Jorijn Neyrinck coordinates the organization of the Workshop intangible heritage Flanders, (Werkplaats Immaterieel Erfgoed), working actively in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Flanders. Werkplaats Immaterieel Erfgoed takes an active role as a cultural broker in the field: building bridges between governments, NGOs, institutions, ICH communities and groups. To this end, Jorijn organizes a range of initiatives: from capacity building, policy support, the digital ICH platform, project management and coaching, sensitization, platforms for public dialogue, education, action research, methodological tools, conceptual reflection, publications etc. In recent years, tapis plein has cultivated ICH network development, collaborating with many actors (e.g. organizations on crafts, performing arts, local heritage units, the Flemish Government, FARO-Flemish Interface for cultural heritage, etc). Jorijn takes an active role in cross disciplinary and international networks on ICH, especially in relation to the UNESCO 2003 Convention, the ICH NGO Forum and the relation between NGOs and the Convention. Jorijn is a member of the Flemish UNESCO Commission and advisory bodies in cultural policies. Selected assignments include: member Flemish UNESCO Commission (2014-present), Commission Dutch Inventory ICH (2012- present), Flemish Commission ICH (2008- present), Strategic Advisory Board Culture Flanders (2012- present).
Working experience in:
Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, South Africa
French, English, Dutch