Belarus received observer status in the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

The Republic of Belarus received observer status in the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe on March 1, 2020.

This status is granted for a period of one year and does not imply financial contributions from a state.

Currently there are 38 certified cultural routes of the Council of Europe that span different areas of European history and heritage. Many of them pass through Belarus. Among them are the Viking Way, Jewish Heritage, the Baroque Way, the European Route of Cistercian Abbeys, Via Regia. So far, Belarus is connected to only two of them – Jewish Heritage and Via Regia.

Belarus ratified the European Cultural Convention in 1993 and from that moment has been cooperating extensively with the Council of Europe in the field of culture.

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The 2021 René Cassin European Human Rights Competition

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Online event on results of the PGG II

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