2022 EU Report on the Progress in the Implementation of the “Concept on Cultural Heritage in Conflicts and Crises. A Component for Peace and Security in European Union’s External Action” and the Dedicated Council Conclusions




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This document provides a comprehensive overview covering not only aspects pertaining to EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), but also EU’s broader approach to cultural heritage in contexts of conflicts and crises. It can be accessed through the website of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The document provides an analysis based on data collected from the EEAS and the European Commission Services, the Delegations of the EU and the EU CSDP missions. The progress has been registered in all areas of EU engagement in this domain, which takes into account all phases of conflicts and crises: prevention, crisis response, stabilization, and longer-term peacebuilding.

Some of the contents of the document are:

  • EU support for cultural heritage in Ukraine
  • Cultural heritage in the context of CSDP
  • Sustainable protection of cultural heritage
  • The fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property