20.10.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office

Strengthening community capacities for the inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Montenegro

Local dance from Montenegro ©Aleksandar Samaradzic

A first national capacity building workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Montenegro will be organized in Cetinje (Montenegro) from 24-31 October 2011 by UNESCO, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the National Commission for UNESCO of Montenegro. The event will bring together experts, NGOs, community members, local authorities, government officials, and actors at the heart of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The objective is to build capacity of all relevant stakeholders to inventory intangible cultural heritage following a community-based approach.

The workshop will provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools for effective documentation and inventorying of intangible cultural heritage under the 2003 Convention and will also include a fieldwork practicum at the end of the workshop.

The event will be facilitated by Chiara Bortolotto, Anthropologist from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Sasha Sreckovic, Ethnographer from the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade (Serbia). This workshop is a direct follow-up to the regional training on “Strengthening national capacities for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Europe”, organized by UNESCO in Sofia, Bulgaria (14-18 March 2011).

The 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was ratified by Montenegro in September 2009.




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