Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Intangible Cultural Heritage Research and Management

when 26 June 2016 - 3 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 125

Designed for advanced degree students, public and private sector executives, the ICH Research & Management International Summer School delivers theoretical and practical framework to explore and valorize intangible cultural heritage resources through innovation in cultural & creative industries, events & tourism planning. Scholars and experts in intangible cultural heritage, ICH certified facilitators, government and private business executives will share their expertise to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in ICH research and management and to foster career development & professional collaboration.

• 2003 UNESCO Convention for safeguarding of ICH
• ICH Identification and inventorying
• Stakeholders in ICH research & management
• ICH, local communities and cultural institutions
• ICH management models
• Administrative, political and socio-cultural aspects in ICH management
• ICH and local development
• ICH and tourism

Course leader

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolai Vukov, Ph.D. – Scientific Director, ICH Research and Management International Summer School, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Target group

Participants profile

The ICH Research & Management International Summer School is limited to 15 participants, young researchers and practitioners with the following profile:
Advanced degree students (M.A., Ph.D.) in cultural studies, tourism, regional studies, mass communications, history, social anthropology and the related fields
Government employees – national, regional, local
NGO executives and employees
Owners and product development executives in the travel industry
Practitioners from event & festival organization business
Specialists in all fields of cultural management
Media and advertising practitioners

Course aim

To enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in ICH research and management and to foster career development & professional collaboration. To deliver operational skills by exploring the links between living traditions, innovative policies, sustainable development, and responsible tourism

Credits info

3 EC
Credits are awarded upon successful completion of coursework and exemplary participation in the course academic and fieldwork activities. Additional fees for 3 ECTS credits: For Plovdiv University Students: EUR 70, EUR 140 for EU Students, for students from all other countries: 1EUR 40

Fee info

EUR 125: Tuition fee: all course materials (printed & online), Certificate of attendance, lectures and field trips, 2 coffee breaks per day, one full day trip with lunch to the Smolyan Region in the Rhodope Mountains.
EUR 250: Full course package (course tuition fee, accommodation in dorms and food on HB basis)


10 % Early bird discount for payments of admitted students before June 2, 2016