Joint Project EU-CoE

Following the Faro Way: How communities in Europe make the past relevant

23 August 2019

Since its ratification in 2005, the Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention) has inspired numerous positive changes in heritage governance, protection, and promotion. Its key principles have also provided a new framework for approaching heritage by focusing on...

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European Heritage Days 2019: “Arts and Entertainment”

European Heritage Days 9 August 2019 Strasbourg

The European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission since 1999, are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the inhabitants and visitors of Europe. The pan-European nature of this project contributes to bringing citizens...

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8th annual plenary session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP)

12-14 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) is holding its 8th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 12 to 14 June 2019, in the Palais de l’Europe. Participants from among the fifty States signatory to the European Cultural Convention will discuss the three main areas of the...

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

16-17 May 2019 Maastricht and Heerlen, the Netherlands

As follow up of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and in co-operation with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, a second seminar of the joint project “The Faro Way: enhanced participation in cultural heritage” was organised in Maastricht and Heerlen on 16-17 May 2019 with...

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

10 April 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 10th April 2019, Ms Isabelle Chassot, Director of the Federal Office fédéral of Culture of Switzerland signed the Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, bringing the total number of signatures to 25 (of whom 18 has also ratified it). This Convention (known as the...

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16th meeting of the Bureau of the CDCPP

4-5 April 2019 Strasbourg, France

The 16th meeting of the Bureau of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) took place in Strasbourg on 4-5 April 2019. The Bureau members exchanged on current CDCPP activities and working methods, as well as future challenges. They discussed, inter alia, the Council of...

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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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