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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7th annual plenary session of the CDCPP

6-8 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Steering Committee on Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) held its 7th annual plenary session in Strasbourg on 6-8 June. The agenda was rich and was interspersed by talks from eminent experts on topical subjects such as culture and artificial intelligence, and Heritage at risk:...

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Finland ratifies the Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society

31 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 31 May 2018, Ambassador Satu Mattila-Budich of the Permanent Representation of Finland to the Council of Europe ratified the Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, bringing the total number of ratifications to 18, in addition to the 5 other signatories that have...

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The Faro Convention is currently “walking its talk”

24-25 May 2018 Lisbon, Portugal

The Faro Convention is currently “walking its talk” in the neighbourhood of Mouraria, Lisbon, Portugal where some sixty international and local participants are exchanging their experience of community regeneration, its impact on heritage and vice-versa. This is an emerging issue across member...

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Faro Convention topical series

31 May 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 launch of the European Heritage Makers Week

20 April 2018

The European Heritage Days (EHDs), a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the citizens of Europe. The pan-European nature of the events contributes to bringing citizens together and...

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New Strategy 21 Website – How to Make Heritage Management Inclusive

6 April 2018

With the launch of the new website for Strategy 21, now is the time for policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to get involved and make a difference in the way heritage is managed. Strategy 21 offers you recommendations and concrete courses of action as part of its three components: Social;...

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New Release: “A Cultural Strategy for Albania: Implanting the Cultural Bug”

20 March 2018

Designed to assist the Ministry of Culture of Albania develop robust policy, A Cultural Strategy for Albania: Implanting the Cultural Bug is now available to view. It forms the latest addition to the Council of Europe’s flagship programme of cultural policy reviews, which provides extensive...

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New publication: “An integrated approach to cultural heritage – The Council of Europe’s technical co-operation and consultancy programme”

The Culture and Cultural Heritage Division is pleased to announce a new publication entitled “An integrated approach to cultural heritage – The Council of Europe’s technical co-operation and consultancy programme” The work presents an overview of the Organisation’s work in the field of cultural...

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Applying the Faro Convention Principles to deliver Heritage-based urban development

12 February 2018

The CoE/ EU Joint Project COMUS – “Community-led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns” addressed a number of challenges and demonstrated how cultural heritage and its regeneration can provide opportunities for the financial, social and cultural development of historic towns. It offered a starting...

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