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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New website for the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

28 April 2017

We are pleased to announce the launching of the new website for the Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA) of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe on 28th April on the occasion of the Governing Board of the EPA. Launched by the Council of Europe in 1987, the Cultural Routes demonstrate, by means of...

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Launch of Strategy 21, European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st century

6-7 April 2017 Limassol, Cyprus

"Strategy 21" (European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century) redefines the place and role of cultural heritage in Europe and provides guidelines to promote good governance and participation in heritage identification and management, and disseminates innovative approaches to improving...

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Assembly of Compendium Stakeholders and Experts

30-31 March 2017 Nicosia, Cyprus

The Assembly of Compendium Stakeholders and Experts is being held from 30 to 31 March in the framework of the Cyprus Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. Participants, comprising government representatives and representatives from cultural institutions, will discuss the draft legal basis...

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Faro Convention Implementation Testimonies

We are pleased to share some testimonies about the Faro Convention implementation. Faro Convention Network members Mr Prosper Wanner and Ms Julie de Muer share their stories about the effective use of the principles of this Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society. Other...

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Canada joins Eurimages, the Council of Europe’s film co-production fund

16 March 2017 Strasbourg, France

Canada has become the first non-European country to accede to the Council of Europe’s cultural fund, Eurimages, as an associate member. The country joins 37 European states already participating in the Fund, which distributes 25 million euros annually to film co-production, distribution and...

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Cultural policy review in Ukraine

13-15 March 2017 Kyiv, Ukraine

A group of cultural policy experts from the Ministries of Culture of Austria, France, Italy and Spain, and the Director of KEA European Affairs as independent expert, visited Ukraine from 13 to 15 March to assist the Ministry of Culture in mainstreaming culture and heritage policies into the...

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Adoption of the Recommendation on the European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st century

22 February 2017 Strasbourg, France

At their 1278th meeting on 22 February 2017, the Ministers' Deputies adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2017)1 to member States on the European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st century. Strategy 21 will be launched in Limassol, Cyprus on 6 and 7 April 2017. Participants will include senior...

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Preparation meeting for the 4th Council of Europe Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation

13 February 2017 Karlsruhe, Germany

A meeting between the Director of Democratic Governance, Claudia Luciani and the CEO of Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Peter Weibel, took place at the ZKM building in Karlsruhe, Germany on Monday 13 February with a view to preparing the 4th Council of Europe Platform Exchange on...

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