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  • On 18 March 2010 Ambassador Piotr A. Świtalski, Permanent Representative of Poland to the Council of Europe, signed in Strasbourg on behalf of Poland the Council of Europe Convention for the protection of the architectural heritage of Europe.

    The Convention was opened for signature in Granada on 3 October 1985 and entered into force on 1 December 1987.  40 Member States of the Council of Europe are parties to the Convention.

    The main purpose of the Convention is to reinforce and promote policies for the conservation and enhancement of Europe's heritage. It also affirms the need for European solidarity with regard to heritage conservation and is designed to foster practical co-operation among the Parties. It establishes the principles of "European co-ordination of conservation policies" including consultations regarding the thrust of the policies to be implemented.

    CoE information on the Granada Convention


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