Details of Treaty No.199

Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society
Title Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society
Reference CETS No.199
Opening of the treaty Faro, 27/10/2005  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by the European Union and by the non-member States
Entry into Force 01/06/2011  - 10 Ratifications.
Summary

This Convention is based on the idea that knowledge and use of heritage form part of the citizen’s right to participate in cultural life as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The text presents heritage both as a resource for human development, the enhancement of cultural diversity and the promotion of intercultural dialogue, and as part of an economic development model based on the principles of sustainable resource use.

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