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
LocationParis
Effective5 May 1955
Condition3 Ratifications
Signatories19[1]
Parties50[1]
DepositarySecretary General of the Council of Europe
LanguagesEnglish and French

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 Sea 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 25/06/1992[a] 25/06/1992
  Andorra 10/11/1994 22/01/1996 22/01/1996
  Armenia 25/04/1997[a] 25/04/1997
  Austria 13/12/1957 04/03/1958 04/03/1958
  Azerbaijan 25/04/1997[a] 25/04/1997
  Belarus[b] 18/10/1993[a] 18/10/1993
  Belgium 19/12/1954 11/05/1955 11/05/1955
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 29/12/1994[c] 29/12/1994
  Bulgaria 02/09/1991[a] 02/09/1991
  Croatia 27/01/1993[c] 27/01/1993
  Cyprus 30/11/1967 23/09/1969 23/09/1969
  Czech Republic 10/05/1990[a] 01/01/1993
  Denmark 19/12/1954 07/05/1955 07/05/1955
  Estonia 07/05/1992[a] 07/05/1992
  Finland 23/01/1970[a] 23/01/1970
  France 19/12/1954 05/05/1955 05/05/1955
  Georgia 25/04/1997[a] 25/04/1997
  Germany 19/12/1954 17/11/1955 17/11/1955
  Greece 19/12/1954 10/01/1962 10/01/1962
   Holy See[b] 10/12/1962[a] 10/12/1962
  Hungary 16/11/1989[a] 16/11/1989
  Iceland 19/12/1954 01/03/1956 01/03/1956
  Ireland 19/12/1954 11/03/1955 05/05/1955
  Italy 19/12/1954 16/05/1957 16/05/1957
  Latvia 07/05/1992[a] 07/05/1992
  Kazakhstan[b] 05/03/2010[a] 05/03/2010
  Liechtenstein 23/11/1978 13/06/1979 13/06/1979
  Lithuania 07/05/1992[a] 07/05/1992
  Luxembourg 19/12/1954 30/07/1956 30/07/1956
  Malta 02/05/1966 12/12/1966 12/12/1966
  Moldova 24/05/1994[a] 24/05/1994
  Monaco 06/07/1994[a] 06/07/1994
  Montenegro 28/02/2001[a] 06/06/2006
  Netherlands 19/12/1954 08/02/1956 08/02/1956
  North Macedonia 24/11/1995[a] 24/11/1995
  Norway 19/12/1954 24/01/1956 24/01/1956
  Poland 16/11/1989[a] 16/11/1989
  Portugal 16/02/1976[a] 16/02/1976
  Romania 19/12/1991[a] 19/12/1991
  Russia 21/02/1991[a] 21/02/1991
  San Marino 13/02/1986[a] 13/02/1986
  Serbia 28/02/2001[a] 28/02/2001
  Slovakia 01/01/1993[a] 01/01/1993
  Slovenia 02/07/1992[c] 02/07/1992
  Spain 04/07/1957[a] 04/07/1957
  Sweden 19/12/1954 16/06/1958 16/06/1958
   Switzerland 13/07/1962[a] 13/07/1962
  Turkey 19/12/1954 10/10/1957 10/10/1957
  Ukraine 13/06/1994[c] 13/06/1994
  United Kingdom 19/12/1954 05/05/1955 05/05/1955
  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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "European Cultural Convention, CETS No.: 018". Council of Europe. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  2. ^ "European Cultural Convention (Paris, 1954)". Council of Europe. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  3. ^ "Members". European Higher Education Area. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  4. ^ "Youth policies in the Council of Europe. Report. (Doc. 9617)". Council of Europe. 2002-11-04. Retrieved 2020-05-02.