Learning on intangible heritage (2017)

Learning on intangible heritage

Learning on intangible heritage: building teachers' capacity for a sustainable future 

The project “Learning on intangible heritage: building teachers' capacity for a sustainable future” is implemented by ENCATC under UNESCO’s Participation Programme 2016-2017 and in partnership with 3Walks-Cultural Research, Training and Knowledge and Social Transference. 

A new vision of cultural heritage is gaining prominence. For this reason, UNESCO encourages integration of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in training programmes for future decision-makers and professionals in related fields, such as heritage studies, cultural management or sustainable development. However, despite international recognition of ICH and its critical importance for sustainable development, the theme has been largely neglected in relevant studies in almost all the word regions. 

The aim of this project is to revisit the training programmes of universities, as well as to strengthen their capacity building in ICH and, by doing that, help UNESCO raise awareness about the 2003 Convention and its purpose. 

The main outcomes of this project are:

  • Map of the programmes currently offering education on cultural heritage and ICH in all European countries, at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.
  • Report on the analysis of the mapping of higher education programmes offering education on cultural heritage and ICH, including recommendations for further insertion of ICH into higher education curricula.
  • UNESCO-ENCATC Round table “Learning on intangible heritage: building teachers' capacity for a sustainable future” (Milan, 5 December 2017), and proceedings of the Round table.
  • Special issue of the /encatcSCHOLAR on higher education and ICH.

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