#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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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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European Heritage Days 2018: Call for European Heritage Stories and European Heritage Makers Week

18 July 2018 Strasbourg, France

As one of the key initiatives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this year’s edition of the #EHDs celebrates “The Art of Sharing.” As part of this we launched two new pilot initiatives open to local communities, children and young people: European Heritage Makers Week and the Call for...

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Cultural Policy Review in Georgia – Art and creativity matter!

6 July 2018

A group of cultural policy experts from the Ministries of Culture of Finland, Poland and Spain, together with the Director of KEA European Affairs as independent expert, are visiting Tbilisi from 9 to 12 July to assist the Ministry of Culture in reviewing the Georgian arts and creativity...

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European Cultural Heritage Summit

18-24 June 2018 Berlin, Germany

The European Cultural Heritage Summit “Sharing Heritage - Sharing Values” took place from 18 to 24 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The Summit, co-organised by Europa Nostra, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) and the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK) was one of the key events of...

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New Joint Project “The Faro Way: enhanced participation in cultural heritage”

19 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission (DG EAC) and the Council of Europe have signed a €300 000 Grant Agreement to promote, through a Joint Project over two years, the principles of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention, 2005). The Faro...

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