Austria : Deputy Permanent Representative visits the EPA Headquarters in Luxembourg

28 JUNE 2019 LUXEMBOURG

On Friday 28 June, Mr. Alexander WOJDA, Consul General of Austria and Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe paid a working visit to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA). Mr Wojda met with Mr Stefano Dominioni, EPA Executive Secretary...

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Certification cycle 2019-2020 underway: 8 certified Cultural Routes under regular evaluation; new cultural routes applications now open

JUNE-SEPTEMBER 2019

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are subject to regular monitoring and three-year evaluation procedure through independent expert reports and recommendations. This year, 8 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe undergo the process of regular evaluation: Santiago de...

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France: Exhibition on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (June 17th-July 17th 2019)

17 JUNE - 17 JULY 2019 PARIS, FRANCE

On June 17 took place the inauguration of an exhibition on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe at the Ministry of Culture of France in the presence of Mrs Catherine Lalumière, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, representatives of the Ministry of Culture, other French...

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UNESCO: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe present at International Conference on 'Culture 2030 | Rural-Urban Development: The Future of Historic Villages and Towns' in China

10-12 JUNE 2019 MEISHAN, CHINA

From 10 to 12 June, the International Conference “Culture 2030 | Rural-Urban Development: The Future of Historic Villages and Towns” was held in Meishan, Republic of China. The conference programme reflected the shared objective of UNESCO and the People’s Republic of China to promote the role of...

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The Hansa hosted the Training academy 2019 in Visby, Sweden

4-7 JUNE 2019 VISBY, SWEDEN

From 4 to 7 June 2019 the Cultural Routes Training Academy has held in Visby, Sweden. Inger Harlevi, manager of The Hansa, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe organised the event in collaboration with European Institute of Cultural Routes. During 4 days the participants attended information...

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The EPA attends the 64th meeting of the UNWTO Committee for Europe

27-30 May 2019 Zagreb, Croatia

The sixty-fourth meeting of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Europe (CEU) was held from 27 to 30 May 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia, and has brought together representatives from more than 40 countries who were welcomed by the Secretary-General of the UNWTO, Mr Zurab Pololikashvili...

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Latvia joins the EPA

10 MAY 2019 STRASBOURG

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe is pleased to welcome Latvia as a new member State. On 10 May, Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia informed Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe of the...

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Georgia: Kutaisi announced as the 2021 Annual Advisory Forum host city

28 MAY 2019 TBILISI

On 28 May, the meeting “Cultural-routes-Georgia, Europe” was held at the Georgian National Museum, in Tbilisi. The President of Georgia, Mrs Salomé Zourabichvili, and other governmental officials attended the meeting at which Kutaisi was announced as the host city for the Annual Advisory Forum...

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Georgian Airways Magazine promotes the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

MAY 2019 GEORGIA

The May 2019 edition of Georgian Airways in-fligth Magazine dedicated an article to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme. The article, entitled ‘Cultural Routes of Georgia’ highlights the role of Cultural Routes to discover the rich and diverse heritage of Europe as well as the...

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Finland: extension of the certified Cultural Route St. Olav Ways

24 MAY 2019 TURKU, FINLAND

The newest addition to the Cultural Route of St. Olav Ways (certified in 2010) opened in Finland on the 24th of May at Turku Cathedral. As a part of St. Olav Ways, St. Olav Waterway is Finland’s third Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, along with the Hansa and the Viking Routes. 150...

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His Majesty the King of Spain awards the Charles V European Prize to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme

09 MAY 2019 YUSTE, SPAIN

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation delivered today, on the occasion of Europe Day, the "Carlos V European Award" to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme. His Majesty the King of Spain presented the prize to the Council of Europe´s Secretary General...

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Georgia: the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the Forum “Connecting cultures-shaping a creative future for Georgia and Europe”

6 AND 7 MAY 2019 TBILISI

On 6 and 7 May, the Forum “Connecting Cultures-Shaping a Creative Future for Georgia and Europe” was held in Tbilisi, Georgia. Under the auspices of the Georgian Government, the Forum was an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia. The President, Mrs....

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The Council of Europe certifies 5 new Cultural Routes

30 APRIL 2019 Strasbourg

On 10-11 April, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) approved the certification of five new “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”, bringing the programme to 38 certified routes: Liberation Route Europe European Route of...

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Internship opportunities with the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme in Luxembourg

3 MAY 2019 Luxembourg

You have until the 16 June 2019 to apply and have the opportunity to join our international team at the headquarters of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme in Luxembourg! Internship period: 09/09/2019 to 31/01/2020 Duration: minimum 8 weeks, maximum 5 months Location:...

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Air France Magazine promotes the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

APRIL 2019 FRANCE

The April 2019 edition of Air France Magazine dedicated a page to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme. The article, entitled ‘Journeys through time and space’ highlights the role of Cultural Routes to discover the rich and diverse heritage of Europe as well as the contribution...

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EPA Governing Board 2019

10-11 APRIL 2019 LUXEMBOURG

On 10-11 April 2019, the Annual Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), which brought together the 32 Members States and Observers of the EPA, met at the Neumünster Abbey, in Luxembourg. Among the topics discussed, the evaluation cycle 2018-2019 (audition of...

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Italy: Consultation on Cultural Routes in the Alpine Region (Routes4U, EUSALP)

2-3 APRIL 2019 BARD, ITALY

The first Routes4U meeting for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) was held on 2 and 3 April 2019 in Bard, Italy. The meeting was the occasion to discuss new Cultural Routes to be developed with a view to promoting and protecting the rich heritage of the Alpine Region as well as strengthening...

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Press release: The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe awarded the Carlos V European Award

28 MARCH 2019 YUSTE, SPAIN

European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation press release, available online here: The Cultural Itineraries of the Council of Europe, granted the XIII Carlos V European Award "The award ceremony will be held on 9 May, Europe Day, at the Royal Monastery of Yuste with the attendance of...

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Finland: Consultation on Cultural Routes in the Baltic Sea Region (Routes4U, EUSBSR)

26-27 MARCH 2019 HELSINKI, FINLAND

The Consultation on Cultural Routes in the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) took place from 26-27 March in Helsinki, Finland. The event was organized in the framework of Routes4U, our joint programme with the European Commission – DG REGIO, which aims at fostering regional development in the four EU...

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France: certification ceremony along the « Impressionisms Routes »

19 MARCH 2019 PARIS, FRANCE

From left to right: Françoise INGHELAERE, City councillor of Argenteuil in charge of Culture, Pierre BEDOUELLE, President of the Impressionisms Routes, Georges LUCENET, Manager of the Impressionisms Routes, and Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural...

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