Enhancing regional cooperation
on Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe
The Eighth Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts Network on Intangible Cultural Heritage was held on 15-16 May 2014 in Limassol, Cyprus. It was organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice ( Italy). The main thematic topic for the meeting was “Intangible cultural heritage: youth, transmission and education”.
It is a follow-up to the previous meetings in Arbanassi, 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. On the last year’s meeting which was hosted by the Regional Centre Sofia, the main thematic topic was: “New strategies for sustainable development, tourism and partnerships”. (Declaration Sofia 2013)
The topic for this session was “Intangible cultural heritage: youth, transmission and education” and titled “Intangible cultural heritage and education: experiences, good practices, lessons learned”. There were 3 main areas of discussion:
The meeting was attended by experts in representation of the ministries of culture of Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria, Croatia; Cyprus; Greece; Montenegro; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey, as well as by representatives from Hungary, Italy and of the Regional Centre Sofia.