Value of Cultural Heritage for Society: past meetings
Forum: Cultural values for Europe
Closing event of the two-year project Cultural Identities, Shared Values and Citizenship
- Council of Europe and Cinema l’Odyssée, Strasbourg, 3 December 2007
The defence and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law are the principal aims of the Council of Europe. How can culture and the understanding of heritage contribute to a better awareness in Europe of these fundamental values and encourage their implementation in order to live together more harmoniously?
A group of experts has outlined responses to these questions on the relations which could be established between “cultural identities, shared values and citizenship”. This work has led to texts presented and discussed on 3 December 2007. The forum involved specialists who have contributed to this project and speakers from the sectors of culture, education, human rights, social affairs and youth.
The Programme of 3 December ended with a Round Table on multiple cultural affiliation: an opportunity for Europe ? open to the public at the Odyssée Cinema, bringing together artists and intellectuals from different backgrounds who discussed the themes dealt with during the day. It was organised with the cooperation of the magazine Les Saisons d’Alsace.
Programme of the Forum
European Manifesto on Multiple Cultural Affiliation
Handbook on Values for Life in a Democracy
Workshop: Europe on the move: sharing histories, sharing places
Timisoara, Romania, 26-28 April 2007
The workshop took take place in Timisoara, Romania, from 26-28 April 2007. It was organised in cooperation with the Intercultural Institute in Timisoara. About 50 participants took part. The workshop was led by Professor Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper of the Technische Universität in Berlin.
Five groups were set up to look at the following questions:
Programme of the workshop
Colloquy: Central and Eastern European aspects of cultural identities, shared values and citizenship in present-day Europe
Budapest, 14-15 December 2006
The Colloquy on Central and Eastern European aspects of cultural identities, shared values and citizenship in present-day Europe, a contribution to the Council of Europe Project on Cultural identities, shared values and citizenship was organised at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, on 14-15 December 2006. The Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture helped organise the Colloquy and the Japan Foundation made a financial contribution towards it.
The aims of the Colloquy were to:
discuss national, regional and European identity as it appears in Central and Eastern Europe;
look at citizens’ attitudes to identity and heritage;
review identity crises and their impact on social cohesion;
contribute to the Project on
"Cultural identities, shared values and citizenship" and open the way to further colloquies which will go in more depth into the question.
Final report of the Budapest colloquy