Online training seminar for cultural routes applying for the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" in the framework of the 2021-2022 certification cycle

17 june 2021

On June 17, the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) held an online training for networks interested in applying for the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" in the...

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Working meeting with representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Portugal

16 June 2021

On 16 June, the Secretariat took part in an online meeting with representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Portugal, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Portugal. The working meeting was opened by Mr. Bernardo ALABAÇA (Director General of Cultural Heritage at the...

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The Secretary General of the Council of Europe receives a delegation of the Via Francigena „Road to Rome 2021“ initiative

15 JUNE 2021

On 15 June, Representatives of the “Via Francigena“, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, were received by Ms. Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and the...

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The Council of Europe certifies 5 new Cultural Routes

20 MAY 2021 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

On 28-29 April, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) awarded the certification to five new “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”, bringing the programme to 45 certified Routes: Aeneas Route Alvar Aalto Route – 20th Century...

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The Council of Europe renews the certification of 3 Cultural Routes

20 MAY 2021 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

On 28-29 April, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) decided to renew the certification of 3 Cultural Routes undergoing regular evaluation in the framework of the 2020-2021 certification cycle: European Mozart Ways Certified...

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Election of the new Bureau of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA)

20 MAY 2021

During the 2021 Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), the members elected a new Chair and Vice-Chair as well as two new Bureau members. The EPA Governing Board elected Mr. Julien VUILLEUMIER, Representative of Switzerland, as Chair of...

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The University of Piraeus (Greece) joins the University Network on Cultural Routes Studies

May 2021

The Department of Tourism Studies at the University of Piraeus in Greece has just joined the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies. A General Framework Agreement for Collaboration between the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) and the University of Piraeus was signed by Mr....

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Mardin Artuklu University (Turkey) joins the University Network on Cultural Routes Studies

May 2021

The Faculty of Tourism at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey has just joined the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies. A General Framework Agreement for Collaboration between the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) and the University of Mardin Artuklu was signed by Mr. Stefano...

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The University of Angers (France) joins the University Network on Cultural Routes Studies

MAI 2021

The UFR ESTHUA Faculty of Tourism and Culture at the University of Angers in France has just joined the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies. A General Framework Agreement for Collaboration between the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) and the University of Angers was signed...

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Impressionisms Routes: New publication

30 APRIL 2021

A new version of the „signature-book“ „Impressionisms Routes“, published in spring 2021 within the framework of the „Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe“ and in partnership with the European Federation of Artists’ Colonies euroart, analyzes the Impressionist movement in 36 European countries...

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2020 Activity Report now available on-line

28 April 2021

The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Activity Report of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme. Revisit some of our last year’s key moments and institutional activities through the 2020 Activity...

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EPA Governing Board 2021 ahead

28-29 APRIL 2021 STRASBOURG, FRANCE & ONLINE

On 28-29 April 2021, the Annual Governing Board meeting of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), which brings together the representatives of the 35 Members States and Observers of the EPA, will take place online to discuss the renewal and award of the certification “Cultural...

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Certification Cycle 2021-2022 underway: applications now open

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, 12 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will undergo the process of regular evaluation: ATRIUM –...

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European Year of Rail: Online conference on sustainable travel in Europe

21 APRIL 2021

On 21 April, the European Network for Sustainable Travel with the support of Turismo de Portugal, the national tourism board, organized an international e-conference on “Promoting Sustainable and Social Travel in Europe” in the context of the European Year of Rail. 480 individual spectators as...

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Croatia: 15th virtual meeting of the EUSAIR Thematic Steering Group for Sustainable Tourism

20 April 2021

On 20 April, the 15th meeting of the EUSAIR Thematic Steering Group for Sustainable Tourism was held online to discuss various topics surrounding the recovery of the tourism sector in the Adriatic-Ionian region after COVID-19. The meeting was organised by the Ministries of Tourism of Croatia and...

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Ukraine joins the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

30 MARCH 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) is pleased to welcome Ukraine as a new member State. On 26 March, the Permanent Representation of Ukraine to the Council of Europe informed Mrs. Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, of...

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Route of Saint Olav Ways: Pilgrim conference 2021

18 March 2021

On 18 March 2021, the National Pilgrim’s Centre Norway held an online pilgrimage conference about current topics and developments in the field of cultural tourism and the challenges and opportunities of the new circumstances brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference was opened by the...

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Highlighting of the Cultural Routes in the German Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

15 MARCH 2021 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

In the framework of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the German representatives implemented several activities to further promote the Cultural Routes in Germany. One highlight of these activities is a roll-up exhibition presenting the 25 Cultural Routes...

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Meeting of the EPA Bureau: review of the 2020-2021 certification cycle

26 FEBRUARY 2021 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

From 24-26 February 2021, the Bureau of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) held its meeting at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg and online. Mrs Brigitta RINGBECK, Representative of the German Ministry of Foreign...

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European Routes of Jewish Heritage: Meeting with the Consul General of Morocco

15 FEBRUARY 2021

On 15 February 2020, Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) held an online meeting with Mr. Driss EL KAISSI, Consul General of Morocco; Mr. Giuseppe ZAFFUTO,...

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