Jorijn Neyrinck (1978 ) started her professional career in the Programme team of the Cultural Capital of Europe Brugge 2002 being responsible for its Youth and Education Programme, and assisting to interdisciplinary Cultural Heritage projects.
In the following years, from 2003 on, Jorijn has been coordinating the centre of expertise of heritage participation in Flanders -tapis plein NGO- which turned into ‘Workshop intangible heritage Flanders’ in 2017. From 2003 on, the NGO started taking a leading role in the field in Flanders in the development of policies and network cooperation around intangible cultural heritage.
Furthermore, Jorijn acts as facilitator in the Global Capacity Building Programme for the UNESCO 2003 Convention. She has taken strategic assignments in the strategic board for cultural policy for the Flemish Government, in the UNESCO Commission in Belgium, in ICH advisory Commissions in Flanders as well as in the Netherlands. From 2020 to 2023 she is also a member to the UNESCO 2003 Evaluation Body on behalf of the -accredited- NGO.
Jorijn has been taking part in multiple international networks among which the development of the international ICH NGO Forum, as well as bringing contributions to a wide series of conferences, capacity building initiatives in Europe and all over the globe (Republic of Korea, China, Canada, Scotland, South Africa, Estonia, Croatia, Italy, France, etc).
In 2018, in her capacity as independent expert, Jorijn contributed to the Council of Europe – Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media Report “Safeguarding and enhancing intangible cultural heritage in Europe” (2019).
Jorijn has extensive expertise in project management and coaching, public sensitization on heritage, multistakeholder processes and platforms for public dialogue, education, action research, methodological tools, conceptual reflection, lecturing and contributing in (inter)national conferences on living heritage and participation.