The Network of European Bagpipers

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)  –  knowledge, practices and traditions of European citizens

What we Do

Meetings and topics of conferences

1. Meeting – LATVIA

Host: Suiti Cultural Heritage Foundation
Date: 08. – 12.12.2022.


2. Meeting – GEORGIA

Host: Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire
Date: 01. – 06.04.2023.

3. Meeting – ITALY

Host: Associazione culturale Multietnica
Date: 29.06. – 03.07.2023.


4. Meeting – CROATIA

Host: Centre of Croatian traditional instruments
Date: 05. – 09.10.2023.



Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)  –  knowledge, practices and traditions of European citizens – is an essential part of Europe’s common cultural heritage, perhaps the most important. And traditional music is one of its brightest, most popular and visible areas.

Six organisations from different European countries, joined by similar objectives – to safeguard and to promote specific part of ICH (bagpipes playing and making tradition) have joined forces to strengthen both the capacity of their staff and organizations and to promote the knowledge and skills of their target groups, practitioners of ICH , in parallel with the specific goals of the project: promoting more active community activities and the formation of a more inclusive society.

Project partners are:

Suiti Cultural Heritage Foundation (Latvia) – Coordinating partner;

Centre of Croatian traditional instruments (Croatia);

Associazione culturale Multietnica (Italy);

Asociación Gaiteros de Graus (Spain);

Cech slovenskych gajdosov (Slovakia);

Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Georgia)

The main project objective will be achieved through various project activities, implementing the project in a diverse and effective way: project partners’ staff and practitioners training events in all partner countries, educational materials (intellectual outputs) created in the project such as:

– Good practise examples booklet;

– Online summary of methodologies and approaches;

– Online training course.

Different activities (publications in websites, social networks, media etc. and informative seminars) are also envisaged to to ensure the dissemination of project results to as many target groups and stakeholders as possible.

The project will set up a European network of bagpipers, involving both the partner organizations themselves and practitioners of ICH, as well as other local and national level cooperation organizations, raising their competencies in nonformal adult education. The project will enable people from very different European countries to work together, thus raising their awareness of Europe’s common cultural heritage and strengthening their sense of belonging to it, as well as to their communities.

Project duration is from 01.09.2022. – 31.08.2024., total budget 120 000 euro.

Contact Us



Stjepan Večković

+385 98 275 211

Zagreb, Croatia