http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/fr/état/Pays-Bas

Institutions, organisations, contacts

Institutions nationales

Délégation permanente du Royaume des Pays-Bas auprès de l’UNESCO
7, rue Eblé
75007 PARIS
PAU@minbuza.nl

Commission nationale des Pays Bas pour l’UNESCO
P.O. Box 29777
2502 LT The Hague (Den Haag)
Netherlands
scunesco@unesco.nl; rquarles@unesco.nl (SG)

Contacts UNESCO

Siège de l’UNESCO (section du PCI)
Responsable régional :
Scepi, Giovanni (g.scepi@unesco.org)

ONG accréditées situées dans ce pays

Nom, adresse et sourceActivités relatives au PCI
Nederlands Centrum voor Volkscultuur
Dutch Centre for Folklore and Intangible Heritage [en]
F.C. Dondersstraat 1
3572 JA Utrecht
PAYS-BAS
URL: www.volkscultuur.nl
Tel.: (030) 276 02 44

Demande d’accréditation n° 90233 : anglais
Réunion décisionnaire : 4.GA - 2012

Date de création: 1992
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Domaine(s):

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- social practices, rituals and festive events
- knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
- traditional craftsmanship

Mesure de sauvegarde:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Pays principaux d’activité:

Pays-Bas

Objectifs:
The main objective of the organization is stengthen popular culture and intangible heritage in het Netherlands. Our organization is subsidized by the Dutch government as the national institute for intangible heritage.
Activités:
Activities mainly center on promoting, inventorying, documentation, advising the Dutch government, reflection, strengthen local communities.

Additional information:

The Nederlands Centrum voor Volkscultuur is a small professional organization. Most of the staff are professionally trained ethnologists/historians. The bureau is led by Ineke Strouken, a professional historian. We are a foundation which is subsidized by the Dutch government. The foundation is governed by a board.
The Nederlands Centrum voor Volkscultuur has an advisory function to the Dutch government on all (policy) issues related to intangible heritage and folklore. As such we are subsidized by the Dutch government.
Our three main tasks are: promotion, raising awareness and strengthen local organizations and communities as bearers of local traditions and intangible heritage.
We organize theme years like ‘the year of tradition’, ‘the year of the circus’ and ‘the year of the intangible heritage’, as a way of raising awareness on special issues relating to intangible heritage.
In these theme years we cooperate with radio and television broadcasters. We organize with the help of our local organizations a broad array of activities, including manifestations, book publications, exhibitions etc. as a way of raising awareness.
We issue three magazines (Traditie is our popular magazine; Volkscultuur Magazine distributes news about our sector; Levend Erfgoed is the more scholarly review, with information and discussion about intangible heritage). Among the contributors/authors to our magazines are international renowned scholars like the Americans Simon Bronner and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the Englishman David Hill and Dutch ethnologists like John Helsloot, Peter Jan Margry and Hester Dibbits.
We also have three websites in the air: www.nederlandscentrumvoorvolkscultuur.nl, www.volkscultuurplein.nl and www.jaarvanhetimmaterieelerfgoed.nl, this last website with information on our theme year of the intangible heritage. We document knowledge and information on Dutch culture and intangible heritage on our website www.volkscultuurplein.nl.
In cooperation with professional publishers we issue books about themes like ‘traditions in the Netherlands’, ‘carnival’, ‘circus’ etc. We also make travelling exhibitions on several subjects in the field of living heritage, which our local organizations can use in their local museums. For us it is a way to document these traditions.
As the Dutch government has indicated that the Netherlands will ratify the UNESCO convention on the intangible heritage, the Nederlands Centrum voor Volkscultuur has made a start with inventorying intangible heritage in the Netherlands. Also we have started with a training program for local organizations and local communities on how to document and safeguard their intangible heritage.
Coopération:
Mutual respect and cooperation with local communities is the basic rule and starting point for our organization.

