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The Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN) established as a platform for the world-wide collaboration of mayors and local authorities for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage as a vital component of sustainable development. The initiative for the creation of the ICCN was started at the first International Round Table of Mayors, in Gangneung City, Republic of Korea in 2004. As the following action, the participants of the 2008 Round Table of Mayors unanimously agreed to the official founding of the ICCN in Egypt.


history
2015
7th ICCN Wokrshop in Cachtice-Kopanice, Slovakia
Theme: "ICH Policies to Transmit a Community';s Identity Between Generations."
2014
5th ICCN General Assembly/ ICCN International Women’s Forum in Esfahan, Iran
Theme: “Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Urbanization”
2nd ICCN WORLD INTANGIBLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
2013
6th Thematic Workshop/3rd ICCN International Youth Forum in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Theme: “Youth in safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage”
2012
4th ICCN General Assembly/ 3rd ICCN International Youth Forum in Gangneung, Korea
Theme: “The current status of the implementation of the UNESCO 2003 Convention at a local government level and its contribution for sustainable local development”
1st ICCN WORLD INTANGIBLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Accredited as an Advisory NGO to the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO(June 7)
2011
5th Thematic Workshop / 2nd ICCN International Youth Forum in Gannat, France
Theme: “How partnership between Local Governments, NGOs and volunteers may have positive impact on ICH safeguarding activities and local development?”
2010
3rd International Round Table of Mayors/ 1st ICCN International Youth Forum in, VLCNOV, Czech Republic.
Theme: “State/Local Government’s approach to Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Cultural Policies of countries around the world”
2009
4th Thematic Workshop in KINGSTON, Jamaica
Theme: “Local government at the forefront of preserving tour Intangible Cultural Heritage”
2008
2nd International Round Table of Mayors, in CAIRO, Egypt
Theme: “The Role of Women in Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures and Maintenance of Cultural Diversity”
2007
3rd Thematic Workshop in PECS, Hungary
Theme: “Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage by Building the Network”
2006
2nd Thematic Workshop in GANGNEUNG, Republic of Korea
Theme: “Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Participation of Young People”
2005
1st Thematic Workshop in GANGNEUNG, Republic of Korea
Theme: “Sustainable Development, Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Promoting Inter-City Network”
2004
1st International Round Table of Mayors in GANGNEUNG, Korea
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