For AGA, Tocatì becomes an instrument and a way to communicate with the world.
What distinguishes the Register from the two Lists founded by the Convention? The fact that it doesn’t work on the “elements” to identify for inclusion in “humanity’s heritage”, in a logic of recognition and distinction, so much as on the practical experiences the cultural communities carry out to safeguard these elements, in a logic of sharing.
Art. 18 Programs, projects and activities for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage
- On the basis of proposals submitted by States Parties, and in accordance with criteria to be defined by the Committee and approved by the General Assembly, the Committee shall periodically select and promote national, subregional and regional programmes, projects and activities for the safeguarding of the heritage which it considers best reflect the principles and objectives of this Convention, taking into account the special needs of developing countries.
Proposed for the nomination to the Register, Tocatì commits to share its experiences, putting them at the disposal of sustainable development with particular attention to developing countries, becoming an open workshop of practices for the safeguarding of traditional games and sports.
Based on these criteria Tocatì – Activity programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sports – International Festival will be evaluated to be included in the Register for Good Practices:
Criterion 1. The programme, project or activity involves safeguarding, as defined in Article 2.3 of the Convention: “Safeguarding” means measures aimed at ensuring the viability of the intangible cultural heritage, including the identification, documentation, research, preservation, protection, promotion, enhancement, transmission, particularly through formal and non-formal education, as well as the revitalization of the various aspects of such heritage.
Criterion 2. The programme, project or activity promotes the coordination of efforts for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage on regional, subregional and/or international levels.
Criterion 3. The programme, project or activity reflects the principles and objectives of the Convention.
Criterion 4. The programme, project or activity has demonstrated effectiveness in contributing to the viability of the intangible cultural heritage concerned.
Criterion 5. The programme, project or activity has been or will be implemented with the participation of the community, group or, if applicable, individuals concerned and with their free, prior and informed consent.
Criterion 6. The programme, project or activity may serve as a subregional, regional or international model, as the case may be, for safeguarding activities.
Criterion 7. The submitting State(s) Party(ies), implementing body(ies), and community, group or, if applicable, individuals concerned are willing to cooperate in the dissemination of best practices, if their programme, project or activity is selected.
Criterion 8. The programme, project or activity features experiences that are susceptible to an assessment of their results.
Criterion 9. The programme, project or activity is primarily applicable to the particular needs of developing countries.