Third Faro Convention Network gathering

19-20 December 2018 Bordeaux, France

Hosted by the Nouvelle Aquitaine regional authorities, the annual gathering of the Faro Convention’s inspired initiatives took place in Bordeaux (France) with the participation of facilitators of 20 initiatives from 11 Council of Europe member States. Participants discussed both the respective...

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Spain signed the Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society

12 December 2018 Strasbourg, France

On Wednesday 12 December 2018, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Manuel Montobbio, Permanent Representative of Spain to the Council of Europe signed the Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (the “Faro Convention”, CETS No.199). This signature...

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First Regional Seminar of the European Commission/Council of Europe joint programme “The Faro Way”

13-14 December 2018 Madrid, Spain

As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and in co-operation with the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports, a first seminar of the joint project “The Faro Way: enhanced participation in cultural heritage” brought together in Madrid on 13-14 December 2018 representatives from seven...

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#EuropeForCulture – Closing Conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

6-7 December 2018 Vienna, Austria

Heritage professionals and policy makers are meeting in Vienna on 6-7 December to close the programme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. After 12 months and over 11,700 events involving 6.2 million people, the Year successfully raised public awareness, disseminated examples of good...

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Second Faro Convention research workshop: “Heritage and Participatory Citizenship: cross-fertilization roads”

3-4 December 2018 Huelva, Spain

Following a first workshop held in Fontecchio (Italy) in 2017 on communities’ revitalisation through heritage after a disaster, this second workshop organised in Huelva (Spain) focused on the actual organisation of heritage communities to participate as effectively as possible in the overall...

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Adoption of a Recommendation on culture’s contribution to strengthening the internet as an emancipatory force

14 November 2018

The Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)10 on culture’s contribution to strengthening the internet as an emancipatory force on 14 November 2018. This text recommends that member States draw on culture and cultural players as vital elements for reinforcing the internet and...

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Expert Seminar on Culture, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence

E-relevance of Culture in the Age of AI

12-13 October 2018 Rijeka, Croatia

Culture, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence were discussed at an expert seminar in Rijeka, Croatia on 12-13 October 2018. The seminar “E-relevance of Culture in the Age of AI”, organised in the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe,...

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European Heritage Days Assembly to Gather National Representatives

17-19 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

As Europe is drawing the 34th edition of its most widely celebrated cultural festival to a close, its national coordinators will gather in Strasbourg to set the stage for new experiences in 2019. This year’s European Heritage Days Assembly will take place on 17-19 October at the Palais de...

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1st General Assembly of the Association of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends

9-11 October 2018 Rijeka, Croatia

The first General Assembly of the Association of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends took place on 9-11 October in Rijeka, Croatia, in the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The event was opened by the Minister of Culture, Ms...

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Faro Convention topical series

25 July 2018

The Faro Convention Action Plan, in consultation with the Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement, carried out a research study in Fontecchio, Italy in October 2017. Fontecchio is a small medieval village, in the province of L’Aquila, located in a regional park (Monte Sirente), but...

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