Activities receiving the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The activities below have received the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The reports received by the Secretariat of the Convention on these activities are sometimes accompanied by additional information (press releases, etc..), which can be requested from Secretariat at ICH-Emblem@unesco.org.

ActivityDescription
Film ‘Le Gwoka à l’UNESCO, une inscription exemplaire, une journée mémorable’
26/11/2016 - 08/12/2016France
Contact:
Rèpriz, Centre régional des musiques et dances traditionnelles et populaire de la Guadeloupe (France)

Le projet présenté par Rèpriz concerne la réalisation d’un DVD multilingues (français/anglais/créole) à paraître le 24 novembre 2017 afin de fêter la deuxième date anniversaire de l’inscription du gwoka sur la liste représentative du patrimoine culturel immatériel. Ce DVD reprend un film documentaire de 40 mn retraçant les grandes étapes de la préparation de la candidature à l’UNESCO, intitulé en français « le gwoka à l’UNESCO, une inscription exemplaire, une journée mémorable ».
Il apparaît que ce projet est tout particulièrement de nature à servir les objectifs de la convention : il facilite en effet l’appropriation de la notion de patrimoine immatériel pour toute personne, en mettant en valeur les processus qui ont abouti à une inscription considérée comme exemplaire par les experts du comité.


Related element(s) :
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identity 
20th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2016
22/09/2016 - 25/09/2016Lepoglava
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)

The Lepoglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varazdin, Croatia and in Europe. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace making centres and the spread of Croatian culture. At the Festival, lace centres from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. In 2009, Lepoglava lacemaking, as a part of Croatian lace-making tradition, was included on the UNESCO’s List of World Intangible Heritage. From 2010 the Festival has been held under the auspices of the UNESCO Office in Croatia.


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia 
Tocatì, Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in Strada (International Festival of Street Games)
15/09/2016 - 18/08/2016Verona
Contact:
Assoziazione Giochi Antichi (AGA) (Italy)

Tocatì - Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada - International Festival of Street Games - is a cultural event initiated and promoted by the Associazione Giochi Antichi AGA (Ancient Games Association) and the Association Européenne Jeux et Sports Traditionnels (AEJeST), in cooperation with the Municipality of Verona. AGA has started this community-based festival putting in the streets the practices and traditions of games to share and enhance the dynamics of the social life of urban spaces in a double perspective: a commitment on the recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage and a growing attention to sustainable development. Verona, its monuments and its historical centre, Unesco World Heritage site, becomes then a place for people meeting other cultural communities in a free spirit and sharing of cultural diversity expressions and values. At the same time the revitalisation of these social practices renews the link between the city and its surroundings, giving an impulse to the local economy in a sustainable way.
The Festival reflects and includes all the domains of Intangible Cultural Heritage, as defined in Article II. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the relationship to other international instruments, as the World Heritage Convention.


Patronage report : English/French/Italian 
Exhibition ‘Treasures of European Traditional Culture (Skarby europejskiej kultury tradycyjnej)
02/09/2016 - 26/02/2017Wrocław
Contact:
Muzeum Etnograficzne, Wrocław (Poland)

The aim of the exhibition is to present a variety of phenomena concerning Intangible Cultural Heritage, representing 28 European countries and the ones included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. An integral part of the exhibition will be a presentation of phenomena included on the Polish National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which was created as a result of ratifying in 2011 the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of 2003. The national list is consecutively completed with more inscriptions.

 
Publication of the Operational Directives of the 2003 Convention in Lithuanian
01/09/2016 - 31/10/2016Vilnius
Contact:
Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO (Lithuania)
Milda Valančiauskienė

In November 2015 the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO in close partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Folk Culture Centre and the Netherlands Embassy in Vilnius has organized the capacity building seminar on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the national and international level. Mr. Rieks Smeets, an expert on ICH was a facilitator and lecturer of the Seminar. The Seminar was focused on the key-concepts of the Convention, the roles of different stakeholders, recommendations on establishing national policies, legislation, institutional infrastructure, terminological issues, inventorying methods, examples and systems.
In addition to the Operational Directives, the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO is also going to publish the collection of articles on the main action lines of UNESCO. The publication is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the membership of Lithuania in UNESCO.
The series of publications of the Conventions (1972, 2003, 2005) of the cultural field and the Operational Guidelines as well the Operational Directives were translated in Lithuanian and will be published and disseminated to all relevant stakeholders and NGOs.

 
Exposition ‘Patrimoines culturels immatériels de l’UNESCO en France’
01/09/2016 - 28/02/2017Fougères, Paris, Granville
Contact:
France PCI (France)

La création d’une exposition sur le patrimoine culturel immatériel s’inscrit dans les missions de France PCI relatives à la gestion des éléments français inscrits, afin de contribuer à la sauvegarde, favoriser le partage d’expériences ainsi que les collaborations nationales et internationales.
L’exposition a pour but de promouvoir l’esprit de la Convention de 2003 et le patrimoine culturel immatériel de la France. Après son inauguration au Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, l’exposition - initialement conçue pour pouvoir être itinérante -, est programmée dans plusieurs lieux, notamment mais pas uniquement liés aux inscriptions.

 
Traditional Giants Parade (De Traditionele Reuzenommegang ‘Katuit’)
25/08/2016 - 25/08/2016Dendermonde
Contact:
Ros Beiaardcomité vzw (Belgium)

The Bayard Steed dates back to the 15th century and the three Giants have been created in the 17th century. The Saga of the Bayard Steed and its four riders has its origins in a medieval chanson de geste told throughout the greater part of Europe. For years and years, Aymon, Lord of Dendermonde, has lived in disagreement with his lord, Charlemagne. The four sons of Aymon continue this fight and can count on the loyal services of their horse, Ros Beiaard. After years of war and fighting, Charlemagne delivers an ultimatum peace in exchange for Bayard. The faithful horse is drowned at the confluence of the rivers Dender and Scheidt. But Bayard is very much alive in the Parade of the Bayard Steed. Every ten years the horse and its four riders hold their triumphal procession through town. Dendermonde is the only place in the World where the heroic horse forms the central theme of a historic parade (with 2000 participants and 100.000 spectators).
On the last Thursday of August the three historical giants lndiaan, Mars and Goliath parade through the town, accompanied by 1000 actors in mediaeval attire.


