Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)
PACE parliamentarians (324 representatives and 324 alternates) are appointed by the national parliaments of the Organization’s 47 member states. PACE meets four times a year for a one-week plenary session at the Palais de l'Europe in Strasbourg to discuss current issues, call on European governments to take initiatives and report back. They discuss the subjects of their choice and the governments of the countries of Europe – represented on the Council of Europe by the Committee of Ministers – are obliged to answer them. They are the democratic conscience of the Greater Europe.
The work of the Assembly is prepared by nine committees. Heritage depends on the Commission on Culture, Science, Education and the Media
Many texts (Recommendations and Resolutions) are adopted in the field of heritage, for example:
- Resolution 2269 (2019) on “safeguarding and enhancing intangible cultural heritage in Europe”
Learn more about theParliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and on the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and the Media