Ninth Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts Network on Intangible Cultural Heritage

When :

from Thursday 18 June, 2015
to Friday 19 June, 2015

Type of event :

Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов

Where :

Venice, Italy

Contact :

Matteo Rosati at

This is the latest in a series of meetings (Arbanassi, Bulgaria, 2007; Safranbolu, Turkey, 2008; Zagreb, Croatia, 2009, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Romania, 2010; Belgrade, Serbia, 2011; Athens, Greece, 2012; Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013; Limassol, Cyprus, 2014) serving as a platform to reinforce cooperation, exchange knowledge and share experiences among countries in the region on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.

This year, the meeting will address 3 main topics:
- Implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: update on progresses, experiences, and lessons learned in South-East Europe;
- Intangible cultural heritage and the diversity of cultural expressions: synergies between the 2003 and 2005 UNESCO Conventions;
- Intangible cultural heritage, foodways and sustainable development in the year of EXPO 2015 “Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life”.