On the occasion of the International Symposium, the City of Leipzig officially joined the VIA REGIA Cultural Route network.
Topics covered during the Symposium concerned the rapid development of VIA REGIA in recent years and its related activities, the accession to the network of large cities (such as Erfurt, Görlitz or Lviv), new ideas for international co-operation projects as well as old and new challenges for this Cultural Route for the Council of Europe.
Within the rich programme of the event, Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and Director of European Institute of Cultural Routes participated in the Award Ceremony in the presence of Karline FISCHER, Secretary General of the VIA REGIA.
The City of Görlitz (Germany) joined the VIA REGIA on the occasion of the 2018 Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
The VIA REGIA, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe certified in 2005, is the oldest and longest road linking Eastern and Western Europe where travellers can espouse the principle of "deceleration" as a basis for slowly enjoying this route across Europe's cultural space, from east to west or vice versa. A lengthy historical background is reflected by a rich heritage, ranging from the architectural heritage to intangible traditions that have shaped the European continent.
The complete programme of the 3rd VIA REGIA International Symposium can be found here.