Patronage report : English/Dutch 
16th World Folklore Review ‘Integration’ 2016
13/08/2016 - 22/08/2016Poznań, Swarzędz, Wronki, Wągrowiec, Leszno, Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Luboń
Contact:
Stowarzyszenie Kulturalno-Sportowe ‘Integracje’ (Poland)
Małgorzata Maćkowiak

World Folk Review INTEGRATION is an International festival organized in Poznań (Poland) since 2001. The mission purpose of the project is promoting culture of different nationalities, ethnic and national minorities. In 2016, once again, we increased the number of festival cities where concerts will be held, so besides the Poznań, the participating in Wągrowiec, Kostrzyń, Swarzędz, Wronki, Leszno, Luboń and Grodzisk Wielkopolski.
The sixteenth edition of the festival will be attended by ensembles from Ireland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey and of course from Poland. The overall concept of the festival comes from the assumption that folklore is an integral part of our identity, and opposed to the perception of folklore as an exclusive product. Events are available to all spectators of all ages enabling the direct experience of the proposed aspects of folklore.
World Folk Review INTEGRATION does not have a competition character. It should be noted that the festival is a non-profit and its implementation would not be possible without the involvement of young people members of the Folk Dance Group Poznan AWF.

 
Festival CIOFF Mexico 2016
08/08/2016 - 14/08/201617 states of Mexico: Aguascalientes, Coahuila, Durango, Stato of Mexico, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Nuevo Léon, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Ciudad de México
Contact:
CIOFF (Mexico)

The importance of this event lies in strengthening the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the peoples of the world, by showing their music, dance, gastronomy, crafts, playground and traditional art. In addition to the collaborative work of members of CIOFF worldwide in conferences, meetings and forums that are aimed at strengthening the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 
301st Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
05/08/2016 - 07/08/2016Sinj
Contact:
Alka Knights Community Sinj (Croatia)

Chivalric tournament Alka of Sinj was founded in 1715. It is being held continuously for three decades in accordance with strictly codified decree, with historic equipment. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly one of ‘aiming at the ring’.
Alka tournament managed to save until present the historical coloring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition. When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj 
Folkloriada Mundial 2016
30/07/2016 - 07/08/2016Zacatecas
Contact:
CIOFF (Mexico)

The importance of this event lies in strengthening the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the peoples of the world, by showing their music, dance, gastronomy, crafts, playground and traditional art. In addition to the collaborative work of members of CIOFF worldwide in conferences, meetings and forums that are aimed at strengthening the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 
50th Anniversary of the ‘Festival of Dalmatian a cappelle singing’, Omiš, 2016
04/07/2016 - 23/07/2016Omiš, Bol, Komiža, Blato na Korčuli
Contact:
Festival dalmatinskih klapa Omiš (Croatia)

June and July of 2016 will be the months when Omiš celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Dalmatian a cappella singing Omiš hereinafter referred to as the Festival. Within the regular programme of this Festival, the plan is to organize numerous evening concerts. Furthermore, the Festival is comprised of two parts, one of which is of competitive, and the other of entertaining nature.
The central event is to be held in Omiš during the month of July, and this event is anteceded by opening concerts. These opening concerts are the main part of the Festival, and will be held in June in Dalmatian towns Bol on the island of Brač, Blato na Korčuli, and Komiža.
All the concerts held during the Festival are exclusively performed in traditional a cappella singing by the a cappella singing groups. Moreover, all melodies are performed in the traditional way as described in the explanation of enrollment on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 
Exposition ‘Être et transmettre, le patrimoine vivant’
01/07/2016 - 31/12/2016Corte, Musée de la Corse
Contact:
Collectivité territoriale de Corse (France)

Cette exposition est réalisée sous le commissariat général de Séverine Cachat. Une Convention avec la Maison des cultures du monde défini les contours de ce partenariat. En mettant en regard quelques exemples d’éléments en Corse et ailleurs, cette exposition sur le patrimoine culturel immatériel au musée de la Corse souhaite : favoriser la connaissance et l’appropriation de cette « nouvelle » catégorie de patrimoine, sensibiliser les publics à l’importance et aux défis de la sauvegarde, susciter la réflexion et le débat, initier une dynamique participative en Corse et faciliter la mise en réseau d’acteurs sur et hors du territoire.
Elle sera, plus largement, l’occasion de réfléchir sur le processus de patrimonialisation (la «fabrique » du patrimoine), sur la puissance performative de cette nouvelle catégorie qu’est le PCI, et sur la place de l’immatériel au musée.

 
National Festival of Folk Art ‘Beraginya 2016’
23/06/2016 - 26/06/2016Oktyabrsky, Gomel Region
Contact:
Department of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Oktyabrsky Executive Committee of Gomel Region (Belarus)
Svetlana Anatolevna Berezovskaya, Larisa Alekseevna Kazakova

The founders of the festival are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, Gomel regional Executive Committee, Oktyabrsky district Executive Committee, public Association Belarusian Fund of culture. The festival of folklore art Beraginya was based on presentation of living traditions of folk art, dance and song, authentic culture of Belarusians. The wide participation of children and youth, who became familiar with the folk art due to the succession of traditions, is the distinctive peculiarity of the Festival. The festival program includes contests and concerts of choirs and solo singers, instrumental, dance and other traditional arts, exhibitions of decorative and applied arts, round tables on the matter, masterclasses of traditional culture. The Festival is an important step on the way of preserving, mastering and passing on our ancestor’s traditions to new generation.

