Euromed Heritage.
- The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), applies to the immediate neighbors by land or sea, of the Union. It aims at strengthening the prosperity, stability and security of all its neighbors and offers a privileged relationship based on mutual commitment to common values.
- The Directorate General for EuropeAid Development and Cooperation is responsible for elaborating EU policies on development and provide assistance to the EU in the world through projects and programs.
- ENPI info Centre supports the activities of information and communication on the ENPI (European Neighborhood and Partnership), with a section devoted to the Euromed region.
- Émilie Sueur,”The Challenge of Heritage IV: Engage youth in heritage preservation”, l’Orient-le jour, 08/06/2009 (French).
- Salamah Al-Ruq’i, “Cultural Diversity in Egypt”, Al-Ahram Al-Yawmi newspaper’, Cairo, Egypt, 28/04/2010 (Arabic).
- Activities on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Egypt are presented on the website of the UNESCO office in Cairo.
- The Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) collects data on various aspects of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and natural heritage of Egypt. His department «The Egyptian Folklore », provides a database in Arabic|http://www.cultnat.org/Maknaz/home2.aspx].
- The National Archives of Folklore has digital archives presenting popular traditions of the various Egyptian governorates (English / Arabic).
- The Egyptian Center for Culture and Art presents musical performances, folk songs and dances, and aims to protect, preserve and document popular music and songs in Egypt (English / Arabic).
- The Academy of Arts, Higher Institute of folklore: Performing arts, theater, music, traditional arts, ballet and art critic (Arabic).
- The Egyptian Cultural Center in Paris (French/Arabic).
- The Sticks Arts and Tahtib: This is a group dance in which participants are provided with sticks (French).
- Academy El Sakia:The Academy supports a variety of cultural activities and projects in Egypt, including assistance for the organization of concerts, seminars, theater, workshops project or exhibition. On his website he offers various cultural activities around the Arabic calligraphy, traditional music, theater or fine arts among others. Its radio the sound of El Sakia broadcast and promotes traditional Egyptian music.
- UNESCO Office in Amman: “Workshop about Safeguarding Jordan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage”, Jordan, 14/07/2011 (English|Arabic).
- Abdullah Al-Hassaan, “Workshops organized in Jordan to safeguard ICH”, forum Shabab Addustour, Ma’an, Jordan, 28/04/2011 (Arabic).
- Rifat Al-Alan, an interview with Hani Hayajneh “An academician researcher discovers that heritage is a mean of communication between people”, Al-Rai newspaper, Amman, Jordan, 15-03-2011 (Arabic).
- Rifat Al-Alan, “Hayajneh: the safeguarding of cultural heritage is of general interest to humanity”, Al-Rai newspaper, Amman, Jordan, 12-03-2011 (Arabic).
- Hisham Oudah, “Hayajneh calls to create a list of intangible cultural heritage in Jordan”, Al-Dustour newspaper, Amman, Jordan, 7-02-2011 (Arabic).
- Hani Hayajnah “ICH preserves diversity”, Al-Arab Al-yawm newspaper, Jordan, 07/02/2011 (Arabic).
- Hani Hayajnah, “The Anticipated Roles of NGOS in Safeguarding and Promoting ICH”, The ICCN Time Newsletter, February 2011 (English).
- Hekmat Al-Nuwaysah, “Introductions to understand the intangible cultural heritage”, Arar News Agency, Jordan, 05/11/2010 (Arabic).
- Al-Arab al-Yawm newspaper “The Minister of Education confirmed the importance of awareness of intangible cultural heritage”, Jordan, 08-06-2010 (Arabic).
- Hani Hayajnah, “Preserving the cultural heritage”, The Jordan Times, Jordanie, 24/02/2010 (English).
- Sultan Al-khaleef, “The importance of the intangible cultural heritage”, forum Badeya online, Jordan, 14/02/2010 (Arabic).
- Hani Hayajneh, “Transfer of intangible cultural heritage and the challenges of globalization”, Aqlamuna Al-thaqafiyah review, Jordan, 08/01/2010 (Arabic).
- Hani Hayajneh, “Jordan launches an awareness campaign about the importance of ICH”(English).
- Hani Hayajneh, “Masterpieces of the Circassian heritage in Jordan”, forum Abnaa Al-Urdon, Jordan (Arabic).
- Activities on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Jordanare presented on the website of the UNESCO office in Amman.
- Ministry of Culture in Jordan (Arabic).
- National Center for Culture and Arts - The King Hussein Foundation: The Center promotes awareness and recognition of the value of arts in the educational process; it also raises awareness in social development issues, and valorizes theater and dance troops in Jordan and the region (English / Arabic).
- Club Circassian Al Jeel Al Jadeed (“The New Generation”): Learning Center that enabled thousands of young Circassians to discover their roots and traditions (English).
- Lebanon files newspaper, “Workshops organized in Lebanon to safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage”, Lebanon, 11/07/2011 (French|Arabic).
- Fidel Sbeity, “World Heritage Day shines in the skies over Lebanon”, Al-Mustaqbal newspaper, Lebanon, 17-04-2009 (Arabic).
- Al Jana - Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts: The center publishes popular proverbs and is also interested in children’s literature. He organizes seminars in schools for young people interested in heritage issues. It offers training in folk dance (English).
- Faisal Khartash, “Intangible culture heritage of the city of Aleppo in the Islamic period”, forum Enalep, Syria, 14/08/2011 (Arabic).
- Ammar Abu Abed, “Campaign for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Syria”, Al-Ittihad newspaper, UAE, 27/12/2010 (Arabic).
- Milda Shwikani, an interview with Bassma Orabi, Researcher, “Heritage is a personal matter and identity”, Al-Baath media, Syria, 09/02/2010 (Arabic).
- Department of Folklore, Syria: This site belongs to the Syrian Ministry of Culture; he presents traditional beliefs and knowledge, popular customs and traditions, popular literature, folklore and material culture (Arabic).
- Rawafed, Syria Trust for Development: This project was presented by Syria Trust for Development; it is interested in cultural mapping (tool kit, interviews, research) and awareness. It invests in culture for community development through the project Atyaf (English).
- Arab Syrian Cultural Center in Paris (French / Arabic).
- Official website of shadow theater Karakoz Syria (English / Arabic).
*Given the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, the activities led in Syria in the project MedLiHer have been suspended since October 2011.
The World Cultures Institute:
The World Culture Institute, is a French institution and a MEDLIHER partner, it has a database of online entertainment and world music:
- The database of online multimedia entertainment and world music, Ibn Battuta is devoted to dramatic and musical traditions of the world. It identifies various forms of music, dance, drama (theater actors, masks, puppets and shadows, rituals …) and presents them through texts, photographs and videos.