MEDLIHER: four years of cooperation for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Mediterranean
UNESCO release, 7 December 2012

PARIS, FRANCE: Four years of cooperation for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria come to an end, with the experience gained in the framework of the project MedLiHer, Mediterranean Living Heritage, showcased from 17-18 December 2012, in Paris, France. Co-financed by the European Union and UNESCO through the Euromed Heritage Program, and benefiting from the cooperation with Maison des cultures du monde, the MedLiHer project has aimed to build long term capacities of key national players for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in those countries, including developing national safeguarding projects and supporting their participation in its international mechanisms. The project also sought to strengthen cooperation and exchange of expertise and experience at the regional level through the creation of a network of institutions and development of a web portal with a database. Read the release … Further information on the project …

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