9th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (Sibiu, Romania)

2-4 OCTOBER 2019 SIBIU, ROMANIA

On 2-4 October 2019, the 9th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum took place in Sibiu, Romania. The event was organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism of Romania. The Forum was officially opened at...

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Certification Ceremony for 5 new Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (9th Annual Advisory Forum, Sibiu, Romania)

2 OCTOBER 2019 SIBIU, ROMANIA

On 2 October, the official Certification Ceremony for 5 new Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe took place during the 9th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum at the Astra Museum in Sibiu, Romania. The European Route of Industrial Heritage, Iron Curtain Trail, Le Corbusier Destinations:...

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2018 Awards for Cultural Tourism go to 4 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (9th Annual Advisory Forum, Sibiu, Romania)

2 OCTOBER 2019 SIBIU, ROMANIA

On 2 October, at the opening dinner of the 9th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum in Sibiu, Romania, 4 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe received the 2018 award for their “Best Practices in Cultural Tourism along the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”: ATRIUM, the Iter Vitis...

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Evaluation cycle 2019-2020: 8 “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” under regular 3-year evaluation; 3 cultural route networks applying for certification

10 OCTOBER 2019 LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are all subject of regular monitoring and three-year evaluation procedure through independent expert report and recommendations to assess conformity with Council of Europe Committee of Minister Resolution CM/Res(2013)67. This year, 8 certified Cultural...

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New Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe brochure and leaflet, 2020 edition

10 OCTOBER 2019 LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG

The new editions of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe brochure and leaflet have been published, also available online for download. The 2020 update includes the 5 new Cultural Routes certified in 2019 (European Route of Industrial Heritage, Iron Curtain Trail, Le Corbusier...

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Belarus: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the Conference “Conclusion, Observance and Interpretation of International Treaties”

20 SEPTEMBER 2019 MINSK, BELARUS

On 20 September, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme was presented at the Conference “Conclusion, Observance and Interpretation of International Treaties” in Minsk, Belarus. The event was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of...

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Romania to host the 9th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum in Sibiu, 2-4 October

2-4 OCTOBER 2019 SIBIU, ROMANIA

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Annual Advisory Forum 2019 “Cultural Routes for Cultural Tourism" will take place on 2-4 October in Sibiu (Romania). Organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) in cooperation with the Ministry of...

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Switzerland: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the Middle East Mediterranean Summer Summit Forum 2019

24 AUGUST 2019 LUGANO, SWITZERLAND

On Saturday 24 August, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme was presented at the Forum of the Middle East Mediterranean MEM Summer Summit 2019 which was organized in Lugano, Switzerland, by the Università della Svizzera Italiana. At the invitation of the organizers, Mr. Stefano...

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Switzerland: the Federal Office of Culture hosts a coordination meeting with national managers of the Cultural Routes

23 AUGUST 2019 BERN, SWITZERLAND

On Friday 23 August, a coordination meeting with the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing Switzerland took place at the Swiss Federal Office of Culture in Bern, Switzerland, Member State of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of...

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The European Union External Service (EEAS) promotes the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in China

17-24 AUGUST 2019 CHANGCHUN, CHINA

On Saturday 17 August, an exhibition showcasing the 38 Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe opened at Changchun Library, in Changchun (Jilin Province), People’s Republic of China. Titled “An Encounter on a Journey across Time and Space – Cultural Routes of Europe Exhibition”, the...

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Turkey: Coordination meeting with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

4 JULY 2019 Istanbul, Turkey

On 4 July, an Information-sharing meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey. Organized by the Culture Routes Society, the meeting brought together representatives from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, the Via Eurasia Management Committee, the Route of Aeneas working group and several...

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Luxembourg: Mondorf-les-Bains meets the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns

18 JULY 2019 Mondorf-les-Bains

On 18 July, representatives of the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) met the staff of the administration of Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxemburg) to present the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns Cultural Route. Mrs. Simone Zagrodnik, representative of EHTTA, Mr. Pierre Plumer,...

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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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