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Fine experts from Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania gathered in Marrakech to discuss the creation of a participative inventory on their Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). This workshop is part of a broader program that aims at promoting the purposes of the Convention for the safeguarding of ICH, and the consequent call to action in order to enforce it.

In the past years the Moroccan Ministry of Culture has been focusing its efforts on preserving and increasing the value of its national cultural heritage. The administration has therefore developed a plan of action, called “Patrimoine 2020”, which includes concrete programs for ICH protection, training, promotion and to raise awareness on this important issue.

The workshop held in Marrakech was fundamental to shine a light on components of Maghrebi traditions (such as songs, dances and craft skills) that have been neglected for too long and that risk to be forgotten. The idea is to start an inventory to simplify the realization of specific strategies based on each ICH peculiarity.


The gLAWcal Team

LIBEAC project

Monday, 25 August 2014

(Source: Libération)

This news has been realized by gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy which are both beneficiaries of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC). This work has been realized in the framework of Workpackages 4, coordinated by University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy.