Proceedings of the Workshop on "The Return of Cultural Objects Unlawfully Removed from the Territory of a Member State"

15-11-2013

Following the European Commission’s launching of a Recast proposal for Directive 93/7/EEC, which was adopted to ensure the return of cultural goods classified as “national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value”, the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) of the European Parliament draw up a report on ‘Return of Unlawfully-Removed Cultural Objects’. Due to its complicated and legal-technical nature, CULT organised a workshop on the subject to promote debate between experts in the field and MEPs, from which conclusions and recommendations were drawn with a view to contributing to the report. The workshop took place in the European Parliament on 4 November 2013. The present document is the compilation of the background notes and Power Point presentations prepared by the experts invited.

Following the European Commission’s launching of a Recast proposal for Directive 93/7/EEC, which was adopted to ensure the return of cultural goods classified as “national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value”, the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) of the European Parliament draw up a report on ‘Return of Unlawfully-Removed Cultural Objects’. Due to its complicated and legal-technical nature, CULT organised a workshop on the subject to promote debate between experts in the field and MEPs, from which conclusions and recommendations were drawn with a view to contributing to the report. The workshop took place in the European Parliament on 4 November 2013. The present document is the compilation of the background notes and Power Point presentations prepared by the experts invited.