The EGTC Rio Minho shares with the partners of the LIVHES project the progress towards the creation of the Center for Interpretation of the Intangible Heritage of the Rio Minho

The EGTC Rio Minho participated this morning in the pooling of the actions of the European cooperation project Living Heritage for Sustainable Development (LIVHES), in the framework of the 5th meeting of partners of this initiative co-financed by the Interreg – Sudoe program, which is held from last Monday in Teruel. The nine entities that make up the LIVHES project, among which is the EGTC Rio Minho, had the opportunity to inform the rest of the partners about the progress achieved in the last six months and the status of the actions to enhance the value of the intangible cultural heritage that are to develop.

In the case of the European Grouping of Cross-border Cooperation of the Rio Minho, the action is focused on the creation of a Center for Interpretation of the Intangible Heritage in collaboration with the Cultural and Pedagogical Association Ponte…nas Ondas!, with more than 25 years of experience in the recovery of intangible heritage through the methodology stablished by UNESCO.

The Center for Interpretation of the Intangible Heritage of the Rio Minho will consist of a virtual museum with exhibitions about oral tradition, maritime-fluvial culture or agricultural culture, among other topics, and will also have a small physical space in the future.

Other initiatives to preserve of intangible cultural heritage

Other initiatives promoted within LIVHES are, for example, the augmented reality project of the Fundació Institut Catalá de Recerca en Patrimoni Cultural, which aims to create a co-creative learning environment around the valorization and recovery of memory and recreation of production of juniper oil in Riba-roja or, the release of a comic book for 3rd and 4th graders, by the Provincial Council of Teruel on the construction technique of dry stone.

It is also worth noting the action of Pays de Béarn, which has been working on the creation of a seminar aimed at employees of the private and public sectors of the region to strengthen different aspects of its intangible cultural heritage such as polyphony, Béarnese dances or handicraft.

The LIVHES project is co-financed by the Interreg – Sudoe Program through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), it aims to find and implement new ways of enhancing the value of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, promoted and recognized by UNESCO in the sparsely populated areas of the south of Europe to turn it into a tool for sustainable economic development and territorial cohesion.

The nine partners who are part of the project are: Pays de Béarn, the Deputation of Teruel, the Deputation of Burgos, the Institut Català de Recerca en el Patrimoni Cultural (ICRPC), the municipality of Barcelos, the Public University of Navarra, CIRDOC – Institut Occitan de Cultura, Pyrénées Haut Garonnaises Communauté de Communes and the EGTC Rio Minho.