Eutropian’s Levente Polyák went to San Millán de la Cogolla (La Rioja, Spain) to participate at the Council of Europe’s conference to disseminate the European Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century. Levente spoke about the territorial and economic development, knowledge and education as well as the social cohesion components of Strategy 21.
The Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention), ratified by Spain in June 2022, proposes a new concept of cultural heritage in which people and human values occupy a central place and that conceives the care, conservation and transmission of heritage as a shared responsibility.
This vision drives new participatory and collaborative management approaches.
The Council of Europe Developed Strategy 21 to help public and private agents related to the management, conservation and dissemination of heritage to implement the Faro principles. This strategy is based on social cohesion, the economy, the territory and education, with a holistic approach.
The Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape of the Council of Europe recommends its dissemination and understanding to favor its implementation through public and private agents related to the management, conservation and dissemination of heritage in each country.
The San Millán de la Cogolla Foundation, a member of the Faro Network since 2017, organizes these conferences in collaboration with the Division of Culture and Cultural Heritage of the Council of Europe in order to provide cultural heritage managers with tools for the development of Strategy 21.