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Committee concerned about erosion of intellectual property rights in the digital era

Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD) Concerned about the erosion of intellectual property rights in the digital era, the committee recalled that intellectual property rights are human rights protected under Article 1 of the first Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. More

Reviewing the role of libraries and museums in times of change

As economic changes and technological innovation have considerable effect, the Committee on culture believes that the roles and responsibilities of libraries and museums need to be reviewed to respond to emerging needs. More

The European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk wins the 2016 Museum Prize

The Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2016 has been awarded to the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk (Poland). The museum was selected from a shortlist of three candidates by the committee at a meeting today in Paris. More

Investing in education has its cost but there is also a risk in not doing so

Adopting a report by Gvozden Srecko Flego, the committee called on the member States to enhance their education systems in order to “ensure access to quality education for all and regular class attendance". More

Working towards a quality education for democratic citizenship

In adopting a report by Jacques Legendre, the committee welcomed the development by the Council of Europe of a European Framework of Competences for a culture of democracy and intercultural dialogue. More

Re-energise democracy at grassroots level

The committee unanimously adopted a report on “Promoting city-to-city co-operation in the field of culture”, prepared by Alexander [Earl of] Dundee, saying that it was necessary to re-energise democracy at grassroots level. More