European Cultural Convention
The European Cultural Convention is an international treaty for EU and EU accession states 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.
|Signed||19 December 1954|
|Effective||5 May 1955|
|Depositary||Secretary General of the Council of Europe|
|Languages||English 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 05 May 1955. Its signature is one of the conditions for becoming a participating state in the Bologna Process and its European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The term "Convention" is used as a synonym for an international legal treaty.
Signatories to the European Cultural Convention include: