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This report, entitled Shared heritage: universality, restitution and circulation of works of art, proposes a doctrine and method for reviewing and processing restitution requests. It is part of the dynamic launched by the President of the Republic during his speech in Ouagadougou in 2017 calling for the possibility of restoring African cultural property and strengthening cultural partnerships between France and Africa. Since 2017, France has made its heritage and museum cooperation with the countries of the African continent one of its priorities, in close coordination between the embassies and the services and operators of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.
Free to Create: Artistic Freedom in Europe is the report published today by the Council of Europe on the challenges that European artists and cultural workers face in the practice of their right to freedom of artistic expression.
The proposed laws respectively address items looted during World War 2, human remains, and other looted objects, including those from the colonial era.
The Climate Heritage Network (CHN), a global network of over 250 member organisations comprising organisations, charities, government bodies, universities, memory and cultural institutions, and cultural and creative industries from around the world, has launched its new Action Plan which aims to provide practical tools for its members to connect with local communities and diverse stakeholders in carrying out culture-led climate action.
Under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Europeana held a conference in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of France and the Mobilier National on ‘Building the Common European Data Space for cultural heritage together’.
Under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, French Minister of Culture, invited the European ministers responsible for culture and media to meet in Angers on 7 and 8 March 2022, where they approved a declaration on the situation in Ukraine.