Meeting on Safeguarding West and Central Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage
Successfully held workshop in Tirana, Albania


Workshop entitled
‘Implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the National Level’ 
Tirana, Albania – 14-18 September 2015

The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Albania organizes a workshop on the implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at national level. The workshop, which started today, Monday 14 September and will continue until Friday, will discuss the scope and objectives as well as the obligations of the State Parties under this international legal instrument.

As part of UNESCO’s global strategy aiming to enhance national capacity for safeguarding of living heritage, the workshop will gather some 38 participants from local to national levels. The training will be co-facilitated by Ms Chiara Bortolotto and Mr Nikolay Vukov, part of the UNESCO’s network of facilitators delivering capacity-building workshops around the world.

Thanks to the host country the participants will have the opportunity to attend a vivid programme including field trip in Rreshen where meeting with the old master/artisan, visit to the local ethnography museum, a short performance by the youth folk group, a traditional culinary experience has been organized.
For further information:
Agenda (only in English)
List of participants (only in English)
UNESCO’s news