European inventory of
societal values of culture


According to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), "cultural diversity is a defining characteristic of humanity". It forms a common heritage of humanity that should be "cherished and preserved for the benefit of all". Cultural diversity "creates a rich and varied world, which increases the range of choices and nurtures human capacities and values, and therefore is a mainspring for sustainable development for communities, peoples, and nations".

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