 
11th Republican Festival of Ethnic Cultures
03/06/2016 - 04/06/2016Grodno
Contact:
Republican Government Body (Belarus)
Svetlov Boris, Minister of Culture

Republican Festival of Ethnic Cultures has been held in the Republic of Belarus since 1996. lt provides a demonstration of cultures of national minorities that live in Belarus. The festival is held every two years. lt consists of qualifying rounds in the regions of the country and the concluding events in Grodno (two or three days). Representatives of 35-38 nationalities participate in the festival.
The program of the festival includes concerts, exhibitions of traditional crafts, national cuisines, literature, demonstrations of films, traditional folk games and rites, costumes and musical instruments.
Representatives of the government bodies of the Republic of Belarus, UNESCO, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the diplomatic corps and heads of religious confessions usually take part in the festival.

 
Exposition ‘Patrimoines culturels immatériels de l’UNESCO en France’
25/05/2016 - 28/07/2016Arles, Strasbourg, Limoges
Contact:
France PCI (France)
Séverine Cachat

La création d’une exposition sur le patrimoine culturel immatériel s’inscrit dans les missions de France PCI relatives à la gestion des éléments français inscrits, afin de contribuer à la sauvegarde, favoriser le partage d’expériences ainsi que les collaborations nationales et internationales. L’exposition a pour but de promouvoir l’esprit de la Convention de 2003 et le patrimoine culturel immatériel de la France. Après son inauguration au Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, l’exposition - initialement conçue pour pouvoir être itinérante -, est programmée dans plusieurs lieux, notamment mais pas uniquement liés aux inscriptions.


Patronage report : French 
Whitsun Heritage Festival - International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage
14/05/2016 - 16/05/2016Szentendre, Hungary
Contact:
Hungarian Open Air Museum (Hungary)
Eszter Csonka-Takács

The Hungarian Open Air Museum (Szentendre, Hungary) is organizing an International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the sixth time on the Whitsun weekend, May 14-16 2016. The Whitsun Festivities’ weekend is a part of the Hungarian Open Air Museum’s annual festivals for a long time. In 2010, the council on scientific affairs of the Museum according to the proposal of the Department of ICH decided to dedicate the annual event to the mission of raising awareness on the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. We plan to present ICH elements related to the topic of folk dance and singing; a bearer community from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be invited to participate in the festivities held on the premises of the Hungarian Open Air Museum.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Hungary’s ratification of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO and the Hungarian Open Air Museum are planning on the first day to organize a meeting for experts from other countries of Europe in order to create a transnational platform for ensuring the free flow of information by mutual coverage of the elements of the national inventories.


Patronage report : English/Hungarian 
‘Tales and legends of my motherland from a grandma’s trunk’, Highs School student’s competition
01/05/2016 - 01/06/2016Tbilisi
Contact:
National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia (Georgia)

The main purpose of this non-commercial project, held for the 4th time, is to collect and present still remained elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Georgia. 2016 competition’s subject is tales and legends of Georgia. Besides of this, the activity will helps to increase interest for Intangible Cultural Heritage, especially among young people.
The partners of the project are: Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Georgian National Commission for UNESCO; Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, newspaper New Education.
Tales and legends of my motherland from a grandma’s trunk will be held in two rounds: during the first round of the competition will be held inter-school selections, with the help of school teachers. Students must present the tales or legends, with illustrations, which they can collect in their region. The students moved to the second round of the competition will fill in the Intangible Cultural Heritage registration card on the selected patterns, under the direction of the organizers. The authors of interesting and significant works will be awarded by the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia with the diploma and title of The Defender of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.


Patronage report : English 
Summer Solstice Fire Festival in the Pyrenees
01/04/2016 - 31/08/2016Huesca (Sobrarbe Region)
Contact:
Comarca de Sobrarbe. Sobrarbe Global Geopark (Spain)
Enrique Campo Sanz

The Comarca de Sobrarbe usually works in promotion of the local cultural heritage, especially, in World Heritage like Pirineos Monte Perdido and the Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin of de Iberian Peninsula.
Now, we want to make several promotion activities about the fiesta of the Falleta, celebrated in San Juan de Plan (a village included in the Sobrarbe Region), that was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December 2015 as Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees.
Specifically, we want to make new display advertisement and brochures about Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Sobrarbe and we would like to include information about Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees, and, therefore, include the UNESCO Logo in these new activities: brochures, promotional videos, display advertisement and in the website www.turismosobrarbe.com/patrimoniomundial.


Related element(s) :
Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees 
Grandmas Project
20/01/2016 - 20/07/2016Site internet http://grandmasproject.org
Contact:
Chaï Chaï Films (France)
Jonas Parienté

Grandmas Project is a collaborative web-documentary inviting filmmakers to do a short film about their own grandmother, using the transmission of a beloved recipe to question their relationship and the heritage that is being passed down from one generation to another.


Patronage report : French 
Colloque scientifique ‘Géants et Dragons processionnels de Belgique et de France (2005-2015) : bilan, enjeux et perspectives’
28/11/2015 - 28/11/2015Ath, Belgique
Contact:
Maison des Géants, Ath (Belgium)
Jean Pierre Ducastelle

Le 25 novembre 2005, l’UNESCO inscrivait les géants et dragons de Belgique et de France parmi les chefs-d’œuvre du Patrimoine oral et immatériel de l’Humanité. Peu après, en 2008, ils étaient inscrits sur la Liste représentative.
Dix ans plus tard, nous proposons de faire le point sur les effets de l’inscription des géants et dragons lors d’une journée d’études organisée par la Maison des Géants à Ath, le samedi 28 novembre 2015. Des chercheurs venus des villes concernées sont invités à faire part de leurs réflexions.


