Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Image: marchello74 (Canva) CC0

Poland becomes 28th country to sign Faro Convention for Cultural Heritage

On 10 May 2021, Poland signed the Faro Convention for cultural heritage. By signing the Convention, the country agrees to protect cultural heritage and the rights of citizens to access and participate in that heritage. Now 28 European states have signed the Faro Convention.

On behalf of Poland, Jerzy Baurski, the Permanent Representative of Poland at the Council of Europe, inked the document, according to a Council of Europe press release. “Poland’s signature should further encourage citizen engagement in cultural heritage governance”, the press release read. (Text continues below video)

The Faro Convention was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 13 October 2005. It opened for signature to member States in Faro (Portugal) on 27 October of the same year. It entered into force on 1 June 2011. To date, 20 member States of the Council of Europe have ratified the Faro Convention while seven others have signed it.

Source: Council of Europe (press release), Council of Europe (overview list)

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