Additional information:
We always cooperate with local communities and groups, for instance in our special theme years. In 2011 we have organized several expertmeetings for these local communities and groups with the intention of strengthening their capacities to manage and safeguard their intangible heritage.
Intangible heritage is interpreted as living heritage: living heritage of diverse groups and communities living in the Netherlands. This includes living heritage of local minority cultures as for instance the Frisians in the province of Friesland. But also the living heritage of ethnic minorities from for instance Turkey and Morocco who are living in the Netherlands.
The bureau is supported by a number of specialized experts from outside the organization. These experts are organized in so called knowledgegroups, who help and advise us on specialized subjects as ‘intangible heritage’, ‘local history’, ‘folklore’. ‘circus’ etc. These experts are asked by us to cooperate with us in these knowledgegroups because of their theoretical expertise on history or ethnology or because of their practical knowledge in the field, as bearers of tradition.
We have subdivided our field in a number of specialized areas, in total we support about 6000 (mostly) local organizations who work with intangible heritage.
We have a thorough knowledge on the diverse local groups and organizations in the Netherlands who you could describe as ‘custodians’ of traditions. These are mostly local organizations who organize popular feasts like for instance carnival or local processions or events which you could label as intangible heritage, for instance a religious procession or a local festivity. Also we are active in transmitting knowledge about intangible heritage to future generations. For this we have developed research manuals and educational projects, for instance on subjects as ‘traditions in daily life’ and on ‘children play and culture in the Netherlands’.
Société internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore - SIEF
International Society for Ethnology and Folklore [en]
PO Box 94264
1090 GG Amsterdam
PAYS-BAS
URL: www.siefhome.org
Tel.: 0031204628500

Demande d’accréditation n° 90013 : anglais
Réunion décisionnaire : 3.GA - 2010

Date de création: 1964
Domaine(s):

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- social practices, rituals and festive events
- knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
- traditional craftsmanship
- other
- scientific reflection on these domains

Mesure de sauvegarde:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Objectifs:
SIEF is an international scholarly organization founded in 1964. The major purpose of our organization is to facilitate cooperation among scholars working within European Ethnology, Folklore Studies and adjoining fields. Membership is open to interested scholars and students. The membership support our efforts to build stronger networks among individuals and institutions in our fields, to enlarge the scope of our web-based services, and to plan and carry out scholarly meetings. Within the larger and looser framework of SIEF, a number of special interest sections have taken shape over the past decades. They hold their own congresses and workshops, and in some instances publish their own proceedings.

SIEF has organized large congresses in three to five year intervals. The most recent congress with the theme "Transcending Euopean Heritages' was held in Londonderry in June 2008. The next big congress is planned for 2011 in Lisbon. As SIEF hopes to contribute to improve contact and collaboration among scholars, we hope also to initiate a number of smaller workshops designed specifically for more intensive encounters on themes relevant to a rapidly transforming world.

In addition, SIEF seeks to serve like minded scholars through information offered on its web page. We would like to offer links to research institutions (at universities or in the public domain).

Moreover SIEF draws scholars who in daily practice work closely together with the communities of ICH in the various domains of the convention and give thus form to an intensive interaction between academia and the ICH practices (and practitioners) of daily live.
Activités:
SIEF is an international scholarly organization, set up to facilitate cooperation among scholars working within European Ethnology, Folklore Studies and adjoining fields and to stimulate research and documentation on these fields. This is done via the International congresses which are organised each three years, usually in collaboration with other relevant organisations and institutions. Within SIEF nine special scholarly working groups have been set up to deal with a specific fields; one of the latest is the Working Group on Cultural Heritage and Property (chair Kristin Kuutma). SIEF stimulates and facilitates smaller conferences and symposia during the intervals of the three-yearly congresses. SIEF and/or it's working groups bring out publications and proceedings and also yearly newsletters for the membership. A public eleborate website is maintained for everyone interested in ethnology, folklore and cultural heritage. SIEF maintains professional and functional relations with other relevant organisations such as the American Folklore Society (AFS), the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) etc.
Coopération:
The membership has a great expertise in working with and communicating with communities, groups and practitioners, due to their profound engagement in fieldwork that entails sensitive interaction with people and their culture. The variety in experience is great due to the fact that it's members are from nearly all European countries and also because they are organized in nine different SIEF working groups each dealing with (a) specific aspect(s) of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Apart from the international perspective of SIEF, the individual and board members do also perform, from the research or documentation perspective, plurifom networks on local, regional or national levels with regard to Intangible Cultural Heritage.