The EPA Bureau meets in Luxembourg to discuss the 2023-2024 Certification Cycle

28-29 February 2024 Luxembourg

The Bureau of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) held its annual meeting on 28-29 February 2024 in Luxembourg. The meeting was opened by Mrs. Urszula ŚLĄZAK, Chair of the EPA Governing Board, and by Ambassador Jean-Claude...

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UNESCO Chair: International Conference in Oman discusses the potential for Cultural Routes in the Arab region

24-27 February 2024

Saturday, 24 February 2024, marked the official opening of the international conference, “Opportunities for Heritage”, taking place at the German University of Technology in Oman, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Salim Al Mahrouqi, Minister...

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2024 Competitive Grant Award “European Heritage Days Stories” - Routes, Networks and Connections

8 February 2024 Luxembourg & Strasbourg

On 8 February, the Council of Europe Secretariats of the European Heritage Days and of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes organised an online information meeting with the Representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in order to present the Call for European...

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Visits of the Irish and Turkish Ambassadors to Luxembourg to the EPA and EICR Secretariats

30 JANUARY 2024 LUXEMBOURG

On Tuesday 30 January, the Irish Ambassador to Luxembourg, Ms Jean McDonald, and the Türkiye Ambassador to Luxembourg, Mr Engin Yürür, both made an introductory visit to the Secretariats of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and the European Institute...

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Finland : Alvar Aalto Route presented at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2024

18-21 January 2024 Helsinki

The Alvar Aalto Route 20th Century Architecture and Design, certified as Cultural Route of the Council of Europe in 2021 took part in the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2024 Helsinki, the largest travel industry event in Northern Europe, thanks to the support of the Finnish Heritage Agency. The stand...

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Netherlands becomes Observer with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

1 JANUARY 2024

Starting on 1 January 2024, Netherlands has been granted Observer status with the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA). On 6 October 2023, Ms Susan Lammers, General Director at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science requested the status with the...

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Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year 2024

1 JANUARY 2024 LUXEMBOURG

The Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and of the European Institute of Cultural Routes would like to wish you the very best for the Holiday Season. We look forward to pursuing our work together on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe...

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Finland organises a Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Forum in Jyväskylä and includes the Cultural Routes Programme in the Roadmap for the National Development for Cultural Tourism 14-15 December 2023

14-15 December 2023 Jyväskylä, Finland

On 14-15 December 2023, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland and Finnish Heritage Agency organised a Cultural Routes Forum in Jyväskylä. The Forum was held at the new Aalto 2 Museum Centre. It brought together some 15 representatives of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing...

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France: publication of a series of articles on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

13 DECEMBER 2023 FRANCE

As part of an agreement with ATOUT France, France's tourism development agency, the French Ministry of Culture has shared a series of themed articles on the Cultural Routes passing through France to promote the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme. Chilowé, an online travel agency,...

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2024 Annual Advisory Forum: Preparatory visit to Visegrád and Budapest, Hungary

12-14 DECEMBER 2023 VISEGRAD AND BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

From 12 to 14 December, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme visited Visegrád and Budapest, Hungary, to prepare the 13th Annual Advisory Forum on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which will be held in Visegrád and Budapest from 25 to 27 September...

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Second Cultural Routes Academic Workshop

7 December 2023 LUXEMBOURG

The European Institute of Cultural Routes, in cooperation with the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies, held the second edition of the Cultural Routes Academic Workshop on Thursday 7th December 2023 (online). Organized by the EICR in cooperation with the University Network for Cultural...

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The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme attends the European Heritage Days Assembly in Strasbourg

28-29 November 2023 STRASBOURG

On 28-29 November, the European Heritage Days (EHD) Assembly took place at the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg, bringing together the national coordinators of the European Heritage Days programme. The European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the...

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Spain : « European Heritage Projects, using European Heritage as a resource for interculturality”

23 NOVEMBER 2023 ALICANTE, SPAIN

The programme of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and the Faro Convention were presented on 23rd November at a meeting held in Alicante organized by the Ministry of Culture of Spain on the topic “European Heritage Projects, using European Heritage as a resource for interculturality”...

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Hungary : National Coordination meeting of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

20 November 2023 HUNGARY

On 20th November 2023, the Directorate of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Hungarian Open Air Museum, state institution coordinating the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme in Hungary since 2019, organised a national coordination meeting for the representatives of Cultural...

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12th plenary session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP)

17 November 2023 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) held its 12th plenary session in Strasbourg on 15-17 November 2023. Members of the Committee discussed, inter alia, the follow-ups to the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture (Strasbourg, 1 April 2022) and the 4th...

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UNWTO : International conference on accessible tourism for all

16-17 November 2023 San Marino

The second UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism took place in San Marino on 16 and 17 November 2023. The Government of San Marino, through its Ministry of Tourism, collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism of Italy to organise the event, in partnership with AccessibleEU, a key initiative under...

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The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme attends a conference in the European Parliament, Brussels

15 NOVEMBER 2023 BRUSSELS

On 15 November, the Intergroup of the European Parliament “European Cultural Heritage, Ways of Saint-James and other European Cultural Routes” organised a symposium on the theme “Preserving and transmitting Europe’s cultural heritage: common challenges for a threatened legacy” in Brussels. The...

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3rd Meeting of the Inter-institutional Cooperation Programme on Cultural Routes and Itineraries

8 November 2023 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The OEI, within the framework of the collaboration established with the European Institute of Cultural Routes and the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, held the third Inter-institutional Meeting of the Euro-Ibero-American Cultural Routes and Itineraries Cooperation...

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Council of Europe: the EPA Statutory Committee adopts the Programme and budget 2024-2025

6 November 2023 STRASBOURG

On 6 November, the Statutory Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) composed of the 40 Permanent Representatives of the member States to the Council of Europe met in the premises of the Council of Europe (Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg) to discuss and adopt the draft...

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Cultural Routes : 2023-2024 Certification Cycle underway

Autumn 2023 LUXEMBOURG

Applications for certification as well as regular and exceptional evaluation files were received by the Secretariat by 31st July 2023 (deadline established as per decision of the EPA Governing Board). The current cycle focuses on the regular evaluation of nine certified Cultural Routes of the...

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