Jorijn Neyrinck (*1978) holds a master’s degree in Comparative Anthropology. She is the director of the cultural heritage NGO Tapis Plein vzw since 2003. Prior to this, she was part of the Programme Team of the European Capital of Culture Bruges 2002, where she was responsible for the programme on education and interdisciplinary heritage projects. Previously, she was involved in the organisation of the world film festival Cinema Novo and engaged in the pioneering heritage youth association OMDjongeren. Jorijn Neyrinck develops activities in diverse cultural and interdisciplinary (inter)national forums with focus on intangible heritage and participation subjects.
She was a member of the Advisory Commission for Cultural Heritage in Flanders until 2012 and is member of the Strategic Commission for the Minister of Culture in Flanders (SARC), the Flemish Commission for Intangible Cultural Heritage, whose chair she was from 2008 until 2012, and the National Commission for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands. She’s also part of the Flemish UNESCO Commission and engages internationally as a co-organiser of the ICH NGO Forum.