The 6th ICCN Thematic Workshop was successfully held in Dubrovnik, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, from October 2 to 6, 2013. Mayors, representatives and youth participants of 26 cities from 23 states, representatives of 8 cultural institutions including the UNESCO Headquarter participated in this event. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 2003 UNESCO Convention, the theme was “Youth in Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage”. The Workshop was composed of the ICCN Board meeting, Workshop sessions, Youth Forum and the special Festival.
The 2013 ICCN Dubrovnik Workshop has mapped out the next step of the ICCN working agenda. With the trial of associating both experts and mayors or local administrators, it was possible to have deeper discussion and strengthened capacities of both sides as they could listen to each other and share their experiences and expertise in the field. Based on collected extensive opinions and successful results of this workshop, ICCN will further the Scientific Session in regular meetings in the coming years for active interaction among policy makers and experts. It is hoped that the future sessions will provide new perspectives through in-depth knowledge and active discussion among experts and policy makers in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage.Click to read more+