“Developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage in Greece”

Carpathian transhumance, element of traditional pastoralism
Workshop on the topic
“Developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage in Greece”


The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO​, together wi​th the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage), are organizing a​n online capacity building workshop titled “Developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage in Greece” starting on May 31 and will continue until June 4th, 2021.

The topics to be developed in the training are:  introduction to the UNESCO Convention and its relation to sustainable development; introduction to safeguarding under the 2003 ICH Convention; implementation of the Convention in Greece and requirements for safeguarding plans at a national level; challenges and opportunities for developing safeguarding plans in Greece; an overview step by step of developing safeguarding plans; working with representatives of communities to develop safeguarding plans: examples of approaches; examples of involving communities in safeguarding planning in Greece; developing safeguarding strategies integrating the sustainable development factor; ways of linking the development of safeguarding plans in Greece to the process of Periodic Reporting.

The training will be conducted by two experienced facilitators from the UNESCO’s facilitators  global network, Ms. Harriet Deacon and Ms. Benedetta Ubertazzi, and will be tailored to the hosting country’s specific needs. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the facilitators have prepared a flexible programme. Apart from the foreseen significant group work in intriguing sub-topics, the programme also includes concrete examples from Greece, with the presentation of the participants. Moreover, international guests are invited to participate and contribute on specific sub-topics.