Heritage for development in South-East Europe

A new reference work “Heritage for development in South-East Europe – New visions and perceptions of heritage through the Ljubljana Process” has been published by the Council of Europe with the support of the European Union, as a culmination of the Joint Programme which was implemented from 2003 to 2014. Two other works will be published in the forthcoming months, and will highlight the impact of the Ljubljana Process in the countries of the region and what this experience has brought to the pan-European reflection on the social and economic values of heritage for society.


Exhibition on the 60th Anniversary of the European Cultural Convention

The aim of this exhibition is to give you an insight into what the Council of Europe does in these areas and how it helps to strengthen democracy and human rights across Europe and beyond.

"We believe in diversity as a force for democracy and encourage dialogue as a means of building peace."

The Council of Europe is the leading human rights Organisation in Europe. It has 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union.

Culture plays a key part in understanding other people and respecting diversity. That is why the Council of Europe in 1954 adopted the European Cultural Convention, which organises co-operation throughout Europe in the areas of culture, education, youth, sport, languages and the transmission of common values.