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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30 years of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: Building dialogue and sustainable development through European values and heritage

7th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum

27-29 September 2017 Lucca, Italy

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Annual Advisory Forum 2017 "30 years of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: Building dialogue and sustainable development through European values and heritage", will take place in Lucca on 27-29 September. This year’s Advisory Forum will...

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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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Finland to become the 29th member State of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

06-07-2017 Strasbourg, France

On 6 July 2017, the Permanent Representation of Finland to the Council of Europe officially informed the Secretary General of the Council of Europe of Finland’s accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes as of 1 January 2018. During their EPA Observer status, the Ministry of...

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Minister of Culture of Norway celebrates Saint Olav Ways

At the invitation of Ms Hofstad Hellelandt, Minister of Culture of Norway, Mr. Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, joined her and a group of people from different backgrounds the 25th July...

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Conference "Sustainable Tourism Development in the Danube Region: New Perspectives"

29-30 June 2017 Belgrade, Serbia

The Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia (EPA member state since 2012) in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in the name of German Development Cooperation,...

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2017 Cultural Routes Training Academy

30 May - 1 June 2017 Alba Iulia, Romania

From 30 May to 1st June 2017, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Training Academy was hosted by the Municipality of Alba Iulia (Romania), in partnership with the National Museum of Unification and the 1 Decembrie 1918 University. Parallel workshops were held around the subject...

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Presentation of the Cultural Routes programme

Green Pilgrimage conference

16-17 May 2017 Canterbury, United Kingdom

On 16-17 May 2017 was held in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral (United Kingdom) the conference marking the start of the five-year Green Pilgrimage project funded by Interreg Europe, which aims to promote awareness and growth of environmentally friendly pilgrimage. Among the topics discussed...

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Presentation of the Cultural Routes programme

4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

6 May 2017 Baku, Azerbaijan

On 6 May 2017, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented during the plenary session “The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe as networks for intercultural dialogue” at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue “Advancing Intercultural Dialogue: New Avenues for...

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Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

27-28 April 2017 Luxembourg

On 27-28 April 2017, 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 in the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg. Among the topics discussed by the EPA Governing Board, the regular...

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The Route of Saint Olav Ways meeting in Luxembourg

5-6 April 2017 Luxembourg

On 5-6 April, the European Institute of Cultural Routes hosted the annual Steering committee of the Route of Saint Olav Ways made up of 9 representatives of Scandinavian pilgrim associations. The participants met Mr Dominioni and the staff of the EICR and discussed the oncoming projects and...

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Presentation at the 32nd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

28 March 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 28 March 2017, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe by Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the EPA on Cultural Routes. The presentation was followed by an interesting exchange of...

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European Route of Jewish Heritage - Annual meeting in Luxembourg

24-26 March 2017 Luxembourg

“European Day of Jewish Culture: 20 years promoting Jewish Heritage” was the theme of the European Route of Jewish Heritage European Coordinators meeting held at the Neumunster Abbey, in Luxembourg on 24-26 March 2017. Mr. François Moyse, President of the European Association for the Preservation...

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Poland, 28th Member State of the EPA on Cultural Routes

On 21 March 2017, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Heritage of Poland, Piotr Gliński, officially informed the Secretary General of the Council of Europe of Poland's accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes. Welcome to the EPA!

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ITB BERLIN 2017: Participation at UNWTO Silk Road Ministerial Meeting and Presentation of the Cultural Routes Programme

8-9 March 2017 Berlin, Germany

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe attended the Berlin International Tourism Fair on 8-9 March. On 8 March, Stefano Dominioni was invited to take part in the UNWTO Silk Road Ministerial Conference, opened by Secretary General Taleb Rifai. In the framework of the Memorandum of...

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Preparation of the 2017 Cultural Routes Advisory Forum (Lucca, Italy) and IV Forum “The Europe of municipalities: Via Francigena” (Monteriggioni, Italy)

27-28 January 2017 Italie

Several meetings were held on 27 January 2017. A preparatory meeting for the 2017 Cultural Routes Advisory Forum, to be held in Lucca, Italy, was followed by a meeting with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and representatives of the cultural and tourist service of the Tuscany Region. The 28...

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Participation of the Cultural Routes programme to the 1st France-Belarus working group on tourism

16 January 2017 Paris, France

The Cultural Routes programme of the Council of Europe was invited to present at the 1st France-Belarus working group on tourism which took place on 16th January in Paris. It was co-organised by the French and Belarusian Ministries of Foreign Affairs at the Quai d'Orsay in the presence of...

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A Europe rich in history, heritage and values: the Cultural Routes Advisory Forum 2016 in Vilnius

26-27 October 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

The 2016 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Advisory Forum (26-27 October, Vilnius, Lithuania) was co-organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on...

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Three new member States for the EPA on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

15 September 2016 

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) welcomed three new member States so for this year: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia recently acceded to EPA, which now comprises 27 member states. Poland and Finland requested Observer status during 2016 with a view to a possible...

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Council of Europe Cultural Routes Bloggers’ trip along the the Transromanica and the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route

25-30 August 2016

Crossing Routes – Blogging Europe was the 3rd edition of the bloggers’ trip project organised under the Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Commission for the promotion of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. An international group of five bloggers coming from...

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