11th Annual Meeting of the South-East European Experts Network on Intangible Cultural Heritage

© Museum of Republic of Srpska

The South-East European Experts Network on Intangible Cultural Heritage was established in 2007 with the support of UNESCO, in order to support the implementation of the UNESCO 2003 Convention in South-East Europe. Annual meetings of the network took place in Arbanasi, Bulgaria, June 2007; Safranbolu, Turkey, May 2008; Zagreb, Croatia, April 2009, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Romania, May 2010; Belgrade, Serbia, May 2011; Athens, Greece, May 2012; Sofia, Bulgaria, May 2013; Limassol, Cyprus, May 2014; Venice, Italy, June 2015; and Supetar, Croatia, June 2016.

These meetings contributed to enhance a common understanding of opportunities and challenges linked to the safeguarding of the ICH as a key asset of South-East European cultural diversity, as well as to develop institutional and professional capacities within the relevant national authorities serving as a regional platform for sharing knowledge and good practices.

During last year’s meeting in Croatia, participants agreed on focusing their annual meeting in 2017 on the issue of resource mobilization, fund-raising and partnerships for the financial sustainability of ICH safeguarding.

Experts are invited to participate in representation of the ministries of Culture and/or other relevant authorities of the Member States of the Council of Ministers of Culture of South-eastern Europe – Enhancing Culture for Sustainable Development (CoMoCoSEE), namely: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria, Croatia; Greece; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; and, Turkey.

Experts representing relevant authorities from Austria, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy, and Malta are invited as observers.
International experts and UNESCO staff will also participate in the meeting.


Type of Event Working group
Start 27.06.2017 07:00 local time
End 28.06.2017 16:00 local time
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Focal point SESUM, Sinisa
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Sinisa Sesum at s.sesum@unesco.org
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
City Sarajevo
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Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website UNESCO Venice Office
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