The Manifesto calls for the recognition, protection and respect of the cultural rights and duties of individuals and communities and aims to be an instrument for creating and increasing awareness in the community: institutions, businesses, civil society. It refers to specific regulatory sources and identifies those rights and duties that fall within the category of cultural rights. Born from a dialogue, over time, between Monica Amari president of Armes progetti and Manlio Mele, coordinator of Dipartimento Cultura Partito Democratico it was elaborated by a group of scholars in cultural policies and processes coming from fields and experiences. With a view to the enforceability of cultural rights, the Manifesto, initially presented in Sicily, is aimed at drafting the Charter of cultural rights and duties and the establishment of the figure of the Guarantor of cultural rights.

The Manifesto was presented in Palermo on November 30 2021 in the morning at Palazzo dei Normanni and in the afternoon at the A. Salinas Archaeological Museum.

You can join the Manifesto through the Change org platform


On January 20 at 16:00, Stroncature hosts the presentation of the “Manifesto of Cultural Rights and Duties”, with Monica Amari, expert in cultural policies, President of the ARMES project; Maria Luisa Motolese, President of the Court of Auditors of Ancona; and Cristina Vannini, cultural entrepreneur and international member of the Council of Europa Nostra. Please register to participate.