EPA Governing Board 2018

18-19 April 2018 Luxembourg

On 18-19 April 2018, the Annual Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), which brings together the Members States and Observers of the EPA, met at the Neumünster Abbey, in Luxembourg. Among the topics discussed, the evaluation cycle 2017-18 (audition of...

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The Holy See joins the EPA

9 April 2018 Strasbourg, France

On Wednesday 21st March 2018, the Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, informed Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe of the Holy See’s accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, registered as of the 21st...

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Romania: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe promoted by the Ministry of Tourism

12-16 March 2018 Bacău, Sucevița and Baia Mare, Romania

Romania, through its Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture and National Identity, is a member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe since 2013, quality which enables an active involvement on international level regarding cultural tourism and...

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Routes4U Project | Interview with Commissioner Crețu

26 March 2018 Brussels, Belgium

We invite Ms Corina Crețu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy (DG REGIO), to tell us more about the origins of the EU Macro-Regional Strategies, her views on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme and the role of civil societies in the EU Macro-regional Strategies. Ms...

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Ireland: Conference on Cultural Routes

9 March 2018 Waterford, Ireland

On Friday 9 March 2018, the conference ‘Pilgrimage and the Evolution of Spiritual Tourism’ took place in Waterford, Ireland. Organised jointly between the Spirituality Institute for research and Education (SpIRE), Dublin, and the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), the conference aimed to...

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Montenegro: Official Launching of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme

13 March 2018 Podgorica, Montenegro

On 13 March, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was officially launched at the occasion of a meeting at the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro. In his opening speech, Aleksandar Bogdanović, Minister of Culture of Montenegro, provided an overview of cultural policies in...

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Routes4U Project | Interview with Inger Harlevi

March 2018

Routes4U interviews are an invitation to get to know the different stakeholders of the 2017-2020 Joint Programme by the European Union and the Council of Europe. We invite Inger Harlevi, Route manager of the Hansa (Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 1991), to tell us the last...

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Application deadline extension: 16 April 2018

Routes4U Project | Call for experts

Routes4U is a joint programme between the Council of Europe (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), Directorate General of Democracy) and the European Union (European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy) for 2017 until 2020. The 30-months project aims to foster...

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Georgia: Official Launching of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme

27 February 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 27 February, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was officially launched during a Ceremony at the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia. In his opening speech, Mikheil Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Sport of Georgia, introduced the national strategy of Georgia for the...

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2017 Activity Report

February 2018

2017 has been a rich and exciting year in activities and results , marked by the 30th anniversary of the programme, celebrated during the Annual Advisory Forum in Lucca (Italy). Revisit the finest moments that marked the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme through the 2017 Activity...

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Save the date: 2018 Annual Advisory Forum

26-28 September 2018 Görlitz, Germany

The VIII Annual Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will take place from 26 to 28 September 2018. This edition will be hosted by the City of Görlitz, in cooperation with the State of Saxony and the German Federal Foreign Office. The theme of the Görlitz Advisory Forum...

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Bureau of the EPA Governing Board

15-16 February 2018 Luxembourg

On 15-16 February 2018, the Bureau of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) chaired by Alfredas Jomantas (Lithuania) held its meeting in Luxembourg, at its headquarters at the Abbey of Neumünster. The Bureau discussed the 2017-18 evaluation cycle for the...

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Routes4U Project | Interview with Stefano Dominioni

February 2018

The Routes4U interviews are an invitation to get to know the different stakeholders responsible for the implementation of the 2017-2020 Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe. In this first interview, we invite Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged...

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Turkey, 31st member State of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

15 January 2018 Strasbourg, France

The President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, officially informed the Council of Europe of Turkeys's accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, registered as of 15 January 2018. We should like to thank Ambassador Işcan, the Permanent Representative of Turkey...

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Foster regional development through transnational heritage policies and practices through cultural routes

Signature of the 1.1 Million EUR Grant Agreement European Union – Council of Europe

20 December 2017 Brussels / Strasbourg

The 1.1. Million EUR European Union Grant Agreement to foster regional development through transnational heritage policies and practices through cultural routes was signed on 20 December 2017 between the European Commission (DG REGIO), represented by Director Mrs. Lena ANDERSSON PENCH, and the...

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Cultural Routes programme at the VI St Petersburg International Cultural Forum

16-18 November 2017 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

On 16th November, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented during the VI St Petersburg International Cultural Forum, an exclusive debating stage, gathering thousands of experts in the field of culture from all over the world. The "Joint Meeting of Coordination Councils...

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Committee of the Member States of the EPA on Cultural Routes

26 October 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 26th October, the Committee of Members States of the EPA on Cultural Routes met in the premises of the Council of Europe (Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg), where they discussed and approved the 2016-17 programme of activities and the programme and budget 2018-19, subject to adoption later this...

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Stamp "30th anniversary of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe"

13 octobre 2017 Strasbourg, France

The first issue of a new postage stamp to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Cultural routes will be on sale at the Council of Europe Post Office (Strasbourg, France) on Friday 13 October from 10 am to 4 pm. It will be available online from Monday 16 October at www.laposte.fr/boutique The 30...

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Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the 30th anniversary of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (1987-2017)

27 September 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Declaration on the 30th anniversary of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (1987-2017) was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 27 September 2017 at the 1295th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies, reaffirming the ideals solemnly stated in the Declaration of Santiago de Compostela...

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San Marino, 30th member State of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

29 August 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 29 August 2017, Nicola Renzi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of San Marino, officially informed the Secretary General of the Council of Europe of San Marino’s accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes as of 27 September 2017, on the occasion of the 7th Cultural Routes Annual...

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