European Cultural Convention 1954-2014

Culture: heart and soul of democracy
60 years of cultural democracy Learning together Communicating with others Relating to where we live Sharing culture in all its varieties Relating through leisure Building citizenship with young people Sharing values through history and heritage

European Cultural Convention

Sharing values through history and heritage



"This agreement between the Council of Europe and Yad Vashem denotes willingness to deepen and enhance Holocaust education in Europe."
Avner Shalev, Chairman of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (2012)

History teaching

Projects relate to textbook revision and curricular reform for teaching history in Europe and to the preparation of educational materials for teachers. The aim is to highlight the dangers of focusing only on political events, wars and national history, which often treats other nations as ‘the enemy’.

Crimes against Humanity

The Council of Europe helps new generations understand the past, develop moral conscience and take responsibility as European citizens in order to prevent crimes against humanity. Europe-wide teachers’ workshops with survivors of the Holocaust provide material for history, art and music lessons.

Heritage policy

The Council of Europe works across Europe to help states set up systems to protect, manage and develop their cultural assets. Four major conventions reflect the Council of Europe’s principles in this area. They promote democratic participation, respect for diversity and socio-economic development.



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