Official texts

 

The European Cultural Convention

The major role of culture in the progress of social knowledge, the understanding of others and the transmission of values has been recognised. It constitutes a precondition for a satisfying life and is a source of fulfilment. From its creation, the Council of Europe has been aware of the role of culture and education in encouraging respect for cultural diversity while furthering common fundamental values. The European Cultural Convention is the foundation for Council of Europe co-operation in the fields of culture, education, youth and sport to which the principles of human rights and democracy developed by the Organisation should apply. All 47 members of the Council of Europe are also States Parties to the Cultural Convention; Belarus, the Holy See and Kazakhstan are States Parties to the Cultural Convention but are not members of the Council of Europe. 

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The European Social Charter

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The Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (The Lisbon Recognition Convention)

This convention was developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO and adopted by national representatives in Lisbon (8-11 April 1997). Some 53 countries have since ratified the convention, usually referred to as the Lisbon Recognition Convention; these include most of the States Parties to the European Cultural Convention.

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The European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers

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 Children and Adolescents from a migrant background: Integration and Education

Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers