Sozopol Foundation, as an official partner with consultative status to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), continues its active activity in preserving and promoting the world cultural heritage.
Sozopol Foundation, registered under number NGO-90389 at the Chief Department for Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, regularly participates in the active events of the Committee on Non-Cultural Heritage.
In this regard, on June 29, 2018, Sozopol Foundation presented the online platform https://goo.gl/forms/i4T8frDI12iO9Qmk2, information of its activities related to the preservation of the world intangible cultural heritage. Here we have to emphasize that thanks to professionalism and consistency, on July 9, 2018, Sozopol Foundation has implemented several consecutive projects under UNESCO Program of Participation:
1. Project: “Preservation and Promotion of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Europe – marking the 1150th Anniversary of the Cyril and Methodius Great Moravian Mission”. The project is funded under the UNESCO Participation Program 2012-2013 and co-funded by Sozopol Foundation;
2. Project: “Rituals and symbolism of the ordinances with fire – united in diversity”. The project is funded under the UNESCO 2014-2015 Participation Program and co-funded by Sozopol Foundation;
3. Project: “Kuker’s custom in Bulgaria and Serbia – cultural tradition of two neighboring nations”. The project is funded under the UNESCO 2016-2017 Participation Program and co-funded by Sozopol Foundation, Bulgaria and the Ring of Balkans Foundation, Serbia;
During this year, Sozopol Foundation, Bulgaria, applied in partnership with “Ring of Balkans” Foundation, Serbia, for funding under UNESCO Program 2018 – 2019 with Project Proposal: “Chiprovian carpets, world cultural heritage – availability of generations”. In this project proposal, both non-governmental organizations, following the UNESCO Directives, focus their attention not only on unique carpentry, but also on one of the two main priorities of UNESCO – gender equality, as well as the inclusion of more young people in the activities related to carpentry.