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Council of Europe



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 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 tot 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 :

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2015 - European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year


European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year
Année européenne du patrimoine industriel et technique
Jahr des Industriellen und Technischen Erbes
Anno del Patrimonio Industriale e Tecnico Europeo
Año Europeo del Patrimonio Industrial y Técnico

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