The Institute’s involvement in European projects


In the framework of the CERTESS – Cultural European Routes: Transfer Experiences Share Solutions, a Workshop on “Innovations for European Cultural Routes” was held on 3 and 4 December 2012 at Leopoldskron Castle, Salzburg, organized by the Salzburg Research Institute. It dealt with current trends and innovative methods to convey European heritage. The 3rd project Steering Committee meeting took place on 7 February in the Council of Europe’s offices in Brussels: a good opportunity for all participants to get to know its activities better.


On 14-15 March 2013, the 5th project meeting of the Leonardo da Vinci project VERNE - Vocational Education for European Routes Networks took place in Tomas Bata University, Zlín, Czech Republic. The project intends to develop a specialized educational training initiative about European cultural routes. During the meeting its content and structure were discussed.


certoCERTO - Cultural European Routes: Tools for a coordinated communication & marketing strategy. The project aims at developing an integrated promotion and visibility strategy shared by 3 routes recognized by the Council of Europe. At the FITUR tourism fair in Madrid in January, BIT Milan (February) and ITB Berlin (March) the partners Francigena-Santiago-Olav presented an innovative “Tour Box”, and created a catalogue of tourist products.


The final meeting of the PER VIAM – Pilgrims’ Routes in Action project was hosted by the EICR in Luxembourg on 21 February. The project aimed at strengthening the cooperation for a sustainable cultural tourism development and established a new network of knowledge for the Via Francigena.


ATRIUM - Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th Century in Urban Management focuses on the architectural heritage of totalitarian regimes with the aim of creating a Council of Europe cultural route. A photo and video contest has been launched in the 11 partner countries.