10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture "Governance of Culture – Promoting Access to Culture"

Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, Russian Federation, 15-16 April 2013

Ministerial Conference of CultureThe 10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture highlighted the added value of culture as a resource for genuine democracies and fuller participation of citizens. It pointed out innovative approaches in the field of cultural governance, policy and practice.
The Conference also looked into ways for the Council of Europe, as the pan-European intergovernmental forum on culture and laboratory of democratic governance, to increase effective co-operation in the cultural field with international organisations such as UNESCO and the European Union. (more)

24th Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Governance and Quality education

Helsinki, Finland on 26 and 27 April 2013

Pupils at schoolAt their meeting, the Ministers of Education of the 50 states parties to the European Cultural Convention will therefore be able to draw on the discussions at the 24th Conference to devise strategies for governance and quality education and thereby give direction to future Council of Europe action.
The three strands of discussion will be considered in the following contributions, which will provide the basis for debate in the working group sessions They are considered as among the major challenges for effective implementation of quality standards in education from a human rights based approach. (more)