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16 August 2012 - Partnering with youth for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage

Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale

Young people play a crucial role in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO is therefore intensifying its efforts to partner with youth in the implementation of the 2003 Convention. Three sub-regional youth forums in the coming months aim to strengthen youth knowledge and safeguarding capacities through awareness-raising, dialogue and focused activities.

First on the calendar is a youth seminar being organized by the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe (a