8th Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts
on Intangible Cultural Heritage
The implementation of the UNESCO
Con...
 Republic of Macedonia legally ratified the
Convention for the Safeguarding of the
Intangible Cultural Heritage on the 28...
1. Law on Copyright and other Related Rights (1996);
2. Law of culture (1998) and Law on the Macedonian
Language Use (1998...
Cultural Heritage
Protection Office
Department for
Prevention and
Supervision
Department for
Identification,
Protection an...
1. The “Marko Cepenkov” Institute of Folklore in Skopje, a legal
entity for safeguarding folk goods http://ifmc.ukim.mk/
2...
1. Joint project of Ministry of Local Self-Government and Ministry of
Culture for mapping 170 barriers of spiritual and cu...
 During the last nine years, the Culture Heritage Protection Office has
identified and validated the Cultural Heritage Pr...
Ministry of Culture has been preparing
special applications
 Local cultural operators receive funds for safeguarding
of t...
Cultural strategy for safeguarding and protecting the
Intangible Cultural Heritage 2013 – 2017, financed by the
Ministry o...
 Media actions to raise the awareness for
safeguarding the intangible culture resulting
 The Cyrillic Alphabet Song: www...
In 2011 Republic of Macedonia submitted three files for
UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
1. The male social dan...
“Chetrse” / Holly forty Martyrs from Shtip inscribed
in the Representative List of UNESCO in 2013
International cooperation and networking
On initiative of Turkey, together with Croatia, Serbia, Romania and
Moldova, Repu...
Joint project with the Turkish National
Commission for UNESCO
– Sharing the same taste
 On October 25, 2013, the ICTM
National Committee of
Macedonia and the Ministry of
Culture organized a concert on
which p...
 Due to the inscription of the first element on
the UNESCO ICH Representative list, the
visibility of the Convention is i...
Informal and Formal education
Informal education within
the Folk groups and NGOs
Folk festivals - Folk groups and ensembles
NGOs – workshops and seminar...
 Universities and departments
- University St. Kiril i Metodij – Skopje (Faculty of music art,
department of ethnomusicol...
Thank you for your attention
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SESSION 1
Eighth Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts Network
on Intangible Cultural Heritage
15-16 May 2014. Limassol, Cyprus
Authors: Ivona Opetcheska Tatarchevska, adviser for intangible cultural heritage in the Cultural Heritage Protection Office, and Velika Stojkova Serafimovska, Researcher for intangible cultural heritage in the Folklore Institute "Marko Cepenkov"-Skopje.
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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: The implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: progress, experiences and challenges

  1. 1. 8th Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts on Intangible Cultural Heritage The implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Republic of Macedonia: progress, experiences and challenges Ivona Opetcheska Tatarchevska & Velika Stojkova Serafimovska Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia/Cultural Heritage Protection Office Institute for folklore research “Marko Cepenkov” – Skopje
  2. 2.  Republic of Macedonia legally ratified the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the 28th April, 2006.*  The instrument of ratification was registered within UNESCO on the 13th June 2006. * Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia – International Agreements, No. 59/06.
  3. 3. 1. Law on Copyright and other Related Rights (1996); 2. Law of culture (1998) and Law on the Macedonian Language Use (1998); 3. Law on libraries September 2004 4. National Program for Culture for the period 2004-2008 and 2008 - 2012; 5. Law for archival materials and documents 36/90 and 36/95 6. Law on Cultural Heritage Protection enacted March 19th 2004, entering into force on 1st of January 2005; improved in 2007,2011, 2013 and 2014. Legal instruments at national level for the Safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage
  4. 4. Cultural Heritage Protection Office Department for Prevention and Supervision Department for Identification, Protection and Use of Cultural heritage Department for Documentation and Internat. cooperation Section for Intangible heritage Section for Movable heritage Section for Immovable heritage
  5. 5. 1. The “Marko Cepenkov” Institute of Folklore in Skopje, a legal entity for safeguarding folk goods http://ifmc.ukim.mk/ 2. The “Krste Misirkov” Macedonian Language Institute in Skopje, a legal entity for safeguarding the Macedonian language, its dialects and the ethnic minority dialects spoken in the Republic of Macedonia http://imj.ukim.edu.mk/ 3. The Museum of Macedonia made a quiet entrance in the system of safeguarding intangible goods http://www.musmk.org.mk/ 4. Institute for Old Slavic Culture in Prilep, which gave a significant contribution to researching, documenting and elaborating the ICH from the region of the western part of the Republic of Macedonia http://www.isk.edu.mk Authorized institutions/protectors for Intangible heritage:
  6. 6. 1. Joint project of Ministry of Local Self-Government and Ministry of Culture for mapping 170 barriers of spiritual and cultural heritage at national level; 2. The State Survey Office reviewed 30 toponyms on the topographical maps; 3. Adaptation of the Cultural Heritage Protection Law[1] to the Local Self- Government Territorial Organization Law; 4. The toponyms were registered in the Global Mapping database – 613 toponyms were transcribed: 291 localities, 84 municipalities, 19 lakes, 219 rivers. 5. The Cinematheque of Macedonia and the Museum of Macedonia has been working on mutual project for digitalisation of the film archive and organizing joint school projections of the movies. 6. Notation: It is important to note that the Republic of Macedonia is the first country in Europe to supply data for this base. Collaboration with other government agencies
