Patronage request

The activities below have received the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The reports received by the Secretariat of the Convention on these activities are sometimes accompanied by additional information (press releases, etc..), which can be requested from Secretariat at

International Conference : Falconry, an intangible heritage. Participation, cultural diversity and sustainable development
13/10/2018 - 13/10/2018Melfi Castle, Melfi
Municipality of Melfi (Italy)

The aim of this meeting is promoting the element ‘Falconry, a living human heritage’ inscribed on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Conference will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018 and it will be hosted inside Melfi’s Castle, which is linked to the material aspects of the falconry culture. The main aim of this Conference is to contribute to giving to the falconer community a sense of identity and continuity, providing a link from the past, through the present, and into the future of this millennial art.

Related element(s) :
Falconry, a living human heritage 
Tocatì, Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in Strada (International Festival of Street Games)
15/09/2016 - 18/09/2016Verona
Assoziazione Giochi Antichi (AGA) (Italy)

Tocatì - Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada - International Festival of Street Games - is a cultural event initiated and promoted by the Associazione Giochi Antichi AGA (Ancient Games Association) and the Association Européenne Jeux et Sports Traditionnels (AEJeST), in cooperation with the Municipality of Verona. AGA has started this community-based festival putting in the streets the practices and traditions of games to share and enhance the dynamics of the social life of urban spaces in a double perspective: a commitment on the recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage and a growing attention to sustainable development. Verona, its monuments and its historical centre, Unesco World Heritage site, becomes then a place for people meeting other cultural communities in a free spirit and sharing of cultural diversity expressions and values. At the same time the revitalisation of these social practices renews the link between the city and its surroundings, giving an impulse to the local economy in a sustainable way.
The Festival reflects and includes all the domains of Intangible Cultural Heritage, as defined in Article II. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the relationship to other international instruments, as the World Heritage Convention.

Patronage report : English/French/Italian 
Mestieri e culture che fanno futuro - Mappe di un domani sostenibile tra tradizione e innovazione
22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015Monza
Regione Lombardia - Assessorato alle Culture, Identita e Autonomie (Italy)
Sabrina Sammuri

L’initiative d’Octobre 2015 à Monza qui a lieu en parallèle de l’Expo Milan 2015 est dédiée au patrimoine culturel immatériel, et cherche à établir un lien entre le patrimoine culturel et le patrimoine paysager. Dans ce contexte, le patrimoine représente la transition entre un passé de conservation et de valorisation à un processus d’innovation, donnant de la vigueur au sens de l’Histoire et de la transmission, mais tout en faisant attention de se situer dans l’avenir.
La Région Lombardie sous l’aval de la tutelle scientifique de la Fondation Feltrinelli a déjà contribué à l’élaboration de la Charte de Milan pour l’Expo 2015.