UNESCO ICH Nordic clinker boat nomination

Nomination for the inscription of Nordic Clinker Boat Traditions on UNESCOS Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The knowledge and practise of sailing and rowing traditional clinker boats is transmittet to new generations. Photo: Vågsfjord kystlag

The state parties in the Nordic countries have nominated Nordic clinker boat traditions to be inscribed on the UNESCOs Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

More than two hundred entities are behind this nomination process. They include boatbuilders, communities, groups, museums, associations and individuals – all of them bearers of the tradition of Clinker Boats, that are actively safeguarding it through their work or voluntary activities. See updated list.

The nomination will be examined by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee at its sixteenth session wich will take place in Sri Lanka from 13. to 18. December this year.

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Our nomination is now listed as "under process" on UNESCOs official webside
. The final decision is made by UNESCOs intergovernmental comittee in november/december 2021.