Mediterranean Living Heritage (MedLiHer)

Intangible culture heritage in Damietta as a part of the Nile Heritage

Informative Seminar



 Eng Safwat Salem, Secretary, General of the Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO,has announced  that Thursday, July 12, 2.12 at Safir Hotel in Cairo for starting the third phase of the project

And he explained, that the program of preserving intangible cultural heritage in Egypt, which started from Damietta targeted inventory and record and save all the elements of the heritage of crafts and cultural activities , social and industries wooden and popular examples and popular heritage of the governorate and its people as a part of the great heritage Nile, prelude to preserve heritage and published on the UNESCO website  to maximize the benefit indicating that the first phase of Egypt's six months in Damietta followed by other stages all provinces to gather all you immaterial heritage differs from physical heritage, such as building pyramids or other.
He noted that this project will provide employment for young people and supports a culture of dialogue among civilizations and cultures between Egypt and other countries and documenting cultural heritage crossing from Egypt, explaining that the first two phases of the project, which lasted 3 years was carried out in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon and today begins the third phase in Egypt through Damietta with Syria's participation was postponed to the circumstances experienced by
He confirmed that the Arab Spring revolutions encouraged young people who sparked to participate in project activities, preservation of cultural heritage immaterial to invest their enthusiasm and their love for their country and their culture
Attended the ceremony Alejandro Ramilo, EU program manager and representative of the European Commission, at the opening ceremony. he explained that the project contributes through international mechanisms in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and develop maintaining procedures with participation of local communities and youth groups and relevant especially young people and in cooperation with the National Committee, referring to the attention of the UnionEuropean documenting the cultural heritage countries of the south and west of the Mediterranean
als Mrs. TAMAR TENEISHVILI (MS)  | CULTURE PROGRAMME SPECIALIST - UNESCO REGIONAL BUREAU FOR SCIENCE IN ARAB STATES , confirmed that the Euro-Mediterranean Heritage program recognizes culture as an incentive to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of the Mediterranean Sea and part of the European Partnership aims to facilitate the adoption of peoples to their national and regional cultural accessibility on science and knowledge within the cultural sector


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