Institute of Archaeology


Rodney Harrison to address Council of Europe Steering Committee

22 November 2022

Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been invited to address the Council of Europe’s 11th plenary session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP).

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Rodney Harrison has been invited to address the Council of Europe’s 11th plenary session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP), which will take this week (23-25 November) in Strasbourg.

Rodney will speak on the importance of integrated cultural and natural heritage management as part of discussions relating to draft Guiding principles for an integrated culture, nature and landscape management, to which he has contributed this year in consultation with the Council of Europe’s CDCPP Bureau.

Rodney's address will draw on his AHRC-funded 'Heritage Futures' work and its follow-on project 'Landscape Futures and the Challenge of Change: Towards Integrated Cultural/Natural Heritage Decision Making,' as well as his contributions to the UNFCCC COP26, including the European Pavilion event 'Powering Climate Action Through Heritage Policies, Organisations, Research and Public Programmes', co-organised with the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH), Climate Heritage Network (CHN) and Europa Nostra. 

The Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) is the Committee responsible for activities related to culture, heritage and landscape and to follow-up on their implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It oversees intergovernmental work in the field of culture, heritage and landscape. It advises the Committee of Ministers and provides standards, policies and good practices to sustainably manage cultural, heritage and landscape resources, as a basis for democratic and inclusive societies in a digitally evolving environment, impacted by environmental degradation.

The Council of Europe itself is Europe’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 46 member states, 27 of which are members of the European Union. It was established in 1946 to promote democracy and protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe. The Council of Europe has developed a number of conventions in the fields of culture, heritage, nature and landscape; these include the European Cultural Convention, the Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention), the Landscape Convention, the Faro Convention on the value of cultural heritage for society and the Convention on offences relating to cultural property.

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