Related element(s) :
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and France 
Mestieri e culture che fanno futuro - Mappe di un domani sostenibile tra tradizione e innovazione
22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015Monza
Contact:
Regione Lombardia - Assessorato alle Culture, Identita e Autonomie (Italy)
Sabrina Sammuri

L’initiative d’Octobre 2015 à Monza qui a lieu en parallèle de l’Expo Milan 2015 est dédiée au patrimoine culturel immatériel, et cherche à établir un lien entre le patrimoine culturel et le patrimoine paysager. Dans ce contexte, le patrimoine représente la transition entre un passé de conservation et de valorisation à un processus d’innovation, donnant de la vigueur au sens de l’Histoire et de la transmission, mais tout en faisant attention de se situer dans l’avenir.
La Région Lombardie sous l’aval de la tutelle scientifique de la Fondation Feltrinelli a déjà contribué à l’élaboration de la Charte de Milan pour l’Expo 2015.

 
5th International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage
11/09/2015 - 20/09/2015Chengdu
Contact:
Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China; The People’s Government of Sichuan Province; Chinese National Commission for UNESCO (China)
Du Yue, Secretary General, Chinese National Commission for UNESCO

Set up as an international cultural event aiming at the safeguarding of ICH for humanities, the Festival, through a wide range of programs including seminars, exhibitions, performances, presentations, as well as trade fairs, brings together Intangible Cultural Heritage professionals and practitioners worldwide, and provides them with an interactive platform for global exchange and cooperation in Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Since the 2nd Festival, UNESCO has been a co-host of the Festival. This event has embraced various globally acclaimed highlights including the Chengdu International Conference on the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage during the 4th Festival in 2013, with the outcome document Chengdu Recommendations.

 
International Festival ‘World Folk Review INTEGRATION’
08/08/2015 - 17/08/2015Poznań, Poland
Contact:
Stowarzyszenie Kulturalno-Sportowe ‘Integracje’ (Poland)
Małgorzata Maćkowiak

World Folk Review INTEGRATION is an international festival organized in Poznań (Poland) since 2001. The mission purpose of the project is promoting culture of different nationalities, ethnic and national minorities. In 2015, we increased the number of festival cities where concerts will be held, so besides the Poznań, the participating ensembles will be performing in Pobiedziska, Kostrzyń, Swarzędz, Wronki, Leszno and Grodzisk Wielkopolski.
The overall concept of the festival comes from the assumption that folklore is an integral part of our identity, and opposed to the perception of folklore as an exclusive product, inaccessible to people outside the exclusive group of dancers and supporters. Events are available to all spectators of all ages enabling the direct experience of the proposed aspects of folklore. Participation in all festival events is free. World Folk Review INTEGRATION does not have a competition character. Till year 2015 we visited: Leszno, Wągrowiec, Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Słupia, Konin, Wronki, Pobiedziska and Poznań.
lt should be noted that the festival is a non-profit and its implementation would not be possible without the involvement of young people, members of the Folk Dance Group Poznań AWF, whose as volunteers donate their time combining work with a passion for dance.

 
300th Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
07/08/2015 - 09/08/2015Sinj, Croatia
Contact:
Alka Knights’ Community Sinj (Croatia)
Stipe Jukić, President

Chivalric tournament “Alka of Sinj” was founded in 1715. It is being held continuously for three decades in accordance with strictly codified decree, with historic equipment. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly one of ‘aiming at the ring’.
Alka tournament managed to save until present the historical coloring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition. When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
Festival ‘Cultures croisées en Ile de France - danses et musiques d’ailleurs
04/07/2015 - 04/07/2015Maison de l’UNESCO
Contact:
CIOFF & Cultures croisées en IDF (France)
Philippe Beaussant

Le CIOFF® Conseil International d’organisation des festivals de folklore et d’arts traditionnels via l’association Cultures croisées en Ile de France organise le festival Danses et musiques d’ailleurs…! C’est un festival de danses et musiques traditionnelles qui accueillera cette année huit troupes artistiques originaires d’Arménie, de Colombie, de France (Bretagne et Martinique), du Pérou, du Sri Lanka et du Togo. Ce festival se déroulera du 3 au 5 Juillet en région parisienne.
Au programme un grand spectacle dans le cadre de la Décennie du Rapprochement des Cultures sous l’égide du CIOFF® et ce dans le but de célébrer conjointement les 70 ans de l’UNESCO et les 45 ans du CIOFF.
La promotion du patrimoine culturel immatériel est la fondation même de notre festival qui se situe dans le prolongement de l’action du CIOFF® depuis sa création en France en 1970. Nous contribuons ainsi à la fraternité entre les cultures du monde.

 
Timbre-poste
29/06/2015 - 29/12/2015Belgium
Contact:
bpost ‘Stamps & Philately’ (Belgium)

Timbre-Poste sur les Pêcheurs de crevettes à cheval à Oostduinkerke, Belgique


Related element(s) :
Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke

Patronage report : English 
Whitsun Heritage Festival - International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage
23/05/2015 - 25/05/2015Szentendre, Hungary
Contact:
Hungarian Open Air Museum (Hungary)
Ibolya Bereczki, Director General

The Hungarian Open Air Museum is organizing an International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the fifth time on the Whitsun weekend, May 23-25 2015. Apart from celebrating those elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed on the National Inventory in Hungary, we would like to feature again some ICH elements of UNESCO’s Representative list.
The Whitsun Heritage Festival’s weekend is a part of the Hungarian Open Air Museum’s annual festivals for a long time.
In 2010, the council on scientific affairs of the Museum according to the proposal of the Department of ICH decided to dedicate the annual event to the mission of safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage. We would like to present ICH elements related to the topic of folk dance and singing. We plan to invite a bearer community from Portugal (Cante Alentejano), and Republic of Macedonia (Kopachkata) to participate in the festivities.
The main aim of the event is to foster a long-term cooperation among participating communities and to celebrate cultural diversity. As the event is held on the Whitsun weekend, similarly to year 2014, 200 local children will also be participating. This year we would like to also draw the attention to the UNESCO’s 70th anniversary.


