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NICHE


Intangible Cultural
Heritage


Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is a practice, representation, expression, knowledge/skill considered by the UNESCO to be part of a place’s cultural heritage...

NICHE


Intangible Cultural
Heritage


...It comprises nonphysical intellectual property, such as folklore, customs, beliefs, traditions, knowledge and language. EU official papers confirm that Intangible Cultural Heritage is crucially important for socio-economic development

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Intellectual outputs

Provided tools

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About NICHE

NICHE Project

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PROJECT

EU official papers confirm that Intangible Cultural Heritage is crucially important for socio-economic development:

  • Council of EU “Conclusions on Cultural Heritage as a Strategic Resource for a Sustainable EU”
  • EU Commission “Towards an Integrated Approach to Cultural Heritage for EU”
  • EU Commission “Getting Cultural Heritage to Work for EU”

ICH is more important for the EU economy than the entire automotive sector: over 300,000 people work in the EU cultural heritage sector. Almost 8 million jobs in the EU are indirectly linked to heritage (tourism, interpretation, security). For each direct job, the heritage sector produces 26.7 indirect jobs. This compares with 6.3 indirect jobs created for each direct job in the car industry.

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News

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2020-11-19

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NURTURING INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE CONSORTIUM JOINED THE ONLINE KICK-OFF MEETING

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Partners

OUR Partners