The Council of Europe is an international organization promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in the areas of legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation including heritage. It was founded in 1949 and has 47 member states with some 800 million citizens.
In a resolution adopted by the Standing Committee meeting in Paris on March 8th 2013, the Assembly of the Council of Europe has made a series of practical recommendations to member States with a view to preserving Europe’s industrial heritage.
To ensure that such protection is effective, the PACE has proposed that a European label for industrial heritage be developed. According to the conclusions of the rapporteur on this issue, Ismeta Dervoz (Bosnia and Herzegovina, EPP/CD), the Assembly has also invited the EU and UNESCO to consider the possibility of launching, together with the Council of Europe, a European Industrial Heritage Year in 2015, referring to the E-FAITH campaign.
See the report Industrial Heritage in Europe (Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media), 15.02.2013, adopted 08.03.2013 :
See the adopted resolution, 1924 (2013) Final version, 08.03.2013, par. 3 and par. 5.2
The industrial heritage and the 2015 European Industrial and Technical Heritage year have been discussed the agenda of the joint meeting of the Council of Europe and the European Union “Celebrating European Heritage Days - Local communities shaping the European dimension of Heritage” in Baku, 14-16 October