Patronage report : English/Hungarian 
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage and Education : North and West Africa Experience (Meeting)
31/03/2015 - 02/04/2015Istanbul, Turkey
Contact:
Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Institute for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Turkish Folklore Research and Application Center (Turkey)

The Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, in cooperation with the NGO entitled Institute for Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Turkish Folklore Research and Application Center (THBMER), is planning to organize a one-day expert meeting on The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Education: North and West Africa Experience between the dates 31 March- 2 April 2015 in Istanbul.
This expert meeting aims to consider the current situation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the fields of formal and informal education with a focus on North and West Africa, to promote the awareness and cooperation on education of Intangible Cultural Heritage and to convert the findings of the meeting into a road map for ICH and education.
The workshop in which the experts from Africa and Turkey would share their experiences and a strategic roadmap and communication network would be created, is being planned.
The participation of the following are being projected: Benin, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Morocco, Ivory Islands, Gabon, Gambia, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Toga, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa.

 
Busó Festivities in Mohács
12/02/2015 - 17/02/2015Mohács, Hungary

The Busó Festivities at Mohacs take place at the end of the Carnival period. It is a six-day-long masked ritual tradition of transformation, an end-of-winter custom with essential participation of dancers and musicians, the town’s inhabitants, and the Busó groups as well as the craftsmen.
The numerous visitors of the festivities are often actively involved in the events, so that they become a part of the programs which run simultaneously at several venues in the town. Every year, the government of the town and the Busó groups organize the Busó Festivities in close collaboration.
Beyond the events concentrated in these six days, the Busó groups function as active communities throughout the whole year.
At the moment there are 40 communities of Busó groups in Mobiles with more or less 1100 members. The element’s inscription in 2009 on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was a useful and honorific moment and step in order to preserve and promote the end-of-winter carnival custom.


Related element(s) :
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom 
Exposition ‘Patrimoines culturels immatériels de l’UNESCO en France’
09/12/2014 - 19/12/2014Paris
Contact:
France PCI (France)
Séverine Cachat

La création d’une exposition sur le patrimoine culturel immatériel s’inscrit dans les missions de France PCI relatives à la gestion des éléments français inscrits, afin de contribuer à la sauvegarde, favoriser le partage d’expériences ainsi que les collaborations nationales et internationales.
L’exposition a pour but de promouvoir l’esprit de la Convention de 2003 et le patrimoine culturel immatériel de la France. France PCI entend donc profiter de la tenue exceptionnelle au siège de l’UNESCO à Paris du Comité intergouvernemental de sauvegarde du PCI pour présenter cette exposition.


Patronage report : French 
Traditions of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Georgia (Certificate of high school students’ competition)
01/11/2014 - 01/05/2015Tbilisi, Georgia
Contact:
National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia (Georgia)

This project is non-commercial and its main purpose is to show the living traditions of environmental protection, extract and use of natural resources, which are typical for different regions of Georgia.
Also the object is to increase interest in studying these traditions among society, especially among young people. It is already established project that is held annually for the 3rd time.
The partners of the project are: Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Ministry of Environment and Natural Recourses Protection of Georgia, Georgian National Commission for UNESCO; newspaper New Education.
The Traditions of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Georgia will be held in two rounds: During the first round of the competition, students must present the tradition which is typical for their region, relating to the environmental protection.
The students moved to the second round of the competition will fill in the Intangible Cultural Heritage registration card on the selected patterns.
The authors of significant works will be awarded by the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia with the diploma and title of The Defender of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.


Patronage report : English 
44th CIOFF Congress and the Youth Forum
16/10/2014 - 26/10/2014Bautzen, Dresden, Germany
Contact:
CIOFF (Germany)
Norbert Müller, President CIOFF Germany

The 44th CIOFF® World Congress 2014 will take place in Bautzen, Germany. One day is reserved for the meetings of the Cultural Commission, the Festivals Commission, the Legal Commission and the Commission on Communications and Public Relations. The Committees on Children and on Training and Education will also meet.
After the decision of the World Congress 2013 in Zacatecas, Mexico, to grant the next CIOFF® World Folkloriada 2016 to the city of Zacatecas, the Committee on Folkloriada will have its first meeting and will start with the preparation of this for CIOFF® very important event.
The Folkloriada is the event where all CIOFF® member countries are invited to present their folklore and traditions. Very important parts of the World Congress are the Cultural Conference with theme The Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage - Role of Ethnic Communities and the Open Forum where the Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization will launch the Guide Intellectual Property and Folk, Arts and Cultural Festivals -A Practical Guide.
Motions of the National Sections will be presented for acceptation or refusal. The Council will inform the General Assembly about decisions taken during their meetings.

 
The 18th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2014
18/09/2014 - 21/09/2014Lepoglava, Croatia
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)
Marjan Škvarić, Mayor

The Lepoglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varaždin, Croatia and in Europe.
So far, 17 festivals have been held. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace making centres and the spread of Croatian culture.
Thereby, it contributes to the preservation of lacemaking skills and enriches the region’s touristic offerings.
In 2009, Lepoglava lacemaking, as a part of Croatian lace-making tradition, was included on the UNESCO’s List of World Intangible Heritage.
From 2010 the Festival has been held under the auspices of the UNESCO Office in Croatia. At the Festival, lace centres from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Furthermore, they represent their cultural heritage to visitors.


