Nordic-Baltic ICH Network

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Network for sharing Nordic and Baltic good practices of safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Nordic and Baltic network on Intangible Cultural Heritage was established 13.7.2019 at Kaustinen Intangible Cultural Heritage Seminar 2019.

The provisional aim of the network is to share good practices on community involvement in a wider scope. The informal network envisages regular meetings open for all stakeholders and domains working in the spirit of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The network will use the webpage Nordic Safeguarding Practices as a description of the developing network of sharing methods for community involvement.

At first the contact persons of the network will be Matti Hakamäki of Finnish Folk Music Institute ( and Dag Feldborg of Norsk Handverksinstituttet (

The organization of the network will be discussed in a satellite meeting associated with the first Nordic ICH conference Living heritage in the Nordic countries. International seminar on the UNESCO 2003 Convention, 31.10–1.11.2019 in Hanaholmen Cultural Centre, Espoo, Finland.


Watch the Kaustinen Intangible Cultural Heritage Seminar 2019 online: