Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe

(ETS No. 121)

Open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe, in Granada, on 3 October 1985.

Entry into force: 1 December 1987.

Summary of the treaty

The main purpose of the Convention is to reinforce and promote policies for the conservation and enhancement of Europe's heritage. It also affirms the need for European solidarity with regard to heritage conservation and is designed to foster practical co-operation among the Parties. It establishes the principles of "European co-ordination of conservation policies" including consultations regarding the thrust of the policies to be implemented.