Culture in times of Covid-19 or how we discovered we cannot live without culture and creativity: Impressions and lessons learnt from Covid-19

A collection of diverse texts provided by members of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) provides an interesting account of how countries have been coping with the pandemic in 2020-21. Culture has been hit very hard and the texts testify to the many innovative...

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Cyprus signs the Faro Convention

19 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

In the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Spyros Attas, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the Council of Europe, signed the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society. This latest signature brings the total...

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The Director General of Democracy, Snežana Samardžić-Marković, promotes the Serbian edition of the Faro Convention brochure

12 February 2021

On the occasion of the launch event for the new Serbian edition of the Faro Convention brochure, organised in Novi Sad (Serbia) by the Association “Almašani” - a member of the Faro Convention Network -, in collaboration with the local authorities, Snežana Samardžić-Marković made an opening...

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The brochure about the Faro Convention is now available in Italian and Serbian

13 January 2021

The brochure “The Faro Convention: the way forward with heritage” is now available in Italian and Serbian. Given the big interest by the member States and the Faro Network initiatives in translating the brochure, further editions in other national languages are shortly expected.

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Italy ratifies the Faro Convention

15 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

In the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the Director for Democratic Participation, Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe, deposited the instrument of ratification for the Council of Europe Framework...

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A grass-roots celebration of the Faro Convention

12 December 2020 Italy

To celebrate the ratification by Italy of the Convention, the Faro Network Italia (a platform composed of 23 heritage communities working in line with the Faro Convention principles) decided to raise citizens’ awareness about the positive significance of this ratification. On Saturday 12...

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European Heritage Days 2021: Heritage All-Inclusive!

11 December 2020

In 2021, European Heritage Days is celebrating Inclusive and Diverse Heritage, through the shared theme of Heritage of, by and for Everyone. The strength of European Heritage Days has always been its ability to bring people together to appreciate the rich heritage and culture on their doorstep....

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Council of Europe’s Secretary-General gives a speech at the Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Faro Convention, in Portugal

26 October 2020 Faro, Portugal

The municipality of Faro, Portugal, organised on the 26th October a Ceremony to mark the 15th Anniversary of the Faro Convention. The Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, participated to the event by delivering an inspiring speech by video on the importance of the...

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Celebration video

15th Anniversary of the Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention)

26 October 2020

On the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the adoption of the Faro Convention, the Culture and Cultural Heritage Division of the Council of Europe prepared a short video to celebrate this special date, based on the contributions on the experience and work in line with the Convention by various...

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Presentation of the Book “A Guide to the Almaš Environment”

21 September 2020 Novi Sad, Serbia

Due to the restrictions posed by COVID-19, the initially planned Heritage Walks Conference, co-organized by the Association Almašani (a member of the Faro Convention Network) and Novi Sad 2021 European Capital of Culture Foundation, was replaced by the presentation of the Book “A Guide to the...

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