Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Partnerships : unity in diversity

The Council of Europe has participated in many colloquies, seminars, training sessions and pilot projects on the theme of heritage education, run under partnership arrangements.
Examples include:

European Heritage Days

Since 1999 the Council of Europe and the European Commission have provided the impetus for and co-ordinated this event, held each year on a specific theme. A growing number of young people participate in the event, presenting their activities in the heritage sphere.

An example from France



 22 au 24 October 2005 : APCP-F, Vienne (France) : "The heritage education professions"


 1996 to 1998 : "Schools Adopt Monuments", European Commission, Pegasus Foundation

150 000 young people, 330 schools, 15 cities (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom).

 27 September 1997 : Carrousel du Louvres, Paris (France), European Foundation for Heritage Skills: INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE FAIR

   1989 : UNESCO, Paris, colloquy on young people and the traditional heritage