2010/0044(COD)

European Heritage Label

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2010/0044(COD) European Heritage Label
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead CULT PALIADELI Chrysoula (S&D)
Opinion REGI
Lead committee dossier: CULT/7/06070
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 167-p5
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  • 2011/11/22 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2011/11/22 CSL Final Agreement
  • 2011/11/16 Final act signed
  • 2011/11/16 Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading
    • T7-0502/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/11/15 Debate in Parliament
  • 2011/10/06 Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
  • 2011/10/05 Vote in committee, 2nd reading
  • 2011/09/15 Committee draft report
  • 2011/07/29 Council position
    • 10303/1/2011 summary
  • 2011/07/20 Commission communication on Council's position
    • COM(2011)0406 summary
    • DG Education and Culture, VASSILIOU Androulla
  • #3108
  • 2011/07/19 Council Meeting
  • #3090
  • 2011/05/19 Council Meeting
  • 2010/12/16 Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T7-0486/2010 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2010/12/16 Commission response to text adopted in plenary
    • SP(2011)1477
    • DG Education and Culture, VASSILIOU Androulla
  • #3046
  • 2010/11/18 Council Meeting
  • 2010/11/09 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/10/27 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/07/19 Committee draft report
  • #3013
  • 2010/05/10 Council Meeting
  • 2010/03/24 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/03/09 EP officialisation
  • 2010/03/09 Legislative proposal
    • COM(2010)0076 summary
    • SEC(2010)0197
    • SEC(2010)0198
    • DG Education and Culture, VASSILIOU Androulla

Documents

Votes

Rapport Paliadelii A7-0311/2010 - Vote unique

2010/12/16
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 497 64 0 14 17 5 214 144 39 0
Against 18 0 2 1 5 10 0 0 0 0
Abstain 41 0 32 0 3 5 0 0 1 0

A7-0331/2011 - Chrysoula Paliadeli - Am 1

2011/11/16
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 59 3 2 11 2 13 18 9 1 0
Against 517 72 1 14 20 6 200 157 47 0
Abstain 63 1 48 2 8 2 1 0 1 0
AmendmentsDossier
146 2010/0044(COD) European Heritage Label
2010/04/10 CULT 96 amendments...
source: PE-448.952
2010/07/19 CULT, CULT 50 amendments...
source: PE-442.830

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    • The presidency reported to the Council on progress with the establishment of a European heritage label (9146/10).

      The European Heritage Label has existed as a voluntary inter-governmental initiative, in which 17 EU Member States and Switzerland participate. The designation has been awarded to 64 sites since 2006. In November 2008, the Council requested that this initiative be transformed into a Community action in order to extend it and improve its functioning.

      The Commission proposed a draft decision in March which is currently being examined in both the European Parliament and the Council.

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    • The Committee on Culture and Education adopted the report by Chrysoula PALIADELI (S&D, EL) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Union action for the European Heritage Label.

      The committee recommended that the European Parliament's position at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure (formerly known as the codecision procedure) should be to amend the Commission proposal as follows:

      Sites: Members consider that underwater, archaeological and industrial sites should also be included on the definition of 'sites'.

      Objectives: the actions should have as general objectives to contribute to:

      • strengthening European citizens' sense of belonging to the Union, in particular that of young people, based on shared values and elements of European history and cultural heritage;
      • strengthening intercultural and interterritorial dialogue, as well as an appreciation of diversity.

      To this end, the action shall, as its intermediate objectives, seek to:

      • stress the symbolic value and raise the profile of sites which have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe and/or the building of the Union;
      • increase European citizens' understanding of the history of Europe and the building of the Union, and of their common yet diverse tangible and intangible cultural heritage, especially related to democratic values and human rights that underpin the process of European integration.

      The report states that the specific objectives relate to those improvements which the sites themselves - individually and collectively - would commit to in the bidding process for the European Heritage Label, i.e.:

      • enhance citizens' sense of their European identity;
      • interactive online learning;
      • support creativity;
      • foster interaction between the cultural heritage and the economic activities growing up around it, while fully respecting the integrity thereof and contributing to its sustainability and that of its surroundings;
      • contribute to the promotion, attractiveness, cultural influence, tourist development and sustainable development of the regions;
      • encourage the creation of European networks to enhance the common European heritage.

      Criteria for the award of the label: Members consider that a site's links with religious and environmental movements should also be taken into account.

      Candidates for the European Heritage Label shall submit a project, the implementation of which is to begin by the end of designation year at the latest, which includes all the following elements: i) promoting multilingualism and regional diversity by using several languages of the Union as a key to intercultural dialogue; ii) raising the profile and attractiveness of the site on a European scale, inter alia through new information and communication technology; iii) ensuring that the site is made accessible to the European citizens while fully respecting its integrity; iv) ensuring access for the widest possible public, including for elderly persons and people with disabilities; v) promoting sites as tourist destinations whilst limiting potential negative impacts affecting the sites or their environment.

      Panel: the European panel shall consist of 13 members, one of whom shall be nominated by the Committee of the Regions. The European panel should be composed by cultural experts covering all fields related to the objectives of the EUHL, whilst also preserving an equitable representation of all Member States.

      Pre-selection at national level: although the Commission proposes to award the label each year, Members consider that selection of the sites every two years will ensure better quality of selection process as well as of the selected sites.

      The criteria, as well as the application forms used for the pre-selection procedure within each Member State, should be the same. The Commission shall publish the full list of pre-selected sites and shall inform the European Parliament, the Council and the Committee of the Regions thereof.

      Transnational sites: given that transnational sites by their very nature promote the main objectives of the European Heritage Label and create networks, Members consider that all participating Member States should give their quota for their sites participating in the transnational site. It is also important to inform all member States in due time about an intention to bid for the label for a transnational site so as everyone interested can be included. For practical reasons, there is a need to appoint one coordinator for each transnational site, who then would be the contact for the European panel and the Commission.

      Particular consideration shall be given to transnational sites which foster the essence of cross-border European heritage, through their representation of tangible and intangible symbolism (e.g. peace).

      Award: the attribution of the European Heritage Label shall not entail any obligation of an urban planning, judicial, landscaping, mobility or architectural nature. The sole law applicable shall be the local law.

      Withdrawal from the label: Members consider that the jury should be involved in the procedure of withdrawal for reasons of transparency. Sites may at any time choose to renounce the European Heritage Label.

      New logo: Members are of the opinion that a new logo would contribute to the visibility of the EUHL and in an awareness raising process of this initiative. The work of the European Panel has to be as transparent as possible.

      Evaluation: the evaluation report presented by the Commission should be accompanied, if appropriate, by relevant proposals.

      Transitional arrangements: Members consider that the new label not merely as a transformation of the old one, but as a chance for creating an action based on the experience accumulated during its existence as an intergovernmental initiative. The new well-defined criteria, the networking, the panel and the monitoring of the new action imply a different concept, which should not be seen as identical with the previous one. In order to preserve the prestige of the old label and promote the prestige of the new one, no transitional provisions should be needed.

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    • The presidency reported to the Council on progress with the establishment of a European heritage label.

      The European heritage label has existed as a voluntary inter-governmental initiative, in which 17 EU member states and Switzerland participate. The designation has been awarded to 64 sites since 2006. In November 2008, the Council requested that this initiative be transformed into an EU action so as to improve its functioning.

      Most of the main points of discussion raised in the Committee on Cultural Affairs have been resolved during the Belgian Presidency. Two points, however, remain at issue:

      • where the funds allocated to the action for 2013 are to come from;
      • which institution is to be competent to award, and if necessary withdraw, the label.

      The questions resolved during the Belgian Presidency are the following:

      (1) Third-country participation in the action (Article 4): the Commission proposed that the action be open to participation by Member States, on a voluntary basis. It said nothing about participation by third countries.

      The Committee on Cultural Affairs takes the view that the action should not in principle be open to third countries. However, it is in favour of sites in third countries participating in the Cultural Programme being allowed, under certain conditions, to be part of transnational sites from the outset.

      The Committee also considers that the geographical scope of the action could be one of the points considered in the first evaluation.

      (2) How many sites and how often? (Article 10): the Commission proposes that each Member State be able to pre-select up to two sites each year, except for years when the monitoring procedure is taking place

      (every four years). At EU level, not more than one site per Member State would be selected.

      However, the Committee on Cultural Affairs wants selection (of national and transnational sites) to take place every two years, not once a year as proposed by the Commission. The Committee also thinks that one year in four could be solely for selection of transnational sites. Each Member State would be able to pre-select one transnational site, which might or might not be selected at EU level.

      (3) Transnational sites and national thematic sites (Articles 12 and 12a): the Committee on Cultural Affairs agreed to tighten the eligibility criteria for transnational sites.

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      • In its Communication to the European Parliament concerning the position of the Council on the adoption of a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Union action for the European Heritage, the Commission indicates that it can fully accept the Council position which is the outcome of constructive negotiations between the three institutions. The first reading position is in line with the essential objectives and the underlying approach of the Commission's initial proposal.  

        To recall, the Council's position is the result of intensive inter-institutional negotiations which followed the adoption by the European Parliament of its position at first reading on 16 December 2010. Informal and technical meetings have resulted in compromise on a number of outstanding issues.

        Following the negotiations, Coreper reached agreement on the text on 15 April 2011. On 9 May 2011, the Chairwoman of the CULT Committee of the European Parliament, Ms Doris Pack, sent a letter to the Hungarian Presidency confirming that should the Council adopt as its position at first reading the text, she would recommend to the CULT Committee and then to the Parliament as a whole in plenary session, that the Council's position be accepted without amendment at Parliament's second reading.

        The Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Council reached a political agreement on this basis on 19 May 2011.

        The main points which were negotiated and agreed upon by the three institutions are the following:

        • in a first stage, the European Heritage Label will be open to the participation of Member States only. In the course of the first evaluation of the action, the appropriateness of enlarging its geographical scope will be examined;
        • the selection of sites will take place every two years in order to prevent the number of labelled sites increasing too quickly, which could harm the overall quality and prestige of the new label;
        • several sites located in the same Member State will have the possibility to focus on a specific theme to put forward a single application ("National thematic sites");
        • "Transnational sites" will be counted in the quota of the Member State which initiated the application only in order to avoid introducing additional management complexity and in order not to discourage Member States from actually taking part in these sites;
        • the transitional provisions which will apply  to the sites which were already awarded a label within the previous intergovernmental initiative were maintained in the text. They were however simplified and it was stated more clearly that during this period, the sites would be assessed on the base of the criteria of the new initiative and would follow the same procedure as that for the other sites.

        In conclusion, the Commission fully supports the results of the inter-institutional negotiations and can therefore accept the Council's position at first reading.

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      • The Council's first reading position is the result of informal contacts between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council. Although the first reading position contains some changes to the Commission's initial proposal, both in structure and substance, the basic approach proposed by the Commission as well as all the main elements contained in its proposal such as:

        • the two stage selection process (a pre-selection at national level followed by a selection at Union level);
        • assessment by a European panel of independent experts;
        • designation of sites by the Commission;
        • introduction of measures to ensure transition from the intergovernmental initiative to a European Union action. 

        Changes made by Council relating to the European Parliament's amendments :

        • Definitions: the first reading position extends the definition of sites contained in the Commission's initial proposal to cover three new types of sites: underwater, archaeological and industrial.
        • Geographical scope: the position follows the basic approach of the Commission's proposal that during the evaluation process the widening of the geographical scope of the action should be examined together with other elements.  The widening of the geographical scope should be examined during the first evaluation, i.e. 6 years after the entry into force of the decision, which would allow testing the functioning of the action first among Member States before opening it up, if appropriate, to the participation of non-EU countries.
        • European panel of independent experts: the participation of the Committee of the Regions in the selection and monitoring procedures is important since cultural heritage sites are often managed by local or regional authorities. The first reading position reflects this by adding an expert appointed by the Committee of the Regions to the members of the European panel appointed by the Parliament, the Council and the Commission.  The text underlines the need to ensure among the European institutions concerned that appointed experts have complementary expertise and that their geographical representation is balanced. 
        • Frequency of selection: the first reading position has changed the annual selection of sites, initially proposed by the Commission, to a selection organised every two years, the main reason being to avoid an uncontrolled rise in the number of sites which could undermine the label's prestige and quality. At the same time the biennial frequency will ensure that a critical mass of sites is reached in a reasonable time so the label becomes known to the public.
        • Strengthening information provision by the Commission:  the text has introduced an obligation for the Commission to inform the Parliament, the Council and the Committee of the Regions at each stage of the selection process of the following: pre-selection of sites by Member States, selection by the European panel, designation of the selected sites by the Commission, withdrawal of the label from a site and renunciation of the label by a site. By virtue of such a transparent procedure, all stakeholders will have the opportunity to bring to the attention of the Commission any observation that they might have regarding the candidate sites.
        • Transnational sites:  the first reading position supports this type of site as contained in the Commission's original proposal. However, it defines more specifically conditions that such a site will have to comply with, in particular the need for a coordinator and an obligation for sites participating in a transnational site to consult their national authorities.  
        • National thematic sites: the first reading position establishes 'national thematic sites' as a new type of site which allows the sites located in a given Member State that are linked by a common theme to put forward a joint application.
        • Renunciation: the first reading position establishes a new procedure which allows a site that does not wish to participate in the action any longer to renounce the label. This provision is in line with the voluntary nature of the action.  
        • Transitional provisions : the first reading position follows the basic approach of the Commission's initial proposal of ensuring transition from the intergovernmental initiative to an action managed by the European Union by allowing Member States also to propose the sites, if any, that had previously been labelled under the intergovernmental initiative. All the sites proposed for the award of the label during the two selection years when transitional provisions apply will have to be assessed against the same criteria and follow the same procedures as sites nominated during the ordinary years. In order to ensure equal treatment of Member States whose sites have been awarded the intergovernmental label and those which do not have such sites, the first reading position text sets a maximum of four sites that any Member State can nominate in accordance with the transitional provisions.

