Portugal: The EPA Executive Secretary awards the “European Rock Art Heritage label” to the Côa Archaeological Park and Museum

14 MARCH 2019 VILA NOVA DE FOZ COA, PORTUGAL

In the framework of the International Rock Art Event held on 14th March at Côa Museum (Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal), the Côa Archaeological Park and Museum (Côa Park Foundation), received the quality label as rock art tourist destination from the “Prehistoric Rock Art Trails”, certified...

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Cultural Routes presented at the world‘s biggest tourism fair in Berlin

10 MARCH 2019 BERLIN, GERMANY

A stand dedicated to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing Germany was presented at ITB Berlin, the world's biggest tourism trade fair from 6 to 10 March. The initiative, aiming at promoting the 17 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe active in Germany, was supported by the...

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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: 2018 Activity Report

08 MARCH 2019 LUXEMBOURG

The EPA Secretariat has the great pleasure to announce the release of the 2018 Activity Report of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme, prepared in cooperation with the European Institute of Cultural Routes. 2018 has been an exceptional year for the Cultural Routes of the...

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The EPA Bureau meets in Luxembourg to discuss the 2018-2019 evaluation cycle

28 FEBRUARY - 1 MARCH 2019 LUXEMBOURG

On 28th February – 1st March 2019, the Bureau of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement held its meeting at the Cultural Centre of Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg. Members of the Bureau gathered to discuss the evaluation cycle 2018-2019 for the regular evaluation of 10 certified...

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New edition of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe brochure, 2019 update

25 FEBRUARY 2019 LUXEMBOURG

A new edition of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe brochure has been published, also available online for download in English and in French. The 2019 update includes the two new Cultural Routes certified in 2018, Impressionisms Routes and Via Charlemagne, as well as an updated list of...

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Sweden becomes Observer with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

15 FEBRUARY 2019 STRASBOURG

On 28 January 2019, the Ministry of Culture of Sweden requested Observer status with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA). Pursuant to article 2.3 of Committee of Ministers Resolution (2013)66 confirming the establishment of the EPA, the Governing Board...

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Ireland becomes Observer with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

31st JANUARY 2019 STRASBOURG

On 4 January 2019, the Ministry for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of Ireland requested Observer status with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. Pursuant to article 2.3 of Committee of Ministers Resolution (2013)66 confirming the establishment of the...

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe highlights the role of Cultural Routes in fostering local and regional economies

30 JANUARY 2019 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Culture and heritage have a useful role to play in regions and localities by supporting their economies, improving cooperation with their communities and inspiring better and more creative solutions to their daily problems, said in its latest adopted report the Committee on Culture, Science,...

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European External Action Service presents Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in South East Europe

29 JANUARY 2019

The European External Action Service (EEAS) is the European Union's diplomatic service. Its role is to carry out the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy, and to make sure the voice of the European Union and its people are heard in the world. A news has been posted on the EEAS website...

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‘The Hansa’ to host the 2019 Training Academy on Cultural Routes in Visby, Gotland (Sweden) on 4-7 June

4 - 7 JUNE 2019 VISBY, SWEDEN

Each year, a Training Academy for the Cultural Routes managers, partners and future applicants is organised in close collaboration with one of the certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The Training Academy aims to provide training on specific current issues in the field of cultural...

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The Holy See: Pope Francis underlines the role of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

7 JANUARY 2019 THE HOLY SEE

© Vatican News In his address to the members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis mentioned the role of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme: “Last March [the Holy See] adhered to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of...

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Romania to host the 2019 Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes in Sibiu (2-4 October 2019)

2-4 October 2019 Sibiu, Romania

Romania will be a key partner for the Cultural Routes programme in 2019, with the Annual Advisory Forum taking place in Sibiu between 2 and 4 October. Member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) since 2013, Romania is a very active member of the EPA...

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Deadline for application: 4 February 2019

Routes4U Grants | Deadline reminder

8 January 2019 Luxembourg

Cultural Routes networks certified by the Council of Europe have until the 4 February 2019 to apply to the Routes4U Grants. Project proposals shall produce an added value in the domain of Cultural Routes and EU macro-regional strategies, helping to enhance the common identity within the...

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Albania to become Observer with the Enlarged Partial Agreement in 2019

1 January 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 22 November 2018, the Minister of Culture of Albania, Mrs. KUMBARO FURXHI, requested Observer status with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. Pursuant to article 2.3 of Committee of Ministers Resolution (2013)66 confirming the establishment of the EPA,...

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OECD: International conference on Culture for Local Development

6-7 DECEMBER VENICE

Organised by the OECD in cooperation with the European Commission and UNESCO, the international conference “Unleashing the Transformative Power of Culture and Creativity for Local Development” was held on 6-7 December 2018 in Venice, Italy. The event was attended by the Italian Minister of...

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Luxembourg: European Institute on Cultural Routes hosts the “Heritage for Future” Conference

3-4 DECEMBER 2018 LUXEMBOURG

On 3-4 December 2018, the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) co-organised, in partnership with the Luxembourg Agency for Cultural Action and Creative Europe Desk Luxembourg, a conference entitled “Heritage For Future”. Opened by Mrs Snezana Samardic-Markovic, Director General of...

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Poland: Cultural Routes programme presented at the Baltic Sea State Forum

28-30 NOVEMBER 2018 GDANSK, POLAND

Organised by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the National Maritime Museum in Gdansk, the Baltic Sea State Forum “Cultural Heritage in Promotion and Development of the Baltic Sea Region” took place from 28 to 30 of November in Gdansk, Poland. The meeting identified...

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Holy See: Council of Europe, Conference on Cultural Routes as journeys of faith and encounter

27 NOVEMBER 2018 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Intended to highlight the recent accession of the Holy See to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the Council of Europe and the Council of Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) co-organised a conference...

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Luxembourg: meeting of the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes

22 NOVEMBER 2018 Luxembourg

On 22 November, the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) held its meeting in Luxembourg, at the Cultural Centre of Neumünster Abbey. Christian BIEVER, EICR President, as well as Representatives of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Enlarged...

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Russian Federation: Presentation of the Cultural Routes at the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

15 November 2018 Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented at the second International conference “Cultural Routes of the Slavic world on the map of Europe” held in Saint-Petersburg on 15 November 2018, within the framework of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum...

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