2017-20 | Joint Programme with the European Commission (DG-REGIO) | "Routes4U"
Duration: 30 months (2017-2020)
Project Management: Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) - Council of Europe, Luxembourg
On 20 December 2017, the 1.1. Million EUR European Union Grant Agreement "Fostering regional development through transnational cultural routes, heritage policies and practices" was signed between the European Commission (DG REGIO), represented by Director Mrs. Lena ANDERSSON PENCH, and the Council of Europe, represented by Deputy Secretary General Mrs. Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI.
The 30-Month Action (2017-2020), aka Routes4U, aims to:
|REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT||CULTURAL COOPERATION||SOCIAL COHESION|
Routes4U is implemented:
- by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (Luxembourg)
- in coordination with the EU Macro Regions and European Commission
- through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe networks
- according to the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention, 2005)
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme underscores, as does the Convention, the importance of local citizens and their affinity with their region as essential to understanding and rediscovering the cultural identity of the sites and to attracting new activities, encouraging the cultural heritage and tourism sector in a sustainable way and ensuring that economic use does not threaten the cultural heritage itself.
At the moment, more than 20 networks certified "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" and 15 potential cultural routes had been identified as potential partners to implement the action in the 27 countries (EU and non-EU) belonging to the 4 EU macro-regions.
ATRIUM | Cluniac Sites in Europe | The Hansa | Huguenot and Waldensian Trail | European Cemeteries Route | European Route of Charles V | European Route of Cistercian Abbeys | European Route of Historic Thermal Towns | European Route of Jewish Heritage | European Route of Megalithic Culture | European Mozart Ways | Destination Napoleon | Iter Vitis Route | Olive Tree Routes | Phoenicians' Route | Prehistoric Rock Art Trails | Réseau Art Nouveau Network | Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route | Route of Saint Olav Ways | Saint Martin of Tours Route | Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes | TRANSROMANICA | Via Francigena | Via Habsburg | Viking Routes