A safeguarding plan is designed to enable the community, group or individuals concerned, to transmit and continue their intangible heritage practices. The aim of the plan is to establish the continuity of production and re-creation of intangible heritage conditions by the community itself. Safeguarding plans should focus on the transmission of knowledge, skills and meaning through formal as well as non-formal education and are recommended to be monitored and regularly evaluated.
think heritage! povides a means of developing and applying the safeguarding measures while taking into account the needs and requirements of the community itself. The safeguarding measures include the development of plans for the continued transmission of the practice by identifying, documenting, researching, preserving, protecting, and promoting the intangible heritage practices. In addition, think heritage! Provides expertise in developing safeguarding policies which acknowledge and respect the customary needs and practices of the communities.