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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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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Steering group meeting of the EUSBSR Policy Area Culture

Discussion on new Cultural Routes in the Baltic Sea Region

30 JANUARY 2019 GDANSK, POLAND

The Steering Group of the Policy Area Culture of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region took place the 30 January 2019 in Gdansk, Poland. Constanze Metzger, Routes4U Senior Project Officer, presented the joint programme between the EU and the Council of Europe. One of the objective of Routes4U...

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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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