Culture, Heritage and Diversity


Cross-Border Cinema Culture (CBCC): related Conventions

- European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production
The aims of this Convention are to promote the development of European multilateral cinematographic co-production, to safeguard creation and freedom of expression and defend the cultural diversity of the various European countries.

- European Convention for the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage  
This Convention is part of the Council of Europe's work on cultural co-operation, of which promoting European cinema has always been an important concern. It follows on from the European Convention on Cinema Coproduction (2 October 1982), the 1987 resolution on European Cinema Year, the 1987 recommendation on distribution of films in Europe and the 1988 resolution setting up the Eurimages Fund.

- Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society
This Framework Convention reflects a shift from the question “How and by what procedure can we preserve the heritage?” to the question “Why should we enhance its value, and for whom?”. It is based on the idea that knowledge and use of heritage form part of the citizen’s right to participate in cultural life as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.