Workshop on strengthening the Council of Europe’s Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD)

30 June 2017 Berlin, Germany

A meeting of recognised statisticians in the cultural domain took place on 30 June at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), gathering experts from the OECD, EUNIC, Budapest Observatory, Milan University, Speyer University, Ljubljana Institute for Economic Research, the Hertie School of...

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The COMUS project final event

28 June 2017 Council of Europe Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France

The European Union / Council of Europe Joint Project Community-led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns - COMUS is a good example of bringing together all relevant stakeholders for constructive dialogue around the principles of democratic participation. Through the lens of heritage-led initiatives...

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Faro Convention Approach in Cultural Routes (ATRIUM)

6 June 2017 Sofia, Bulgaria

The Council of Europe Secretariat was invited to present the Faro Convention and Action Plan to the members of the ATRIUM association, examine the possibilities of the use of the Faro Convention approach in the Cultural Routes – ATRIUM and discuss the good practices and possible workshop models...

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Finland signs the Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society

1 June 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 1st June 2017, Ambassador Satu Mattila-Budich of the Permanent Representation of Finland to the Council of Europe signed the Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, bringing the total number of signatures to 6, with 17 ratifications. This Convention (known as the...

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2017 Cultural Routes Training Academy

30 May - 1 June 2017 Alba Iulia, Romania

From 30 May to 1st June 2017, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Training Academy was hosted by the Municipality of Alba Iulia (Romania), in partnership with the National Museum of Unification and the 1 Decembrie 1918 University. Parallel workshops were held around the subject...

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European Dialogue on Internet Governance

6-7 June 2017 Tallinn, Estonia

A Council of Europe delegation will participate in the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) –”Digital futures: promises and pitfalls”. The event will bring together some 650 representatives of national authorities, industry, civil society and academia to discuss topics such as...

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Faro Convention Lab 2: Places without People - the Stories left behind

16-18 May 2017 Najera and St Millan (La Rioja), Spain

The 2nd Faro Convention Lab analysed the use of the Faro Convention approach in rural settlements, and discussed possible actions for ratification and implementation of the Faro Convention with 24 participants from Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, Cyprus (experts) and France (experts). The new...

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Faro Convention Talks on Local Development

8-9 May 2017 Cres Island, Croatia

The Council of Europe Secretariat was invited to the Conference of the South East European Cooperation Process on Local Development in the context of the Faro Convention. Organised by Croatia, the event hosted Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and “the...

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Meeting of the Steering Committee on Culture, Heritage and Landscape

10-12 May 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Steering Committee on Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) held its 6th meeting in Strasbourg from 10 to 12 May 2017 in the Palais de l’Europe. Participants from among the fifty States signatory to the European Cultural Convention discussed the three main areas of the CDCPP’s work and...

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Combatting illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property: Council of Europe adopts new convention

3 May 2017

The Council of Europe today adopted a new criminal law convention to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property, in the framework of the Organisation’s action to fight terrorism and organised crime. The Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property,...

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