"Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe connecting cultural values, heritage sites and citizens: strategies and synergies in a global perspective" will be the theme of the Annual Advisory Forum 2018 organised from 26 to 28 September by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the City of Görlitz, the Saxon Ministry of the Interior and the German Federal Foreign Office.
The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes implements the Council of Europe’s policy guidelines, decides the programme strategy, provides advice and expert assistance for the development, implementation and promotion of Cultural Routes, and supports networking and exchange between Cultural Route operators and other partners in the field of cultural tourism.
This year’s Forum will highlight the strategies and synergies between European Cultural Routes and International Organisations (UNESCO, European Union, UNWTO) concerned with the protection and the promotion of cultural heritage. It will also be an occasion to develop new initiatives and partnerships, as well as a platform for exchange of good practices.
Coinciding with the current European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Forum will explore the possibility of co-operation with the other European programmes, such as the European Heritage Days and the World Heritage List.