Slovenský ľudový umelecký kolektív

Representative List of Slovakia

The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of SLovakia is a listing of remarkable elements of the intangible cultural heritage of Slovakia. The inclusion in the Representative List is an acknowledgement of exceptional elements and practices accepted by societies and individuals which survive in accordance with the universally observed human rights principles, as well as the principles of equality, support, and mutual respect among cultural communities. These elements are in keeping with the environment and historical conditions of the communities and provide them with the sense of continuity and identity, thus supporting cultural diversity and creativity. The creation of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovakia represents the fundamental step in compiling the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The Register of the Best Safeguarding Practices of Slovakia. The inclusion in the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices in Slovakia is an acknowledgement of exceptional programmes, projects and activities best reflecting the principles and objectives of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, promote safeguarding and development of the intangible cultural heritage, accepted by societies and individuals which survive in accordance with the universally observed human rights principles, as well as the principles of equality, support, and mutual respect among cultural communities. The Register of Best Safeguarding Practices in Slovakia represents high social recognition and remains a means for popularization activities which leads to complex care of intangible cultural heritage. It further represents the fundamental step in compiling the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices on an international level.

 The National Lists are updated annually and the implementation of safeguarding measures of all listed elements is evaluated regularly. The call for submission proposals is announced annually by The Ministry of Culture. For each nomination file are created at least two expertise from experts from relevant sphere. After that the Committee examines the nomination and makes its decisions. Decisions are confirmed by the Minister of Culture of Slovakia.