European Council 22 May 2013 Conclusions For Essays

Below you will find links to relevant EU and international policy documents including those adopted by Alliance members, jointly or individually.

European Heritage Alliance 3.3


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe

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Members of the Alliance

Documents produced by each Alliance member can be found on their individual page.

European Union


European Parliament

Council of the European Union

  • Conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations, 23 May 2017
  • The Rome Declaration, Declaration of the leaders of 27 member states and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission, 25 March 2017
  • Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018), General approach 11 November 2016
  • Conclusions on the role of Europeana for the digital access, visibility and use of European cultural heritage, 31 May 2016
  • Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, on a Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018, 25 November 2014
  • Conclusions on participatory governance of cultural heritage, 25 November 2014
  • Conclusions on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe, 20 May 2014

EU Reflection Group “EU and Cultural Heritage”

Presidencies of the Council of the European Union

European Commission

Committee of the Regions

European Economic and Social Committee

Council of Europe




United Nations


Please note that the list is non-exhaustive.



Official Journal of the European Union

L 165/98


of 22 May 2013

concerning the number of members of the European Commission



Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 17(5) thereof,



At its meetings of 11-12 December 2008 and 18-19 June 2009, the European Council noted the concerns of the Irish people with respect to the Treaty of Lisbon and therefore agreed that, provided the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force, a decision would be taken, in accordance with the necessary legal procedures, to the effect that the Commission continue to include one national of each Member State.


The decision on the number of members of the Commission should be adopted in due time before the appointment of the Commission due to take up its duties on 1 November 2014.


The implications of this Decision should be kept under review,


Article 1

The Commission shall consist of a number of members, including its President and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, equal to the number of Member States.

Article 2

The European Council shall review this Decision, in view of its effect on the functioning of the Commission, in sufficient time in advance of either the appointment of the first Commission following the date of accession of the 30th Member State or the appointment of the Commission succeeding that due to take up its duties on 1 November 2014, whichever is earlier.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 November 2014.

Done at Brussels, 22 May 2013.

For the European Council

The President




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