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English/Croatian 
Postage stamp
05/09/2014 - 05/03/2015Armenia
Contact:
Ministries of Culture and Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with ‘HayPost’ SISC (Armenia)

Armenian stamp with an image of the element Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars inscribed on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


Related element(s) :
Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars

Patronage report : postage stamp 
299th Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
01/08/2014 - 03/08/2014Sinj, Croatia
Contact:
Alka Knights’ Community Sinj (Croatia)
Stipe Jukić, President

Chivalric tournament “Alka of Sinj” was founded in 1715. It is being held continuously for nearly three decades in accordance with strictly codified decree, with historic uniform, equipment and weapons.
It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly one of ‘aiming at the ring’ (lat. hastiludum, ital. giostra con l’anello, fr. jeu de bagues, deutch Ringstechen).
Even though founded on wide European and oriental knightly traditions throughout many centuries Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries, inhabitants of Cetina region.
Being transposed into local colour it jealously protects chivalric spirit after so many centuries.
At the same time, Alka tournament managed to save until present the authenticity of historical coloring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition as well as in specific terminology related to its elements.
When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj 
Whitsun Festivities - International Gathering of Intangible Heritage
07/06/2014 - 09/06/2014Szentendre
Contact:
Hungarian Open Air Museum (Hungary)
Eszter Csonka-Takács

The Hungarian Open Air Museum is organizing an International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the fourth time on the Whitsun weekend, June 7-9, 2014.
In 2010, the council on scientific affairs of the Museum according to the proposal of the Department of ICH decided to dedicate the annual event to the mission of raising awareness of the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
As the year 2014 is dedicated to sheep farming and pastoral life at the Hungarian Open Air Museum, we plan to invite and present ICH elements related to this topic.
The main aim of the event is to foster a long-term cooperation among participating communities and to celebrate cultural diversity.
As the event is held on the Whitsun weekend, similarly to year 2013, 200 local children will also be participating, presenting the rich Hungarian Whitsun customs to the visitors of the Museum.

 
Touring exhibition ‘Ride of the Kings in the South-East of the Czech Republic’
01/05/2014 - 31/12/2015Prague, Strážnice, Huk, Kunovice, Skoronice, Vlčnov
Contact:
National Institute of Folk Culture (Czechia)
Jan Krist, Director

The exhibition was proposed as one of the safeguarding measures to be implemented after the inscription of the Ride of the Kings on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (inscribed in 2011).
The responsible organization is the National Institute of Folk Culture, however, all communities of bearers of the element participate in its preparation and they will also be the beneficiaries who will display the exhibition in their local conditions before passing the exhibition to other interested organizations.
The exhibition was designed to show several important aspects of the ride of the kings:
1) the description of the nature of the ritual and its significance and its geographical occurrence in the past and in the present
2) local specifics of the ride of the kings in each village
3) reflections of the ride of the kings in art - especially literature and visual arts
4) the inscription on the UNESCO’s Representative List.
The exhibition will be flexible; it can be used in different environments, for different audiences and under different technical conditions so any community/institution can display it according to its own resources.


Related element(s) :
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic

Patronage report : English/Czech 
Festival Aklapela
25/04/2014 - 27/04/2014Dubrovnik Croatia
Contact:
Udruga AKLAPELA (Croatia)
Ksenija Matić, President

Festival Aklapela was founded in 2012 - it is a festival of the best Croatian klapas that nourish the authentic klapa singing, a festival named by a pun of the words “klapa” and “a cappella”.
The songs are performed without instrumental accompaniment, and with little or no help of amplifiers, in the same way, or a way similar to the authentic one of performing Croatian traditional klapa song.
The traditional klapa song did not evolve in concerts and for concerts, but concert performances are one of the ways to share the entire beauty of klapa singing with as many admirers as possible.
Unlike other numerous established music festivals that are successfully held in Dubrovnik, Aklapela is an entirely national musical product and, with visionary artistic leadership, has the potential to become a referent value of Croatian ethno-music.


Related element(s) :
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia

Patronage report : English/Croatian 
Soirée culturelle de l’ensemble folklorique slovaque SLUK
18/12/2013 - 08/12/2016Maison de l’UNESCO, Salle 1
Contact:
La Délégation permanente de la République slovaque auprès de l’UNESCO (Slovakia)

A l’occasion du 20ème anniversaire de l’adhésion de la République slovaque à l’UNESCO et à l’occasion du 10ème anniversaire de la Convention pour le sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel, la Slovaquie a décidé de présenter à l’UNESCO son ensemble national folklorique SLUK.
Le group SLUK va présenter dans un programme de 1h30 l’échantillon de danses, de chants et de musique traditionnelle de Slovaquie. Group SLUK a attribué à la préservation des expressions culturelles immatérielles en Slovaque. Elle continue à travers de tout la Slovaque rassembler des éléments traditionnels et de les protéger pour les générations futures.

 
International Congress of Flamenco
12/11/2013 - 16/11/2013Palacio de Congresos (Conference Centre) in Cordoba - Spain
Contact:
Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco (Spain)

The Department of Culture and Sport, through the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco, is organizing the II International Congress of Flamenco in order to highlight the importance of flamenco, not only as a culture but also as an engine for generating wealth and employment, to its promotion and its national and international spread, supporting the artists, promoting young talents and creators and encouraging the cultural industries attached to flamenco.


Related element(s) :
Flamenco 
43 CIOFF World Congress
26/10/2013 - 26/10/2013Zacatecas, Mexico
Contact:
Consejo internacional de organizationes de festivales folkloricos y las artes tradicionales. ong socio oficial de la UNESCO (Mexico)
2013-09-10

CIOFF has always sought the protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage through its folk festivals, currently more than 360 festivals in the world to reach thousands and thousands of people across the world, are in their countries heritage samples cultural over 90 countries affiliated to ClOFF.

