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Italy: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at Villa Vigoni

9-11 September 2018 Villa Vigoni, Italy

On the occasion of the international event “Vigoni for Europe: Cultural Heritage and International Cultural Relations" on 9-11 September 2018, Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, was...

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First Routes4U meeting for the Baltic Sea Region

6-7 September 2018 Oslo, Norway

On 6 and 7 September, the first Routes4U meeting for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) took place in Oslo, Norway. More than 50 participants from national and regional institution belonging to EUSBSR, as well as representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing the EU...

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"Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe connecting cultural values, heritage sites and citizens: strategies and synergies in a global perspective"

8th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum

26-28 September 2018 Görlitz, Germany

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Annual Advisory Forum 2018, "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe connecting cultural values, heritage sites and citizens: strategies and synergies in a global perspective", will take place on 26-28 September in Görlitz (Germany). Organised by the...

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Certification ceremony of Via Charlemagne

04 July 2018 Strasbourg, France

The certification ceremony of Via Charlemagne Cultural Route took place on the 4th July in the headquarters of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The certificate awarding the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification was handed over on behalf of the Deputy Secretary General of...

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Spain: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the XI International Jacobean Lessons

17 July 2018 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

On the 17th July the XI Edition of the Jacobean International Lessons took place at the Santiago de Compostela University, in Spain. This year, the main topic of the Summer Course was “El Camino de Santiago in the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage” and it was aimed at commemorating the 25th...

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Call for Independent Experts (2018-2021): Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe certification and regular evaluation cycles

July 2018

Pursuant Resolution CM/Res(2013)67, the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) shall update every three years its list of eligible independent experts who may be asked to provide opinions on the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council...

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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the Parliamentary Assembly meeting

25 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

On Monday 25 June, the meeting of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media; Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was held in Strasbourg, chaired by Ms. Nino Goguadze (Georgia). Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary...

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Presentation at the Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

18 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 18th June, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented by Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the EPA on Cultural Routes, at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Chamber of the Regions, chaired by Gunn Marit-Helgesen (Norway)....

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Italy: First international European Silk Route meeting

7 June 2018 Venice, Italy

On 7th June 2018, was held the first international meeting of the European Silk Route project in Venice, Italy. The meeting was attended by Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mrs Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Director of the Council of Europe Venice...

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20th Anniversary of the European Institute of Cultural Routes

Visit of the 47 Ambassadors of the Council of Europe and Observers in Luxembourg

31 May - 1 June 2018 Luxembourg

The European Institute of Cultural Routes, technical agency of the Programme "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe", celebrated its 20th anniversary on 31st May and 1st June 2018. Launched by the Council of Europe in 1987, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe demonstrate, through the...

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France: Minister in charge of European Affairs chairs citizen consultation on culture

24 May 2018 Nancy, France

On Thursday 24th May, in the Grand Salon of the Town Hall of Nancy, was held a citizen consultation entitled "Rethinking heritage and citizen engagement: the example of cultural routes of the Council of Europe". At the invitation of the Mayor of Nancy, Mr. Laurent Hénart, Mrs. Nathalie Loiseau,...

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France: General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena

18 - 19 May 2018 Champlitte, France

On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May, a Conference and a General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena (AEVF) was held in Champlitte, France. It was the first time in the history of the AEVF that their General Assembly was held in France. A conference preceding the General...

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Two new Cultural Routes certified

16 May 2018 Luxembourg

On 18-19th April 2018, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), certified two new “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” bringing the programme to 33 certified routes. The Impressionisms Routes, organised in painters’ routes, aim...

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Croatia: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the 4th Congress of Rural Tourism

9 May 2018 Brac, Croatia

On 9th May and at the invitation of Mr. Frano MATUSIC, Secretary of State for Tourism of Croatia, and Mrs. Dijana KATICA, President of the Organisation Committee in the framework of the Congress, Stefano DOMINIONI presented the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme to 300 Congress...

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Germany: Iron Curtain Trail meeting

3 - 5 May 2018 Berlin, Germany

Between 3-5 May 2018, the EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail Conference was held in Berlin, Germany, in presence of Michael Cramer (MEP), Marianne Birthler (former German Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records), and Adam Bodor (European Cycle Federation). At the invitation of the conference...

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Finland: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe launching event

24 April 2018 Jyväskylä, Finland

On 24th April, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme was officially presented at the occasion of the Seminar on “Cultural routes network – Cultural routes as international content for tourism” in Jyväskylä, Finland. Marianne Berger-Marjanovic, newly elected Chair of the Enlarged...

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EPA Governing Board 2018

18-19 April 2018 Luxembourg

On 18-19 April 2018, the Annual Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), which brings together the Members States and Observers of the EPA, met at the Neumünster Abbey, in Luxembourg. Among the topics discussed, the evaluation cycle 2017-18 (audition of...

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Ukraine: the Minister for Culture welcomes a conference on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

12 April 2018 Kharkiv, Ukraine

On 12th April 2018, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented at the occasion of the International Seminar “Cultural Heritage as Resource for Development: Opportunities within European Programs” in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The event was held in presence of the Minister of...

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The Holy See joins the EPA

9 April 2018 Strasbourg, France

On Wednesday 21st March 2018, the Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, informed Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe of the Holy See’s accession to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, registered as of the 21st...

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Romania: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe promoted by the Ministry of Tourism

12-16 March 2018 Bacău, Sucevița and Baia Mare, Romania

Romania, through its Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture and National Identity, is a member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe since 2013, quality which enables an active involvement on international level regarding cultural tourism and...

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