        Financial provisions: the amount of the financial envelope originally proposed by the Commission was based on the assumption that the first selection procedure will be organised in 2012. Given the fact that the new text adds one year for preparatory work, the budget of the European action was reduced to EUR 650 000 EUR for the 2012 - 2013 period.

        Conclusions: the first reading position which is the result of informal negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission maintains the approach and the legal architecture proposed by the Commission. It establishes common, clear and transparent criteria and procedures for the European Heritage Label as well as a stronger coordination among the Member States. Important changes have been made to the frequency of selection, the European panel's composition, types of sites and information provision. A number of important clarifications, including on definitions, criteria, conditions for transnational and national thematic sites, renunciation and transitional provisions, have also been made.

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    • The Committee on Culture and Education adopted the recommendation for second reading contained in the report drafted by Chrysoula PALIADELI (S&D, EL) in which it recommends the European Parliament to approve the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Union action for the European Heritage Label.

      The report note that the Council's first reading is based on the agreement negotiated after Parliament's first reading. The key elements of this agreement, which incorporated fully, in part or in spirit the great majority of Parliament's first-reading amendments, concern the following:

      • selection of sites: each Member State may pre-select up to two sites every two years: both a national and a transnational site. The quota for the transnational site is used for the coordinating country only in order not to discourage Member States from actually taking part in these sites. A panel of independent experts will choose a maximum of one site per country to be eligible for the label;
      • geographical scope: the Union action is open to 27 Member States. During the first evaluation of this action a widening of its geographical scope should be examined;
      • transitional provisions: transitional provisions are clarified and simplified;
      • national thematic sites: several sites located in the same Member State may put forward a single application focusing on a specific theme.

      In this context, Members recommend the adoption, without amendment and with no further delay, of the first reading position of the Council.

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    • PURPOSE: to establish a European Union action entitled 'European Heritage Label'.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision No 1194/2011/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Union action for the European Heritage Label.

      CONTENT: by this Decision, a European Union action entitled ‘European Heritage Label’ is hereby established.

      Sites concerned : the Decision defines ‘sites’ as:

      • monuments, natural, underwater, archaeological, industrial or urban sites, cultural landscapes, places of remembrance, cultural goods and objects and intangible heritage associated with a place, including contemporary heritage;
      • ‘transnational site’ shall mean: (a) several sites, located in different Member States, which focus on one specific theme in order to submit a joint application; or (b) one site located on the territory of at least two Member States;
      • ‘national thematic site’ shall mean several sites, located in the same Member State, which focus on one specific theme in order to submit a joint application.

      Objectives: the EU action shall contribute to the following general objectives:

      • strengthening European citizens’ sense of belonging to the Union, in particular that of young people, based on shared values and elements of European history and cultural heritage, as well as an appreciation of national and regional diversity;
      • strengthening intercultural dialogue.