 
CIOFF XVII International Folk Festival Bosiljkovanje
16/10/2013 - 21/10/2013Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact:
Kulturno – umjetničko društvo mladih (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Tomo Nagradić – president

Inter Folk Fest, “Bosiljkovanje”, Derventa 2013 is an International Folklore Festival, certificated by CIOFF® /Official Partner of UNESCO, Accredited to UNESCO ICH committee.
Inter Folk Fest, “Bosiljkovanje”, from Derventa contributes to implementation of UNESCO’s strategic objectives in implementation of ICH 2003 Convention through the elements of its program: Preservation, recognition and visibility of elements of traditional culture, by performing it on the stage, as well as promotion through high media coverage of all programs and publications in newspapers, Annual Reports and on the CIOFF® web-site on the global level.
Round tables and seminars attended by experts and performers create a forum to research, discuss and recognize new elements, and explore new avenues for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage.
By organizing the meeting of folklore groups from different countries, we provide the space for meeting of different cultures with respect, friendship and understanding.
Members of Festival Commission observe, evaluate and prepare reports for CIOFF® Annual Report, and National CIOFF®, who then publish and distribute it.


Patronage report : English 
Atelier du Langage Sifflé du patrimoine de la Gomera
14/10/2013 - 31/10/2013Couvent de Santo Domingo. San Cristébal de La Laguna (Tenerife, îles Canaries, Espagne)
Contact:
Gouvernement des îles Canaries. Ministère de culture, des sports, des politiques sociales et du logement. Direction Générale de la Coopération et du Patrimoine culturel (Spain)
Juan Manuel Castaneda Contreras

Cet atelier propose l’élaboration d’un programme progressif et structuré en deux niveaux (niveau d’initiation et moyen), qui essaye de montrer les notions basiques sur les méthodes et les clés de l’émission du sifflement, et aussi la compréhension et production de messages sifflés à travers des expériences pratiques et actives, dans lesquelles se prouve la subtilité et l’efficacité du sifflement comme moyen de communication auxiliaire.
Le programme comprend des conférences consacrées à mettre en œuvre le langage sifflé et la structure de ce type de communication, ainsi que des techniques et pratiques de cette communication.


Related element(s) :
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero 
Activities related to the 10th anniversary
02/10/2013 - 06/10/2013Dubrovnik

City of Dubrovnik and FA “Lindjo” are planning to celebrate 10th year Anniversary of UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage through organizing a Youth Forum, Exhibition, Festival and Workshop as a part of ICCN annual event. Croatian Commission for UNESCO has adopted and supported the program.


Patronage report : English 
First Flamenco Exhibition
26/09/2013 - 15/10/2013Teatro Central in Seville
Contact:
Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco (Spain)

The department of Culture and Sport has arranged the First Flamenco Exhibition- Teatro Central which, meeting the needs of flamenco professionals to increase the availability of scenic spaces for flamenco artists and companies, will take place from September 26th to October 15th 2013.
A total of 86 shows have been submitted to the public call which closed 28th May 2013. A committee made up of professionals of flamenco shall select the program on the basis of the criteria published in the public call: career of the heading artist, innovation and commitment to new creations, suitability of the proposal for the scenic space.
The flamenco companies will be able to set the price of the tickets within the laid down limits. The price of the show will depend on box office takings achieved by flamenco companies.


Related element(s) :
Flamenco

Patronage report : Spanish 
The 17th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2013, Croatia
19/09/2013 - 22/09/2013 Lepoglava
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)

The Lepoglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varaždin Croatia and in Europe.
So far, 16 festivals have been held. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace making centres and the spread of Croatian culture.
Thereby it contributes to the preservation of lacemaking skills and enriches the region’s touristic offerings. In 2009, Lepoglava lacemaking, as a part of Croatian lace-making tradition, was Included on the UNESCO’s List of World Intangible Heritage.
From 2010 the Festival has been held under the auspices of the UNESCO Office in Croatia. At the Festival, lace centres from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Furthermore, they represent their cultural heritage to visitors.
The Festival consists of numerous events, such as a traditional handicrafts fair, a lace themed philatelic exhibition, lace motif installations, cultural associations performances, local folklore performances, a national folklore performance, folklore performances by ethnic minorities, creative children’s exhibition performances by brass bands and jazz, classical and popular music concerts.


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English 
Leuven Age Set ritual festivities
31/08/2013 - 15/09/2013Leuven, Belgium
Contact:
vzw Koninklijk Verbond der Jaaгtallen Leuven (Belgium)
Patronage report : English/Dutch 
298th Sinjska Alka knights’ tournament
02/08/2013 - 04/08/2013SINJ
Contact:
ALKA KNIGHTS’ COMMUNITY SINJ (Croatia)

Chivalric tournament “Alka of Sinj” was founded in 1715. It is being held continuously for nearly three decades in accordance with strictly codified decree, with historic uniform, equipment and weapons. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly one of ‘aiming at the ring’ (lat. hastiludum, ital. giostra con l’anello, fr. jeu de bagues, deutch Ringstechen).
Even though founded on wide European and oriental knightly traditions throughout many centuries; Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries, inhabitants of Cetina region. Being transposed into local colour it jealously protects chivalric spirit after so many centuries.
At the same time, Alka tournament managed to save until present the authenticity of historical colourness which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition as well as in specific terminology related to its elements.
When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
Festival “Les cultures du monde”
19/07/2013 - 29/07/2013Gannat
Contact:
Association Nationale Culture & Traditions (France)
Pierre-Julien Canonne

Depuis quarante ans à Gannat, durant dix jours et dix nuits, ce festival classé parmi les quatre manifestations plus importantes de la région Auvergne se fait le messager des cultures du Monde.
Ainsi 15 groupes, 350 artistes du monde entier, 500 bénévoles et environ 65 000 visiteurs se côtoient dans une alchimie faisant de Gannat un lieu unique octroyant depuis toujours une place de choix au patrimoine culturel immatériel et à sa sensibilisation auprès du public.
Le festival convie cette année la célébration des dix ans de la Convention au cœur de sa programmation festive en dédiant notamment une journée à l’échange et la découverte autour du patrimoine culturel immatériel local et international.


