Ministers' Deputies
    Notes on the Agenda

    CM/Notes/824/7.1 2 January 2003
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    824 Meeting, 15 January 2003
    7 Education, culture


    7.1 Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage (CDPAT)


    a. Abridged report of the 1st plenary session (Strasbourg, 7-9 October 2002)
    b. Interim report proposing changes to the ad hoc terms of reference no. CM/792/04072001 and the preparation of a draft framework convention on cultural heritage as a development resource
    c. Draft Recommendation Rec(2002)... of the Committee of Ministers to member states on tourism to promote the cultural heritage as a factor for sustainable development

    Reference documents
    CM(2002)189, Addendum I, II and III

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    Action

    Take note of the abridged report of the 1st meeting of the CDPAT and in particular:

    - consider the interim report of the CDPAT (CM(2002)189 - Addendum I) proposing changes to ad hoc terms of reference no. CM/792/04072001 and the preparation of a draft framework convention on cultural heritage;

    - adopt the changes to the ad hoc terms of reference proposed by the CDPAT (Appendix A of Addendum I) and instruct the latter to prepare a draft text;

    - consider, with a view to its adoption, the draft Recommendation referred to in item c;

    - approve the inclusion of the EAC (Europae Archaeologiae Consilium) and EAA (European Association of Archaeologists), both NGOs representing professional archaeological circles, as observer members of the CDPAT ;

    - approve the specific terms of reference of the CDPAT's subordinate committees (Appendices 2 and 3 of CM(2002)189).

    a. Abridged report of the 1st meeting of the Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage (Strasbourg, 7-9 October 2002)
    (CM(2002)189 and Addenda I, II and III)

    The Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage held its first meeting as a steering committee in Strasbourg, 7-9 October 2002. The abridged report of the meeting appears in CM(2002)189, supplemented by three addenda.

    The Committee examined the implementation of its activity programme in 2002 and made proposals for the 2003-2004 programme.

    - Implementation of its terms of reference and the design and monitoring of the resulting programme

    The CDPAT:

    - confirmed the main thrust of the third triennial programme that had emerged from the 5th Conference of cultural heritage ministers (Portorož, 2001), the results of which were considered by the Committee of Ministers in July 2001 (CM(2001)74). The Committee considered that this action plan is to be continued till 2005, in particular:

    - heritage policies, preparation of a new instrument on cultural heritage and the monitoring of existing conventions;
    - technical co-operation and activities in the field;
    - initiatives to promote mutual understanding and participation through the cultural heritage;

    - thought that work in 2003-04 should focus on the preparation of the new instrument, drawing on the contributions of the various parts of the programme, monitoring of the existing Granada, Valetta and Florence conventions and the development of the HEREIN Network (these activities also relate to the draft decisions submitted to the Committee of Ministers under items b. and c. of these notes on the agenda).

    The Committee of Ministers could take note of the main policy guidelines proposed by the CDPAT, approve its triennial programme and ask the Secretariat to implement these proposals in the conduct of the 2003 work programme and the preparation of the 2004 programme.

    - About the initiatives to promote mutual understanding and participation through the cultural heritage

    The CDPAT:

    - took note of the proposed enlarged partial agreement establishing a European centre for cultural routes and landscapes (ECCRL) and on the transversal DG IV project and the proposed cultural route in the region of the Baltic Sea states and advised that such projects should involve not just governments but also regions and other local authorities;

    - took note of the continuing success of European Heritage Days (EHD) and the successful launch of the Days in August 2002, and asked the Secretariat to examine, in conjunction with the European Union, the co-organiser, possible new management arrangements for 2004 and a strengthening of the programme's European dimension; it also agreed on the idea of a final conference of the heritage education programme to disseminate the programme's achievements and, in particular, to seek out the multiplier effect of the "Europe: from one street to the Other'' project.

    The Committee also noted that the question of the European Heritage Network's future management would be submitted to the GR-C, on the Secretariat's initiative.

    The Committee:

    - adopted, by written consultation, an opinion on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1556 (2002) on “Religion and Change in Central and Eastern Europe” (see Addendum III to CM(2002)189), in reply to the ad hoc terms of reference assigned to it by the Committee of Ministers (Decision CM/838/15052002);

    - has requested the Committee of Ministers' approval to include the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC) as observer members of the CDPAT so that the CDPAT's terms of reference could be amended appropriately;

    - adopted the draft terms of reference of its selected subordinate Committee of Experts on the elaboration of a draft framework convention on cultural heritage and decided to maintain the Co-ordination Group for European Heritage Days (GR-JEP) bearing in mind that the next CDPAT Plenary Session could amend its terms of reference according to the future management of European Heritage Days.

    b. Interim report proposing changes to ad hoc terms of reference no. CM/792/04072001 and the preparation of a draft framework convention on cultural heritage as a development resource
    (CM(2002)189 - Addendum I)

