The Faro Way: enhanced participation in cultural heritage

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Madrid Madrid
Thursday, 13 December, 2018 to Friday, 14 December, 2018
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In the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and in order to ensure its legacy specifically regarding the innovative models of participatory governance and management of cultural heritage, the European Commission and the Council of Europe have launched a two-year joint project: “The Faro Way”. The project aims to promote the adoption of the Faro Convention among national authorities.

A first seminar will take place on 13-14 December 2018, in Madrid, Spain. Organised in co-operation with the Spanish Ministry of Culture, this 1.5 day event is planned to:

  • provide participants with detailed information on the various implications of signing, ratifying and implementing the Faro Convention;
  • offer examples of good practices and the added value of signing, ratifying and implementing the Convention;
  • discuss the adjustment of the role of national authorities in a process of increasing civil society participation in cultural heritage governance.

All for heritage

The event contributes to the European Initiative 9 - All for heritage, aiming to promote a wider understanding of heritage as a common good by placing people and communities at the centre and involving them in decision-making.

Through presentations and discussions on specific topics, participants at the seminar will have a unique opportunity to exchange on the concerns that authorities may have in supporting the Faro Convention approach to cultural heritage. In particular, visiting two local initiatives that are already applying some of the Faro Convention principles will serve to illustrate how authorities can be involved in the implementation phase.

Links and contact information

Organiser: European Commission and Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Spanish Ministry of Culture
Venue: Ministerio de Cultura - Plaza del Rey, 1, 28004 Madrid
Please note that this is an invitation-only event