Patronage report : French 
Les Canaries et l’Afrique. Une coopération au développement à travers le patrimoine culturel immatériel.
03/07/2013 - 08/12/2016Siège de Maison Afrique. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Îles Canaries. Espagne
Contact:
Gouvernement des îles Canaries (Spain)
Juan Manuel Castaneda Contreras

Cette journée clôturera les activités menées dans le cadre du Projet européen CODEPA. En plus d’exposer un nombre de conclusions et un résumé du développement du projet, le Patrimoine culturel Immatériel sera évalué du point de vue de la coopération et comme moteur possible de développement des régions.


Patronage report : French 
Celebration event on “Ichapekene Piesta”
01/07/2013 - 01/07/2013San Ignacio de Moxos
Contact:
MINISTËRE DE CULTURES ET TOURISME (Bolivia (Plurinational State of))

Il s’agit de commémorer l’inscription de « l’Ichapekene Piesta, la plus grande fête de Saint Ignace de Moxos » sur la Liste représentative du patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité. Les communautés interprèteront différentes danses pour célébrer le 31 juillet et organiseront une « semaine moxeña » en mettant en évidence les différents éléments de la culture de Saint-Ignace de Moxos et surtout l’Ichapekene Piesta.


Related element(s) :
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos  
International folklore festival FOLKART
25/06/2013 - 29/06/2013Maribor
Contact:
Cultural Centre Narodni Dom Maribor (Slovenia)
Mrs. Alenka Klemencic
Patronage report : English 
‛Peacock Variations’ Gala Evening
10/06/2013 - 10/06/2013Paris, France

The Gala Evening was organized on the occasion of the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Hungary has been an active participant and promoter of Intangible Cultural Heritage ever since the inception of the Convention. The aim of the activity was to contribute to the worldwide celebrations of this special anniversary, as well as to promote and raise awareness about the Convention’s spirits and values.
Various Hungarian elements of the Representative List and a best practice was showcased to the audience. The winners of a well-known folk music and dance TV competition (“Fölszállott a páva”) were the main protagonists of the evening, thus receiving a very wide range of media presence, mainly in the Hungarian press (printed, radio, TV, Internet, social media).


Patronage report : English 
Whitsun Festivities - Resubmission
17/05/2013 - 20/05/2013Szentendre
Contact:
Hungarian Open Air Museum (Hungary)

The Hungarian Open Air Museum (Szentendre, Hungary) is organizing an International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the third time on the Whitsun weekend, 17-20 May, 2013. Apart from celebrating those elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed on the National Inventory in Hungary, we would like to feature again some ICH elements of UNESCO’s Representative list.
This year we would like to dedicate our festival to the celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the Convention.


Patronage report : English 
Cadre Noir: various activities in France and Belgium
12/04/2013 - 23/11/2013Paris, French regions, Brussels
Contact:
Ecole Nationale d’Equitation (France)
Related element(s) :
Equitation in the French tradition

Patronage report : French 
Festival de l’Imaginaire
20/03/2013 - 29/06/2013Paris et regions dans differents lieux
Contact:
Maison des Cultures du Monde (France)
Arwad Esber - Directrice
Patronage report : French 
Houtem Jaarmarkt - annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-Houtem
11/11/2012 - 12/11/2012Village square of Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium
Contact:
Municipality of Sint-Lievens-Houtem (Belgium)
Mrs. Nele Buys
Related element(s) :
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-Houtem

Patronage report : English 
Les musicales du Cadre Noir
19/10/2012 - 21/10/2012Ecole Nationale d’Equitation
Contact:
Ecole Nationale d’Equitation-Cadre Noir (France)
Related element(s) :
Equitation in the French tradition 
Collaboration of museum communities and governemental bodies in developong the intangible cultural heritage
24/09/2012 - 25/09/2012Azerbaijani Carpet Museum
Contact:
Azerbaijani Carpet Weavers’ Union (Azerbaijan)
Patronage report : English 
The 16th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2012, Croatia
20/09/2012 - 23/09/2012Lepoglava, Croatia
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)
Patronage report : English 
Alka knight community Sinj
03/08/2012 - 05/08/2012SINJ
Contact:
ALKA KNIGHT COMMUNITY SINJ (Croatia)
IVAN NASIC,
Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
Premier Forum de chercheurs du PCI
03/06/2012 - 03/06/2012Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Contact:
Maison des Cultures du Monde (France)
Chèrif Khaznadar
Patronage report : French 
Whilsun Festivities
26/05/2012 - 28/05/2012Hunganan Open Air Museum. S~entendr•. Hungary
Contact:
Hunganan Open Air Museum (Hungary)
Patronage report : English 
the Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium
17/05/2012 - 17/05/2012procession in the historic city centre of Bruges
Contact:
Heilig Bloedprocessie vzw (Belgium)
Related element(s) :
Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges

Patronage report : English 
Exhibition devoted to the Croatian elements inscribed on the Lists
12/04/2012 - 30/04/2012National park Dunav-Drava, Memorial Center, Mohacs, Hungary
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture,Republic of Croatia (Croatia)
Croatian Commission for UNESCO
 
Exhibition Croatian Intangible Heritage on UNESCO’s List
12/04/2012 - 30/04/2012National park Dunav-Drava, Memorial Center, Mohacs, Hungary
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture,Republic of (Croatia)
 
Exhibition Croatian Intangible Heritage on UNESCO’s List
09/03/2012 - 29/03/2012Palacio Porcia, Vienna, Austria
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture.Republic of (Croatia)
 
15th International Lace Festival Lepoglava 2011
22/09/2011 - 25/09/2011Lepoglava, Croatia
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture (Croatia)
Croatian Commission for UNESCO
Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English 
Sinjska Alka Knights Tournament
05/08/2011 - 07/08/2011Sinj
Contact:
Chivalric Society of the Alka (Croatia)
Croatian Comission for UNESCO
Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English