On 9 May 2019, the Carlos V European Award was granted to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste granted the XIII Carlos V European Award for the first time to a European initiative, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

The Carlos V European Award honours people, organisations, projects or initiatives that contribute “to the enhancement of Europe’s cultural and historical values”.

His Majesty the King of Spain presented the prize to the Council of Europe´s Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in conjunction with the Europe Day during a ceremony at the Royal Monastery of Yuste.

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