Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovenia

The Register of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is a technical list of intangible cultural heritage from the area of the Republic of Slovenia. The Register includes elements connected with intangible cultural heritage and the bearers of that heritage. Elements that are pan-Slovene or characteristic of a specific region may have a number of bearers, while local elements may have only one. Proposals for inclusion in the Register are drawn up by the Coordinator for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, while the Register is maintained by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

In 2009 and 2010 the role of Coordinator was carried out by the Institute of Slovene Ethnology at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts, and since 2011 by the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.

Elements of the intangible cultural heritage in the Register with special significance can, in a further procedure, be declared as intangible cultural heritage of special local or national importance, and the latter can apply for UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.