24.05.2017 - UNESCO Venice Office

Call for Expressions of Interest: Needs-assessment on implementing the UNESCO 2003 Convention (deadline: 20 June 2017)

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The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced individuals, teams or organizations to undertake a survey intended to assess the main needs and priorities for the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Submission deadline: 20 June 2017

The activity, to be undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and National Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina for cooperation with UNESCO, aims at establishing a solid foundation to improve the safeguarding of the country’s living heritage, in accordance with the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003).

The survey shall combine desk research and on-site consultations in order to assess the adequacy of the institutional and professional environments, availability of expertise and the national capacity to set up or revise legislative and policy frameworks, draw up inventories and carry out other safeguarding measures in accordance with the 2003 Convention.

In particular, the survey shall aim at: assessing the current policy, legal and institutional frameworks for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina; outlining the main needs in terms of professional and institutional capacity building for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and, developing a multi-year action plan for implementation of the survey’s recommendations, including proposals for capacity-building, to be possibly addressed within the scope of UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme and international assistance mechanisms for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

Expressions of interest, containing the curriculum vitae(s) of consultant(s), team or organization and a written description, maximum 3 pages, indicating the technical and financial proposal. Submission deadline: 20 June 2017. The terms of reference are available for download from the right menu.

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