The main objective of the project is to increase civic participation in policy making and is aimed at updating the legislative framework and policies in the field of the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage through open and responsible governance, joint action among citizens, businesses and administrations and developing a mechanism for implementation of civil monitoring of national and local policies. This necessity is due to the lack of: 1.Current legislative framework in the field of safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, including intellectual property; .Clear understanding of the problems of safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage and relevant cultural policies in the country; 3.Synergy between all stakeholders. The main objective will be achieved with the following activities: Analysis of the legislation and policies taken in the member states of the Regional Center in the field of the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, including recommendations and guidelines for their implementation; Analysis of the Bulgarian legal framework and the policies existing in Bulgaria with regard to international documents in the field of intangible cultural heritage, including recommendations and guidelines for implementation; On the basis of the conclusions and the results of the two analyzes, a civil monitoring mechanism will be developed to regulate the involvement and participation of all stakeholders, and citizens in the process of monitoring national and local policies on the preservation of intangible cultural heritage; Enhancing the capacity of the applicant and nongovernmental organizations to participate in the process of formulating, implementing and monitoring legislation and policies; Conducting seminars with stakeholder representatives to raise public awareness and promote civic participation.
Total project value: 74 068.88 BGN
European co-funding: 62 958.55 BGN
National co-funding: 11 110.33 BGN