25 May The National Network of Intangible Cultural Heritage is born
The EGTC Rio Minho participated in the initial meeting, in which the general action lines of this network were presented
The National Palace of Ajuda in Lisbon hosted the first meeting of the National Network of Intangible Cultural Heritage (RNPCI), which was born with the aim of sharing knowledge, experiences and good practices, seeking to enhance a multi-collaborative work with a focus on the safeguarding and revitalization of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The EGTC Rio Minho, together with other collaborating entities already attached, participated in this first meeting, in situ or online. The general lines of action of the Network were presented, but the participating entities were also given the opportunity to express their expectations and proposals for the dynamism of this new informal and open structure, debating the model and the form of future operation and functioning.
During the meeting, the Intangible Portugal Program was also presented to the attendees, promoted by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage throughout this year commemorating the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. In addition, forms of broad and joint participation of the Network’s member entities were discussed in the revitalization of the second and third phases of the program, ‘The territory’ and ‘The party’, which will take place between October 17 and 22 with a decentralized celebration model.