10th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: Online from 29 September-1 October

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Annual Advisory Forum 2021 “Resilient and Sustainable Cultural Routes – Innovating Out of Crisis" will take place online from 30 September-1 October. Organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) in...

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Portugal: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme presented in the framework of a seminar on Roman Roads

16 september 2021 Braga, Portugal

On 16 September, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme was presented in Braga (Portugal) in the framework of a seminar on Roman Roads in Europe organized by the Municipality of Braga and the University of Minho. The seminar was also the occasion to check on and promote the...

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300 new network members join the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe during 2020-2021

8 september 2021

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...

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Germany: Meetings between Federal Institutions and Representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe representatives

6 september 2021 Berlin, Germany

On 6 September, a delegation of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Germany followed two invitations by German Federal Institutions to elaborate on possible forms of cooperation and sustainable relationships. Both, the representatives of the Federal Commissioner for Culture and...

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European Route of Jewish Heritage: Inauguration of the “Itinerary of the Jewish Heritage of the Upper Town” in Luxembourg

5 september 2021 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

On 5 September, the Secretariat took part in the inauguration of the “Itinerary of the Jewish Heritage of the Upper Town”, that makes visible the traces of Jewish life in Luxembourg City. The initiator of this Cultural Route is the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of...

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Evaluation reports of the certification cycle 2020-2021 and 2019-2020 now available online

16 august 2021

Each year, in order to analyse the applications for certification and the regular 3-year evaluation of certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, independent experts are contracted to evaluate the information submitted. The evaluation reports of the certification cycle 2020-2021 as well...

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International Forum on Sustainable Tourism and World Heritage: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme highlighted

2-3 august 2021

On 2-3 August, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme attended the International Forum on Sustainable Tourism and World Heritage online. The Forum was organized by the Regional World Heritage Institute in Zacatecas in Mexico (IRPMZ), the UNESCO World Heritage...

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Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes: Summer course on the challenge for a sustainable future

22 july 2021

On 22 July, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented in San Sebastián/ Donostia in the framework of the summer course “St James Northern Way, a great European Cultural Route facing the challenge of a sustainable future”. The course, organized by the Basque Regional...

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Phoenicians’ Route and Iter Vitis: Launch of International Award 2021

july 2021

The Phoenicians’ Route and Iter Vitis, two important and historic Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe, launched a new international award. The award aims to support and reward projects and innovation that enhance cultural and wine heritage and promote responsible, creative,...

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Slovenia: EU Reflection Group meeting

22 june 2021

On 22 June, Mr. Stefano Dominioni, EPA Executive Secretary and EICR Director, participated in the EU Reflection Group online meeting organised by the ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. The Reflection Group “Cultural Heritage and the EU”, composed of national heritage authorities...

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European Institute of Cultural Routes: Board of Directors meeting

22 june 2021

On 22 June, the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) held its Board meeting at the Cultural Centre of Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg. Mr. Christian BIEVER, EICR President; Ms. Barbara ZECHES, Vice-President and Councellor to the ministry of Culture of the...

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Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP): Cultural Routes Programme presented at the 10th Plenary meeting

18 june 2021

On 18 June, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme was presented online at the 10th Plenary meeting of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) by Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, EPA Executive Secretary and EICR Director. The presentation underlined recent...

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DGII Partial Agreements of the Council of Europe: Open Day

18 june 2021

On 18 June, the Council of Europe held the DG Democracy Partial Agreements Open doors Day, bringing together eight Partial Agreements in a virtual event intended for Permanent Representations, ministry Representatives in intergovernmental bodies and staff. Sharing in-depth insights into the work...

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Online training seminar for cultural routes applying for the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" in the framework of the 2021-2022 certification cycle

17 june 2021

On June 17, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme held an online training for networks interested in applying for the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" in the framework of the 2021-2022 certification cycle. The online training seminar...

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Working meeting with representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Portugal

16 June 2021

On 16 June, the Secretariat took part in an online meeting with representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Portugal, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Portugal. The working meeting was opened by Mr. Bernardo ALABAÇA (Director General of Cultural Heritage at the...

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The Secretary General of the Council of Europe receives a delegation of the Via Francigena „Road to Rome 2021“ initiative

15 June 2021

On 15 June, Representatives of the “Via Francigena“, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, were received by Ms. Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and the...

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Liberation Route Europe: online meeting with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

9 june 2021

On 9 June, the Secretariat held an online meeting with the representatives of the Russian Ministry of Culture and Liberation Route Europe. Ambassador Ivan Soltanovsky, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe and Mrs. Alla Manilova, Deputy Minister at the...

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The EPA grants Participatory Status to 2 International Organisations and 2 International NGOs

9 June 2021

On 9 June, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) granted Participatory Status to two International Organisations: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation (BSEC) The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), founded in 1992, is a unique model of...

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Cyril and Methodius Route: Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting

8 june 2021

On 8 June, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme participated in the opening session of the extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of the newly certified Cyril and Methodius Route. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the route in Zlin (CZ) and was...

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Coordination meeting with the five newly certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

8 june 2021

On 8 June, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme held an online meeting with the representatives of the five new “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” certified in 2021. The meeting was the occasion to present the programme, its main activities and the...

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