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

60 years of cultural democracy



"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.

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.



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