Next Event: 2022 ICCN 10th Thematic Workshop in Sicily


2022 ICCN 10th Thematic Workshop in Sicily

We are honoured and pleased to invite you to the 10th Thematic Workshop hosted by Caltagirone, (Siclily, Italy) from 13 to 16 October 2022.

This year’s Workshop will be held under the auspices of Caltagirone City Hall, Coppem and the ICCN Regional Office for Europe and Mediterranean with the theme of “The relation between Governance and Local Communities in the ICH Policies management.”

All the interested members are kindly requested to fill and send the registration form to Mr. Natale Giordano, coordinator of the Workshop in Caltagirone ( and to Ms. Mar Navarro, coordinator of the ICCN Secretariat (

We hope to meet all the ICCN members in this year’s Workshop and to share experiences in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. Best regards from Algemesí and Sicily.


Documents and dettailed information:

2022 TW Registration Form

2022 TW Official Invitation

2022 TW Agenda


Confirmed participants:

  1. City Hall of Algemesi (Spain)
  2. Valencian Museum of Festivities (Algemesí, Spain)
  3. COPPEM (Italy)
  4. Folkand International Centre of Folklore and culture (India)
  5. Galle Municipal Council (Sri Lanka)
  6. Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (Latvia)
  7. The Israeli Association of Cultural Directors (Israel)
  8. Municipality of Jerusalem (Israel)
  9. Beit Sahour Municipality (Palestine)




2021 ICCN 8th General Assembly online hosted by Gangneung

The ICCN and the Gangneung City Government has hold the 8th General Assembly online on the 25th and 26th November with the theme of “Local policies for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Post Covid-19 era.”

The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in 2020. However, the Covid-19 Pandemic stopped us from our getting together. The Covid-19 Pandemic is the common challenge that threatens the safeguarding our local intangible cultural heritage.

More dettailed information:

2021 GA Registration Form

2021 GA Online Official Invitation

2021 GA Final Report

Statute of ICCN (updated 25.11.2021)







The 2020 General Assembly was supposed to be held during the Gangneung Danoje Festival from June 22 to 25, 2020 in the city of Gangneung, Republic of Korea.

The 8th ICCN General Assembly was supposed to deal with the issue of safeguarding intangible cultural heritages and incorporating ICH into a cultural city with the theme of “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Cultural City”.

In addition to the 2020 General Assembly, all ICCN attendants were supposed to experience rich intangible heritages of Gangneung, in particular, the Gangneung Danoje Festival which was proclaimed as the Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005 and automatically inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

More dettailed information, in the official invitation:

2020 GA Gangneung Official Invitation