On 29 January 2014, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris was held a second meeting of the work group for the preparation of the International Forum of NGOs in Sofia and Sozopol that will take place from September 27 to October 1 on “The role of Youth for preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage”. The event is organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, in cooperation with Sozopol Foundation which will host the Forum. Representatives of NGOs from all around the world, determined by the Liaison Committee, take part in the Forum preparation.
Ms. Petya Zelenski, coordinator of the Forum preparatory group and representative of Sozopol Foundation to the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, participated in the meeting.
During the meeting were discussed issues, concerning the Forum programme and the structure of the workshops, aiming to summarize the experience of the participants, setting guidelines for the inclusion of youth in the protection of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
The group participants determined a number of issues to be discussed during the next meeting scheduled for March 17, including definition of criteria for selection of participants, selection of key speakers and preparation of invitations.