European Cultural Convention

The European Cultural Convention is an international Council of Europe's treaty to strengthen, deepen and further develop a European culture, by using local culture as a starting point. Setting common goals and a plan of action to reach an integrated European society, celebrating universal values, rights and diversity. The Convention contributes to joint action by encouraging cultural activities of European interest.[2]

European Cultural Convention
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Front page of the European Cultural Convention at German Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) in English, French and German.
Signed19 December 1954 (1954-12-19)
LocationFrance Paris, France
EffectiveMay 5, 1955; 67 years ago (1955-05-05)
Condition3 Ratifications
Signatories19[1]
Parties50[1]
DepositarySecretary General of the Council of Europe
LanguagesEnglish and French

HistoryEdit

The European Cultural Convention was opened for signature by the Council of Europe in Paris on 19 December 1954 and entered into force on 5 May 1955.[1] Its signature is one of the conditions for becoming a participating state in the Bologna Process and its European Higher Education Area (EHEA).[3] The term "Convention" is used as a synonym for an international legal treaty.

The convention has been ratified by all 47 member states of the Council of Europe and also by Belarus, the Holy See, and Kazakhstan.[1]

The Council of Europe's Youth Sector with the European Youth Foundation, the European Youth Centres and its co-managed structures like the Advisory Council on Youth (AC) and the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) covers all countries signatory to the European Cultural Convention, because the youth sector originally came under the Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport.[4]

MembersEdit

 
  (Blue) Member states of the Council of Europe, that signed and ratified
  (Light-blue) Non-member states, that signed (Belarus, Holy See and Kazakhstan)
  (Light-grey) States, that did not sign

The 50 Signatories to the European Cultural Convention are:[1]

Signatory Signature Ratification Entry into force
  Albania 25 June 1992[a] 25 June 1992
  Andorra 10 November 1994 22 January 1996 22 January 1996
  Armenia 25 April 1997[a] 25 April 1997
  Austria 13 December 1957 4 March 1958 4 March 1958
  Azerbaijan 25 April 1997[a] 25 April 1997
  Belarus[b] 18 October 1993[a] 18 October 1993
  Belgium 19 December 1954 11 May 1955 11 May 1955
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 December 1994[c] 29 December 1994
  Bulgaria 2 September 1991[a] 2 September 1991
  Croatia 27 January 1993[c] 27 January 1993
  Cyprus 30 November 1967 23 September 1969 23 September 1969
  Czech Republic 10 May 1990[a] 1 January 1993
  Denmark 19 December 1954 7 May 1955 7 May 1955
  Estonia 7 May 1992[a] 7 May 1992
  Finland 23 January 1970[a] 23 January 1970
  France 19 December 1954 5 May 1955 5 May 1955
  Georgia 25 April 1997[a] 25 April 1997
  Germany 19 December 1954 17 November 1955 17 November 1955
  Greece 19 December 1954 10 January 1962 10 January 1962
   Holy See[b] 10 December 1962[a] 10 December 1962
  Hungary 16 November 1989[a] 16 November 1989
  Iceland 19 December 1954 1 March 1956 1 March 1956
  Ireland 19 December 1954 11 March 1955 5 May 1955
  Italy 19 December 1954 16 May 1957 16 May 1957
  Latvia 7 May 1992[a] 7 May 1992
  Kazakhstan[b] 5 March 2010[a] 5 March 2010
  Liechtenstein 23 November 1978 13 June 1979 13 June 1979
  Lithuania 7 May 1992[a] 7 May 1992
  Luxembourg 19 December 1954 30 July 1956 30 July 1956
  Malta 2 May 1966 12 December 1966 12 December 1966
  Moldova 24 May 1994[a] 24 May 1994
  Monaco 6 July 1994[a] 6 July 1994
  Montenegro 28 February 2001[a] 6 June 2006
  Netherlands 19 December 1954 8 February 1956 8 February 1956
  North Macedonia 24 November 1995[a] 24 November 1995
  Norway 19 December 1954 24 January 1956 24 January 1956
  Poland 16 November 1989[a] 16 November 1989
  Portugal 16 February 1976[a] 16 February 1976
  Romania 19 December 1991[a] 19 December 1991
  Russia 21 February 1991[a] 21 February 1991
  San Marino 13 February 1986[a] 13 February 1986
  Serbia 28 February 2001[a] 28 February 2001
  Slovakia 1 January 1993[a] 1 January 1993
  Slovenia 2 July 1992[c] 2 July 1992
  Spain 4 July 1957[a] 4 July 1957
  Sweden 19 December 1954 16 June 1958 16 June 1958
  Switzerland 13 July 1962[a] 13 July 1962
  Turkey 19 December 1954 10 October 1957 10 October 1957
  Ukraine 13 June 1994[c] 13 June 1994
  United Kingdom 19 December 1954 5 May 1955 5 May 1955
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Accession.
  2. ^ a b c Non-Member of Council of Europe.
  3. ^ a b c d Succession.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "European Cultural Convention, CETS No.: 018". Council of Europe. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  2. ^ "European Cultural Convention (Paris, 1954)". Council of Europe. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Members". European Higher Education Area. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Youth policies in the Council of Europe. Report. (Doc. 9617)". Council of Europe. 4 November 2002. Retrieved 2 May 2020.

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