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Jun 28, 2017

role of the culture in EU-CELAC relations - contribution to the summit

Ahead of the EU-CELAC summit in El Salvador in October cultural stakeholders call upon decision makers to endorse the role of culture n the relations between the two regions in the Summit Conclusions.

culture plays an active role in building constructive relations between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and also in fostering human development. This statement supports the principles and objectives of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, the 2006 Ibero-American Cultural Charter, and the 2017 Council of the EU Conclusions on an EU Strategy for International Cultural Relations. It also draws upon the positive results obtained in recent cultural exchange projects between the EU and CELAC countries.

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