Culture, Science, Education and Media


Lord George Foulkes: ‘I pay tribute to those courageous journalists who do their job despite the risks and pressures’

On World Press Freedom Day, Lord George Foulkes, rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists, has recalled the fundamental role of journalists and the media in democratic societies. More

Committee proposes to create a Europe-wide tool for recognising cultural competences

The Culture committee has proposed that the Council of Europe and the European Commission reflect on the creation of a Europe-wide tool to recognise the competences developed by young people participating in arts activities. More

Social media companies must do more to stop unlawful material and counter disinformation

Social media companies must “rethink” their policies to stop the dissemination of unlawful material and to counter disinformation, according to a report by the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media. More

Rapporteur calls on Russian authorities to drop charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva

Lord George Foulkes, PACE General Rapporteur on media freedom, has expressed concern over police actions against the Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, detained over her comments on a suicide bombing. More

The role of culture and heritage in supporting the local and regional economy

Culture and heritage have a useful role to play in regions and localities by supporting their economies and by improving cooperation with their communities, the Committee on Culture said. More

Preserving intangible cultural heritage against uniform lifestyles

The Committee on culture considers that intangible cultural heritage (ICH), which includes traditions or living expressions inherited from the past, must be safeguarded in Europe. More