Sinds 2018 tapis plein ngo has transformed into Werkplaats immaterieel erfgoed (Workshop intangible heritage). Werkplaats immaterieel erfgoed builds on the experience and work of tapis plein NGO.
Founded in 2003, NGO tapis plein is recognized and funded as a Centre of Expertise within the Flemish Policy for Cultural Heritage. The organization has its focus on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and heritage participation. Tapis plein is known for its commitment, development and sharing of expertise in this field. The organisation has been accredited in 2012 as expert organization in the framework of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH (2003). By its initiatives, tapis plein tackles challenges of active dialogue, cultural diversity and sustainable development related to ICH. Tapis plein builds bridges, makes connections and translations between government, civil society and ICH communities and groups. Tapis plein commits itself in strengthening networks and cooperation, internationally and cross-sectoral. In 2011 tapis plein won the Flemish Award for Cultural Heritage. Tapis plein also is active in the international ICH NGO Forum, in the Commission for ICH in Flanders and The Netherlands, and in the UNESCO Commission in Belgium.