  7. 7.  During the last nine years, the Culture Heritage Protection Office has identified and validated the Cultural Heritage Protection Law and four years since the enactment of the Law on Ratifying the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, analyses of identifying and validating 88 intangible goods have been processed from which: - 58 folk goods - 19 dialects of Macedonian and - 10 dialects of the ethnic minority languages in Macedonia, - 1 cultural good in the category of toponyms. Period of nine years of enforcing the legal instruments:
  8. 8. Ministry of Culture has been preparing special applications  Local cultural operators receive funds for safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage.  Among the state projects involving the intangible cultural heritage, we would like to single out the following strategies of the Ministry of Culture: - The Strategy for Digitalizing the Cultural Heritage, promoted on 25th January 2010, active from July 2013; - The Strategy for Reviving the Old Bazaar in Skopje, promoted on 17th February 2010. - Cultural strategy for safeguarding and protecting the Intangible Cultural with Action Plan (2013 – 2017 )
  9. 9. Cultural strategy for safeguarding and protecting the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2013 – 2017, financed by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia  Ongoing projects proposed by the licensed Institutions for protecting and promoting the ICH in Republic of Macedonia (winter processions “Dzomolari” from village of Begnishte, spring female rit de passage dances “Lazarki” in Drimkol, etc. ) - Digitalization of the archive of the Institute for Folklore; - Creating web page of ICH elements of the Republic of Macedonia; - Preparing movies about ICH elements already enlisted on the National Registry
  10. 10.  Media actions to raise the awareness for safeguarding the intangible culture resulting  The Cyrillic Alphabet Song: www.mojatakirilica.com.mk;  Digital archives of the Macedonian language, http://damj.manu.edu.mk/materijali_en.html, as well as the recently promoted first Macedonian dialectal atlas at the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences;  Macedonia Timeless: http://www.macedonia-timeless.com/; Macedonian Cultural Heritage: http://soros.org.mk/konkurs/038/Kultura.htm;  Macedonian folk songs: http://pesna.org/;  The Living Heritage Network: http://www.zivonasledstvo.org.mk/default_en.asp;  Exploring Macedonia – Short documentary movies about the archaeological sites, art crafts, monuments, myths and legends. The Movies are mostly aimed to promote education, culture and tourism among the youth in Republic of Macedonia which increases the visibility of the Cultural Heritage in general; http://www.exploringmacedonia.com/  „Талкачи“ – Wanderers, a serial of short documentary movies broadcast on Macedonian National television, financed by the Government. The movies are very popular among the young population. They represent the Culture and ICH elements from all regions of the Republic of Macedonia.
  11. 11. In 2011 Republic of Macedonia submitted three files for UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage 1. The male social dance “Kopachkata” from Dramche – Representative list 2. Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in Štip - Representative list 3. Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni Polog – Urgent safeguarding
  12. 12. “Chetrse” / Holly forty Martyrs from Shtip inscribed in the Representative List of UNESCO in 2013
  13. 13. International cooperation and networking On initiative of Turkey, together with Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Moldova, Republic of Macedonia participated in the submission of the Multinational Nomination file of inscribing the Spring Celebrations: Hıdrellez/Saint George’s Day on the UNESCO ICH Representative list. The file have been submitted for possible inscription in 2014. In April, 2013, Republic of Macedonia participated in the preliminary meeting held in Eskishehir, Turkey, for preparing another Multinational Nomination filpe of inscribing the Anecdotes of Naasredin Hodja on the UNESCO ICH Representative list. The initiative in again given by the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. In 2014 Republic of Macedonia participated in the submission of the Multinational Nomination file of inscribing 1st of March celebration on the UNESCO ICH Representative list. The initiative is taken by the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO.
  14. 14. Joint project with the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO – Sharing the same taste
  15. 15.  On October 25, 2013, the ICTM National Committee of Macedonia and the Ministry of Culture organized a concert on which performing art elements from the region of SE Europe which are inscribed on UNESCO ICH lists were presented. The event was part of marking the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO ICH Convention.
  16. 16.  Due to the inscription of the first element on the UNESCO ICH Representative list, the visibility of the Convention is increased, which provoked the Institutions, the Local government and concerned communities to take larger initiative for safeguarding of the ICH in the country.  ICTM NC for Macedonia with financial support of the Ministry of Culture, this year started a new project “Implementing and promoting the ICH Convention 2003” Progress
  17. 17. Informal and Formal education
  18. 18. Informal education within the Folk groups and NGOs Folk festivals - Folk groups and ensembles NGOs – workshops and seminars Visits from experts on different festivals and fieldwork researching
  19. 19.  Universities and departments - University St. Kiril i Metodij – Skopje (Faculty of music art, department of ethnomusicology and traditional music instruments; Faculty of Tourism, Institute for folklore “Marko Cepenkov”, Institute for ethnology and anthropology) - University Goce Delchev – Stip (Faculty of Tourism and management) - University EUROBALKAN – postgraduate program of Cultural Heritage - Music high school in Skopje – department for traditional musical instruments - Different holiday occasions in preschools and elementary schools (independent projects) Formal education
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention

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