Silk Roads Living Heritage Network


Silk Roads Living Heritage Network

[1] Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum Secretariat of the Korea Foundation (KF)

The Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum Secretariat has been held since 2007 as a state-civil integrated advisory council to strengthen cooperation on mutual exchange and increase mutual understanding between the Republic of Korea and the countries of the Central Asian region in the heart of Eurasia. Every year, the Forum increases its contribution to the expansion of new cooperation in areas with great potential for a bilateral and multilateral cooperation, namely: the transfer of Korean experience in economic development, experience in the activation of special economic zones, experience in agriculture, culture, education, health and medicine, energy, scientific technologies and the transfer of experience in the development and use of state territories.
The Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum Secretariat played an important role in the establishment of the Silk Roads Living Heritage Network, in particular during its initial preparatory stages. For more information please visit

[2] European Association of Folklore Festivals (EAFF)

The EAFF has been established in 2007 in the ancient capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo. It unites federations, associations, institutions, and individuals active in the field of folklore, research, education, travel, and culture. All are involved in the protection and promotion of traditional arts and festivities. Its main purpose is to preserve, develop and make popular the folklore of the different European nations by organizing festivals and using modern television, computer, and other information technologies. The Association has registered 522 festival members and 386 individual and collective members. At the same time, the EAFF is involved, through its individual representatives, in the efforts of countries in drafting policies or legislation related to ICH.
The 2022 SRLHN Coordinating Bureau Meeting was held with the assistance of EAFF during the international folklore dance and music festival “BOSPHORUS”. EAFF and ICHCAP also signed an MOU to closely cooperate with each other in safeguarding and promoting intangible cultural heritage in the Silk Road area based on a mutual understanding and cooperation of the two parties.
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[3] UNESCO International Centre for Documentary Heritage (ICDH)

The UNESCO ICDH is a platform that connects documentary heritage experts by providing such programs as a monitoring system for UNESCO Memory of the World inscriptions, capacity-building, heritage utilization, and content development.
  • Overview of the organization
    • Date of Establishment: 19 June 2020
    • Location: Cheongju, Republic of Korea
    • Characteristics: an international organization in the field of UNESCO documentary heritage (UNESCO Category 2 Center in CI sector)
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  • Main activities
    • Documentary heritage monitoring support
    • Reinforcement of documentary heritage through capacity building
    • Building of documentary heritage information hub and network
    • Documentary heritage content development, utilization, and further implementation
  • Potential Cooperation areas
    • Cooperation in research activities and information sharing of the Silk Road documentary heritage, which has a strong connection to ICH.
    • Sharing good practices in identifying Silk Roads documentary heritage for possible inscription at the regional and international levels.
    • Discover potential document heritage and elaboration of the transboundary serial nomination to the UNESCO MoW international register.

[4] Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC)

BFIC is a public diplomacy institution specialized in branding “Glocal Busan”, with the strategic tasks of exchange cooperation, development cooperation, think tank, and expanding global citizens’ social network. In line with Busan’s urban diplomatic vision, the BFIC is promoting about 40 large and small projects to create a global central city of Busan through strategic international exchanges.
  • Overview of the organization
    • Date of Establishment: 15 November 2005
    • Location: Busan, Republic of Korea
    • Characteristics: Non-profit organization based on the Civil Code Act 32
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  • Main activities
    • BFIC is promoting about 40 large and small projects in 2022 to create a global central city of Busan through strategic international exchanges
  • Relevance to the SRLHN
    • Promoting New Northern exchange and gateway projects: Eurasia Expedition from Busan, Eurasia City Forum, Fostering networks for Eurasian cooperation
    • Establishing and expanding the Eurasian network platform for cultural cooperation