Activity 220.127.116.11 “Post-doctoral Research Aid” of the Specific Objective 1.1.1 “To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and the ability to attract external financing, investing in human resources and infrastructure” of the Operational Programme “Growth and Employment”
Project name: Fundamental research “Intangible Cultural Heritage as Resource for Sustainable Development in Northern Europe: Rights-Based Approach”
The research project aims at exploring rights-based approach as a theoretical paradigm and practical stance for the use of intangible cultural heritage as a resource for sustainable development and for inclusive societies in Northern Europe. It proposes to consider the experiences of Sami indigenous people in Finland, Sweden and Norway and community of Livs in Latvia in order to problematize the existing and developing connections between intangible cultural heritage safeguarding, human rights and intellectual property protection. The project also invites to learn from experiences in order to apply the modes of legal protection most appropriate for community needs. The research project is elaborated in order to have scholarly, as well as policy and broader social impact for raising awareness on legal tools for fostering inclusive economical development within the region.