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National Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).

In 2021, the Ministry of Culture approved about 100 elements as candidates for the National Register of Intangible Heritage. The first round of this process gathered nearly 150 applications.

The elements that become part of the National Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage are initially approved in principle by the National Council of Intangible Cultural Heritage (NCICH). They finally become part of this register, after approval by the Order of the Minister of Culture.

The ICH Register database is administered by the National Institute of Cultural Heritage Registration.

The ICH Registry is regularly updated. Applications for this Register can be proposed throughout the year.

Elements of the ICH Register can be included in the UNESCO Lists for intangible cultural heritage with the proposal of NCICH and the approval of the Minister of Culture.

The instructions and information for the ICH Register were approved in the UNESCO Convention, Paris 2003.

The objectives of the Convention include:

  • Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
  • Respecting the ICH of different communities, groups, and individuals.
  • Promotion and awareness of the importance of ICH and its mutual evaluation at the local, national and international levels.
  • Promotion of international cooperation and support.

Community Participation Guidelines

Inventory of intangible cultural heritage

Application procedure for the National Inventory of intangible cultural heritage.

How to add an element?

How to fill in a new element’s folder?