Communities in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan to embark on the inventorying of their living heritage
- Fishermen in Beirut, Lebanon
Organized in the context of the project “Mediterranean Living Heritage” (MEDLIHER), this workshop co-funded by the European Union and UNESCO, preludes the launching of three major safeguarding projects in the Mediterranean countries mentioned above. The projects are being carried out under the respective Ministries of Culture with the support of the related UNESCO National Commissions. Whilst the inventorying plan of Egypt sees the focus on the intangible cultural heritage of Damietta, which forms part of the River Nile region, for Jordan, it is on the region of Madaba characterized by its great cultural diversity; for Lebanon, the attention is given only to Zajal, a cultural practice rooted in traditional poetry, but constantly recreated and reinterpreted to address issues and themes of relevance to the larger society today.
- Countries: Egypt – Jordan – Lebanon