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Belgium ratifies the Faro Convention

13 May 2022
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Belgium ratifies the Faro Convention

Belgium has transmitted to the Council of Europe the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society on 13 May 2022. This latest ratification brings the total number of ratifications to 23, in addition to the 5 member States that have signed the Convention.

This Convention (known as the “Faro Convention”) is based on the idea that heritage should be used for the benefit of the society as whole. It favours bottom-up actions and emphasises the leading role of heritage communities in cultural heritage management, presenting heritage as a resource for human development and economic development model based on the principles of sustainable resource use.