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Spain ratifies the Faro Convention

Strasbourg, France 7 April 2022
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Spain ratifies the Faro Convention

In the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Manuel Montobbio, Permanent Representative of Spain to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society. This latest ratification brings the total number of ratifications to 22, in addition to the 6 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.