    In September 2001, the GR-C discussed the follow up to the 5th European Conference of Ministers responsible for the Cultural Heritage and asked the Secretariat to consider the Committee of Ministers' ad hoc terms of reference concerning equal treatment for the representative heritage of the various cultural traditions coexisting in Europe. The initial work was considered by the GR-C in February 2002 (GR-C(2002)5) and led to a proposal to adapt the original terms of reference issued to the CDPAT since it now seemed more appropriate to prepare a new legal instrument than to add protocols to the Granada and Valetta conventions, which were relevant as they stood. The new text should:

    - offer an extended and transversal definition of cultural heritages taking account of changes in European society and globalisation;

    - develop the notion of "common heritage" and a universal principle of protecting cultural assets to ensure that the heritages of the various communities coexisting in Europe were all fairly treated;

    - consider the role of heritage and the uses made of it from the standpoint of intercultural and interfaith dialogue;

    - establish the context and objectives for future intergovernmental consideration of the sustainable development criteria applicable to the relevant knowledge and skills and new methods of governance in this sector, based on participation and the involvement of civil society.

    A framework convention would have the advantage of bringing together, under the same co-operative arrangements and around the broad concept of "common heritage" and shared ethical principles and approaches, all the countries involved in European cultural co-operation, whether or not they were members of the European Union. It would also offer an open-ended working structure in an area where concepts and methods had to adapt to the rapid changes in European society.

    The Deputies are invited to approve the changes to the initial ad hoc terms of reference given to the CDPAT and the preparation of a draft framework convention. The report states that if major obstacles emerge to the drafting of a convention, the future text could be adapted to become a recommendation to member states.

    c. Draft Recommendation Rec (2002) …… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on tourism to promote the cultural heritage as a factor for sustainable development
    (CM(2002)189 - Addendum II)

    The draft Recommendation is the outcome of work undertaken by the CC-PAT, which was at that time the CDCC's specialist committee, following the 4th cultural heritage Ministerial Conference (Helsinki, May 1996). The text includes ethical and methodological elements from the specific standpoint of the relationship between tourism and the built environment.

    The Recommendation that the Committee of Ministers is invited to adopt could become a reference text for the development of European cultural routes, as envisaged in the work currently under way on a possible partial agreement and DG IV's transversal project.

    Financing assured: YES

    DRAFT DECISIONS

    824th meeting – 15 January 2003

    Item 7.1

    Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage (CDPAT)

    a. Abridged report of the 1st plenary session (Strasbourg, 7-9 October 2002)
    (CM(2002)189, Addendum I, II and III)

    Decisions

    The Deputies

    1. took note of the guidelines and priorities identified by the CDPAT for implementing its terms of reference;

    2. approved the CDPAT's proposal to organise its work according to a triennial programme (2003-05), which was based on the resolutions of the 5th European Conference of Ministers responsible for the Cultural Heritage and also reflected the current priorities of the Intergovernmental Programme of Activities;

    3. agreed to include the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) and the EAC (Europae Archaeologiae Consilium) in the CDPAT terms of reference as observers who could send representatives without the right to vote or defrayal of expenses;

    4. approved the specific terms of reference of the CDPAT's subordinate bodies as they appear in Appendix 2 to CM(2002)189;

    5. took note of the CDPAT's opinion on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1566 (2002) on “Religion and change in Central and Eastern Europe” and asked the Secretariat to take it into account when preparing a draft reply to the Recommendation;

    6. took note of the abridged report of the CDPAT as it appears in CM(2002)189 and its Addenda, as a whole.

    DRAFT DECISIONS

    824th meeting – 15 January 2003

    Item 7.1

    Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage (CDPAT)

    b. Interim report proposing changes to the ad hoc terms of reference No. CM/792/04072001 and the preparation of a draft framework convention on cultural heritage as a development resource
    (CM(2002)189 Addendum I)

    Decisions

    The Deputies

    1. approved the change to the ad hoc terms of reference no. CM/792/04072001 by adopting Decision No. CM/.../... assigning ad hoc terms of reference to the CDPAT asking it to prepare a draft framework convention on cultural heritage as a development resource, as it appears in Appendix .. to the present volume of Decisions (see Appendix A of Addendum I to CM(2002)189);

    2. instructed the GR-C to monitor the progress of the work done and to report back.

    DRAFT DECISION

    824th meeting – 15 January 2003

    Item 7.1

    Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage (CDPAT)

    c. Draft Recommendation Rec(2002)... of the Committee of Ministers to member states on tourism to promote the cultural heritage as a factor for sustainable development
    (CM(2002)189 Addendum II)

    Decision

    The Deputies adopted Recommendation Rec (2002) …… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on tourism to promote the cultural heritage as a factor for sustainable development, as it appears in Appendix .. to the present volume of Decisions [see Addendum II to CM(2002)189] and took note of the explanatory report attached thereto.



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