      In order to achieve the objectives set out above, the action shall seek to attain the following intermediate objectives:

      • stressing the symbolic value and raising the profile of sites which have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe and/or the building of the Union;
      • increasing European citizens’ understanding of the history of Europe and the building of the Union, and of their common yet diverse cultural heritage, especially in relation to the democratic values and human rights that underpin the process of European integration.

      The sites themselves shall seek to attain the following specific objectives: (a) highlighting their European significance; (b) raising European citizens’ awareness of their common cultural heritage, especially that of young people; (c) facilitating the sharing of experiences and exchanges of best practices across the Union; (d) increasing and/or improving access for all, especially young people; (e) increasing intercultural dialogue, especially among young people; (f) fostering synergies between cultural heritage and contemporary creation and creativity; (g) contributing to the attractiveness and the economic and sustainable development of regions, in particular through cultural tourism.

      Participation in the action: the Union action is open to 27 Member States on a voluntary basis. During the first evaluation of this action a widening of its geographical scope should be examined.

      Added value and complementarity of the action with other initiatives: the Commission and the Member States shall ensure the added value and complementarity of the action with regard to other initiatives in the field of cultural heritage such as the Unesco World Heritage List, the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the Council of Europe’s European Cultural Routes.

      Selection procedure: the Decision defines a series of common, clear and transparent criteria and procedures, including during the first two selection years when transitional provisions should apply. Candidate sites for the label must have a symbolic European value and must have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe and/or the building of the Union.

      Two-stage selection procedure: the procedure for the selection of sites under the action should be carried out in two stages. Sites should initially be pre-selected at national level. Whenever relevant, Member States could involve local and regional authorities. The selection should then take place at Union level.

      A panel of independent experts shall be established to carry out the selection and monitoring at Union level. It shall ensure that the criteria are properly applied by the sites across the Member States. The European panel shall consist of 13 members, four of whom shall be appointed by the European Parliament, four by the Council, four by the Commission and one by the Committee of the Regions, in accordance with their respective procedures. The European panel shall designate its chairperson. The members of the panel shall be appointed for three years. However, in 2012 four experts shall be appointed by the European Parliament for two years, four by the Council for three years, four by the Commission for one year and one by the Committee of the Regions for three years.

      Technical provisions are laid down as regards the submission of applications, pre-selections (each Member State may pre-select up to two sites every two years), informing the European Parliament, etc. it should be noted that priority shall be given to transnational sites.

      Designation and monitoring of the sites: the Commission shall designate the sites to be awarded the label, having due regard to the recommendation of the European panel. The Commission shall inform the European Parliament, the Council and the Committee of the Regions of its designation. The label shall be awarded on a permanent basis, subject to certain conditions and to the continuation of the action. Each site awarded the label shall be monitored on a regular basis in order to ensure that it continues to meet the criteria and that it respects the project and work plan submitted in its application. The Member States shall be responsible for the monitoring of all sites located on their respective territory. The monitoring of a transnational site shall be the responsibility of the Member State of the coordinator. The Member States shall collect all the necessary information and prepare a report every four years in accordance with the calendar set out in the Annex. The Member States shall send the report to the Commission by 1 March of the year of the monitoring procedure. The Commission shall submit the report to the European panel for examination.

      Evaluation: the Commission shall ensure the external and independent evaluation of the action. Such evaluation shall take place every six years in accordance with the calendar set out in the Annex and shall examine all elements, including the efficiency of the processes involved in running the action, the number of sites, the impact of the action, the widening of its geographical scope, how it could be improved and whether it should be continued.

      Transitional provisions: Member States which did not participate in the intergovernmental European Heritage Label initiative of 2006 (‘intergovernmental initiative’) may pre-select up to four sites in 2013 for the attribution of the label. Those which participated in the intergovernmental initiative may pre-select up to four sites in 2014 for the attribution of the label. They may propose sites which were already awarded a label within the intergovernmental initiative. All sites shall be assessed by the European panel on the basis of the same criteria and follow the same procedure as those for other sites.

      Financial provisions: the financial envelope for the implementation of the action during the period from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013 is set at EUR 650 000.

      ENTRY INTO FORCE: 23 November 2011.

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CULT/7/06070
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2010/0044(COD)
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Legislation
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  • Treaty on the Functioning of the EU TFEU 167-p5
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Procedure completed
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Decision
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European Heritage Label
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COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision)
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