The main objective of this international conference is to present and debate the research already undertaken within the framework of the project. Accordingly, the conference aims to discuss how human rights guarantees in relation to cultural heritage are being understood and implemented in the European Union (EU) and in its neighbouring countries. Acknowledging the changing and often contested nature of the right to cultural heritage (or more precisely the right to access or enjoyment of
cultural heritage), it will endeavour to map how this right’s evolving content affects the forms of protection, access to, and governance of cultural heritage, within the institutional, operational and legal structures of the EU. In particular, it will deal with the complex organisational and regulatory frameworks concerned with cultural heritage and human rights in place in the EU Members States, as well as their interaction, cross-fertilisation, and possible overlaps.
ECDPM’s Damien Helly will chair the session on ‘Cultural Heritage, Movement and the EU External Relations’.