The Living Heritage Entity is organizing the workshop in close collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice) and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe (Sofia), which is generously hosting the training in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 1 to 3 October 2019.
The workshop will focus on the theme of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development with reference to the dedicated chapter of the Operational Directives on this topic and in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will be structured as follows:
- Introduction of the topic of living heritage and sustainable development/UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- Presentation of the ‘ICH and sustainable development toolbox’ - a set of new materials demonstrating the relationships between safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development, developed under the global capacity-building programme;
- Discussion of case studies and exchange experiences in implementing projects, teaching, facilitating and advising on policies and strategies related to ICH and stainable development in Europe.
The workshop will also be an occasion to share the information on the latest developments in the life of the 2003 Convention.