Each year, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme sees a growing number of network members. The certification cycles 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 saw a remarkable growth with the addition of 7 new certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and thus 300 new members engaging in Route networks activities and in the Programme.
The Cultural Routes Database has now also been updated to include all the new network members of the 7 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe certified in the framework of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 certification cycles:
The database is an online platform accessible to the public, that hosts a structured and extensive database together with an interactive map organizing more than 3000 network members of the 45 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. Network members include national, local and regional authorities, cultural institutions and NGOs, tourism stakeholders, universities and research centres, SMEs, route Headquarters, as well as heritage sites and museums represented within the networks across the 47 member States of the Council of Europe and beyond.
Despite challenging times, the Cultural Routes Programme continues to garner interest and pursues its efforts to reach new audiences and to augment its visibility to promote knowledge and understanding of our shared European cultural identity.