The head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Kraków, Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, was appointed to the Working Group for the Intangible Heritage of Kraków. The group was inaugurated on December 15, 2023, by the Mayor of Kraków, Professor Jacek Majchrowski.
The aim of the Group will be to identify practices of Kraków’s intangible heritage that require protection, and to recommend activities in the field of popularisation, education and research. Kraków is the second city in Poland, after Warsaw, where such a team of heritage theorists and practitioners was created. It happened on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and in the year of celebration of the 45th anniversary of the inscription of the centre of Kraków on the World Heritage List.
In 2018, Kraków nativity scene was the first Polish entry on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, while the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage includes the Lajkonik Parade (entry in 2014), Polish national dances – including the Krakowiak (2015) and the Kraków bobbin lace (2016). The work of the Group is intended not only to help identify further manifestations of intangible heritage that could be included on national and international lists, but above all to contribute to increasing their visibility and awareness in the public space.