On 13 and 14 October, the ‘Slow or Eco-Designed Cultural Tourism’ conference was held as part of the official program of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, regarding the Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe crossing Hungary. It was organised by the Hungarian Open-Air Museum. The aim of the conference was to introduce new possibilities and to promote slow and eco-designed cultural tourism by presenting good practices.
Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, presented the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme as well as the added values of the certification as Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. The conference also featured other speakers from certified Cultural Routes, such as the Iron Age Danube Route, the Via Habsburg, the European Route of Ceramics, the Route of Saint Martin of Tours, the European Route of Jewish Heritage, the ATRIUM Route, and the Iter Vitis Route.
Hungary is a member State of the EPA since 2013 and is currently crossed by 11 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: Saint Martin of Tours Route, European Route of Historic Thermal Towns, Reseau Art Nouveau Network, Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route, Impressionisms Routes, European Route of Industrial Heritage, Iron Curtail Trail, Routes of Reformation, European Route of Historic Gardens, Cyril and Methodius Route and Iron Age Danube Route.