Education and transmission
A large portion of intangible cultural heritage is transmitted through dialogue or interaction in families or communities from one generation to another and beyond the generational lines. The transmission of heritage occurs mainly in the sphere of informal learning. The prerequisite for the transferring is that the community has the necessary ability to practice intangible cultural heritage and the will to transmit its skill, and by those means to safeguard the existence and continuity of intangible cultural heritage.
Formal education may support living cultural heritage and its transferring in different ways. The perspective of training and education, provided by the Convention, means highlighting the themes of intangible cultural heritage and securing education in fields related to it. It also means taking the issues of diversity and multilinguality into consideration. It is important to engage the communities, which bear the cultural heritage, in the development of education.