ICCN believes the crucial role of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in sustainable local development. A creative economy, which combines culture, represented as ‘sensibility’, with existing knowledge and technology, is the key for local development and competiveness. The ICCN is trying to maximize local cultural identity and to inspire local’s creativity through its Intangible Cultural Heritage. Eventually, this cultural identity and creativity will lead to sustainable local development and put locals in a leading role of the coming future.
1) ICCN Joint Festival project
The ICCN is planning to hold the 1st 'ICCN Joint Festival' in Gangneung, Korea in 2012. As the 1st joint project among the members, this festival will serve as a stage for introducing valuable Intangible Cultural Heritage from around the world, and an opportunity for the realization of sustainable local development.