4 universities join the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies

5 April 2024 LUXEMBOURG

In the first quarter of 2024, four universities joined the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies: The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), Ege University (Türkiye), the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Croatia) and Antalya Bilim University (Türkiye). A general framework...

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Applications are now open for the Council of Europe Traineeship Programme starting October 2024

9 MARCH 2024 LUXEMBOURG

If you want to gain valuable experience in a multicultural organisation working to make Europe a better place for all its citizens and acquire a practical understanding of the workings and activities of the Council of Europe, the traineeship programme is for you. As part of this opportunity, an...

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The ETC launches an online gallery showcasing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

18 March 2024 Brussels

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has recently issued an exciting addition to their Visit Europe website: a gallery showcasing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Europe as a tourist destination in long-haul markets, ETC’s latest...

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France: The SEDEC publishes an article on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme

15 March 2024 France

On 15 March, the SEDEC Commission (Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture) of the European Committee of the Regions published an article on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The article sheds light on the efforts made by France to promote and foster visibility of...

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Visit of the Executive Secretary of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme to the European Commission in Brussels

18 MARCH 2024 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

On 18 March, Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), met with Mr. Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission, in Brussels. This meeting was the occasion for Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI to present the work of the EPA, outlining the...

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The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes Programme of the Council of Europe meets the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies

14 MARCH 2024 LUXEMBOURG

On 14 March, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme held a meeting with the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies to discuss activities in the context of the Presidency of Luxembourg of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in november. The Ministry of...

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100 years of cooperation between Luxembourg and Hungary

13 MARCH 2024 LUXEMBOURG

On 13 March, 100 years of cooperation between Hungary and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg were celebrated. To mark the occasion, Mr Stefano DOMINIONI, the Executive Secretary of Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes was invited to meet Mr Tamás Iván Kovács, Hungarian Ambassador in...

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2024-2025 Certification Cycle underway: applications now open

7 March 2024

Certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are subject to regular monitoring and evaluation procedure through independent expert reports and recommendations. In the framework of the 2024-2025 Certification Cycle, 8 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will undergo the...

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European Institute of Cultural Routes: Board meeting and General Assembly

1 March 2024 Luxembourg

On 1 March, the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) held its meeting and a General Assembly at the Centre culturel de l'Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg. The Board of Directors was chaired by Ambassador Jean Claude KUGENER - President of the IEIC, and Director...

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The EPA Bureau meets in Luxembourg to discuss the 2023-2024 Certification Cycle

28-29 February 2024 Luxembourg

The Bureau of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) held its annual meeting on 28-29 February 2024 in Luxembourg. The meeting was opened by Mrs. Urszula ŚLĄZAK, Chair of the EPA Governing Board, and by Ambassador Jean-Claude...

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UNESCO Chair: International Conference in Oman discusses the potential for Cultural Routes in the Arab region

24-27 February 2024

Saturday, 24 February 2024, marked the official opening of the international conference, “Opportunities for Heritage”, taking place at the German University of Technology in Oman, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Salim Al Mahrouqi, Minister...

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2024 Competitive Grant Award “European Heritage Days Stories” - Routes, Networks and Connections

8 February 2024 Luxembourg & Strasbourg

On 8 February, the Council of Europe Secretariats of the European Heritage Days and of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes organised an online information meeting with the Representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in order to present the Call for European...

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Visits of the Irish and Turkish Ambassadors to Luxembourg to the EPA and EICR Secretariats

30 JANUARY 2024 LUXEMBOURG

On Tuesday 30 January, the Irish Ambassador to Luxembourg, Ms Jean McDonald, and the Türkiye Ambassador to Luxembourg, Mr Engin Yürür, both made an introductory visit to the Secretariats of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and the European Institute...

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Finland : Alvar Aalto Route presented at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2024

18-21 January 2024 Helsinki

The Alvar Aalto Route 20th Century Architecture and Design, certified as Cultural Route of the Council of Europe in 2021 took part in the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2024 Helsinki, the largest travel industry event in Northern Europe, thanks to the support of the Finnish Heritage Agency. The stand...

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Netherlands becomes Observer with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

1 JANUARY 2024

Starting on 1 January 2024, Netherlands has been granted Observer status with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA). On 6 October 2023, Ms Susan Lammers, General Director at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science requested the status with the...

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Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year 2024

1 JANUARY 2024 LUXEMBOURG

The Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and of the European Institute of Cultural Routes would like to wish you the very best for the Holiday Season. We look forward to pursuing our work together on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe...

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Finland organises a Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Forum in Jyväskylä and includes the Cultural Routes Programme in the Roadmap for the National Development for Cultural Tourism 14-15 December 2023

14-15 December 2023 Jyväskylä, Finland

On 14-15 December 2023, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland and Finnish Heritage Agency organised a Cultural Routes Forum in Jyväskylä. The Forum was held at the new Aalto 2 Museum Centre. It brought together some 15 representatives of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing...

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France: publication of a series of articles on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

13 DECEMBER 2023 FRANCE

As part of an agreement with ATOUT France, France's tourism development agency, the French Ministry of Culture has shared a series of themed articles on the Cultural Routes passing through France to promote the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme. Chilowé, an online travel agency,...

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2024 Annual Advisory Forum: Preparatory visit to Visegrád and Budapest, Hungary

12-14 DECEMBER 2023 VISEGRAD AND BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

From 12 to 14 December, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme visited Visegrád and Budapest, Hungary, to prepare the 13th Annual Advisory Forum on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which will be held in Visegrád and Budapest from 25 to 27 September...

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Second Cultural Routes Academic Workshop

7 December 2023 LUXEMBOURG

The European Institute of Cultural Routes, in cooperation with the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies, held the second edition of the Cultural Routes Academic Workshop on Thursday 7th December 2023 (online). Organized by the EICR in cooperation with the University Network for Cultural...

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