"Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe"


The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was launched in 1987 to demonstrate, via journeys through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries in Europe contributes to a shared cultural heritage.

The programme acts as a channel for intercultural dialogue and promotes better knowledge and understanding of European cultural identity while preserving and enhancing natural and cultural heritage.

Cultural Routes are evaluated regularly by the EPA and are certified by the Council of Europe based on:

involve a theme that is representative of European values and common to at least three countries in Europe;

be the subject of transnational, multidisciplinary scientific research;

enhance  European memory, history and heritage and contribute to interpretation of Europe’s present-day diversity;

support cultural and educational exchanges for young people;

develop exemplary and innovative projects in the field of cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development;

develop tourist products and services aimed at different groups.

Find out more on evaluation cycles

Key Highlights:


 Why obtaining the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification?


New Branding Brochures
of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme