The Faro Convention Action Plan Handbook 2018 – 2019

The Faro Convention Action Plan Handbook 2018 – 2019

The theoretical framework provided by the Council of Europe Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention, 2005) are translated into specific actions through the Faro Action Plan, a platform designed to display the diversity and flexibility of the Convention’s principles.

More specifically, the Faro Convention Action Plan is designed to translate the Faro Convention principles into practice. It aims to illustrate the richness and novelty of the principles of the Faro Convention, as well as providing possibilities for interpretation in relation to current societal challenges. It provides field based knowledge and expertise for member States to better understand the potentials of the Convention; it helps the Secretariat to highlight and study specific cases in line with the political priorities of the Organisation; offers a platform for analysis and recommendations for further steps; and encourages member States to sign and ratify the Convention.

The Faro Convention Action Plan Handbook for 2018 – 2019 was developed by the Council of Europe Secretariat in consultation with the Faro Convention Network (FCN) members. It seeks to offer guidance for heritage communities that are interested in aligning their initiatives with the Faro Convention principles and take part in a panEuropean network.

The handbook will be revised by the FCN members and the CoE Secretariat every two years, in line with changing conditions and needs. It lays out the general idea behind the Faro Convention Action Plan, its brief background, vision and structure, setting the groundwork for future development. The FCN annual gatherings are good opportunities to work on this manual to improve it with the members of the FCN, as well as incorporate input from the stakeholders.

The below video offers a wide array of perspectives on the values of the Faro Convention. It features the Council of Europe Faro experts and representatives of heritage communities who helped bring the action plan to life and who are all united in the understanding of the benefits of the Faro Convention. Enjoy!