EICR Board of Directors held its Annual General Assembly in Luxembourg

4 February 2021 LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG

On 4 February 2021, the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) held its Annual General Assembly and Board meeting at the Cultural Centre of Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg. Mr. Christian BIEVER, EICR President; Ms. Barbara ZECHES, Vice-President and Councellor to...

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Serbia: The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the 5th EUSAIR-Forum

28-29 January 2021

On 28 and 29 January 2021, the 5th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) was jointly held by the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the European Commission. The focus of the 2021 edition was “Strengthening the resilience of the Adriatic and Ionian Region...

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Croatia: Closing conference of ArhKonTur project

20 JANUARY 2021 ZAGREB, CROATIA

On 20 January 2021, the Libertas International University in Zagreb organised the final conference of the project ArhKonTur – Archaeological Conceptual Tourism Guiding, which focusses on educating tourist guides specialized for archaeological sites in Croatia. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the...

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Georgia: Kutaisi will host the 10th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in 2021

18 DECEMBER 2020 TBILISI, GEORGIA

On December 18, 2020, during an online meeting, an agreement was signed to hold the tenth Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe 2021 in Kutaisi, Georgia. The online signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Levan Kharatishvili, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture...

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Moldova: Online Forum on the Route „ Stephen the Great” – a touristic and cultural cross-border route

17 DECEMBER 2020 MOLDOVA

On December 17th 2020, Moldova organized an online Forum dedicated to the promotion of the cross border cultural Route “Stephen the Great”, (Ruta “Voievodul Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt”). In 2019, the Republic of Moldova and Romania created their first cross-border route in the...

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Destination Napoleon: 2020 General Assembly online

26 NOVEMBER 2020

On 26 November 2020, the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities held its General Assembly, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the assembly was held as an online conference. Destination Napoleon has been awarded the certification “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” in 2015 and has been an...

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Prehistoric Rock Art Trails: 2020 General Assembly online

18 NOVEMBER 2020

On 18 November 2020 the International Association Prehistoric Rock Art Trails helheld its ordinary general assembly meeting through an online conference. The meeting was opened by Mr Fernando ISASI, Manager of the Prehistoric Rock Art Trails Association, Mr. Leoncio CARRASCAL, Chairperson of...

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Andean-European Dialogue on Cultural Routes

14 NOVEMBER 2020

As part of the strengthening of cooperation links between the countries of Latin America, the Andean-European Dialogue on Cultural Routes took place on Thursday 14 November. A distance meeting between the network of routes of the Inca Trail of QHÁPAQ ÑAN and the European Institute of Cultural...

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Phoenicians' Route: 2020: General Assembly online

12 NOVEMBER 2020

As part of the XI Euro-Mediterranean Inter-Cultural Dialogue “The Phoenicians’ Route”, the General Assembly meeting of the Phoenicians took place last week on 12 November online. The meeting counted the participation of Mr. Rachid Chamoun (President of the Phoenicians' Route), Mr. Antonio...

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Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP): Cultural Routes Programme presented at the 9th Plenary meeting

12 NOVEMBER 2020 Strasbourg, France

On 12 November 2020, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme was presented online at the 9th Plenary meeting of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) by Mr. Alfredas JOMANTAS, representative of the EPA Governing Board to the CDCPP. The presentation...

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Italy: “MEET Tourism Lucca – International Meeting of Cultural Routes and Destinations of Excellence in Lucca”

12-13 NOVEMBER 2020

The second edition of the International Conference Meet Tourism Lucca took place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November 2020. Initially foreseen to take place in Lucca (Italy) in April, the event was finally held in an online format due to the COVID emergency situation. The meeting was organized...

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European Route of Historic Gardens certified “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”

29 October 2020 Strasbourg, France

On 7-8 October, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) approved the certification of the European Route of Historic Gardens, bringing the programme to 40 certified Cultural Routes. The European Route of Historic Gardens brings...

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Via Romea Germanica certified “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”

29 October 2020 Strasbourg, France

On 7-8 October, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) approved the certification of the Via Romea Germanica, bringing the programme to 40 certified Cultural Routes. The Via Romea Germanica is an international pilgrimage route which...

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Romania: New Wooden Churches national cultural tourist route

27 OCTOBER 2020 Romania

On 27 October 2020 the Romanian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment launched a new Cultural Tourist Route. The route, which involves more than 160 places of worship across the country, focusses on Wooden Churches as symbols for Romania’s shared religious and cultural heritage....

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Germany - Live webinars: "Cultural Routes Dialogues: challenges and opportunities post Covid-19"

23 october 2020

The Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes and of the European Institute of Cultural Routes is pleased to present the first cycle of live webinars: “Cultural Routes Dialogues: challenges and opportunities post Covid-19”. The aim of this initiative is to examine the...

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Webinar “500th anniversary of the coronation of Charles V: dreams and nightmares of an Empire”

23 october 2020

The Cooperation Network of the European Routes of Emperor Charles V planned a cycle of web seminars to commemorate the fifth centenary of Charles V’s coronation in Aachen (Germany). The first of four seminars was held online last Friday 23 October. Mr. Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, President of the...

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European Youth Card Association (EYCA): presentation of the Letter of Intent on cooperation with the EPA and Eurail

23 October 2020

On Friday 23 October, the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) held its annual conference and General Assembly. The event, originally planned to take place in Amines (France), was turned into an online conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the...

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The Member States of the EPA hold their 2020 Governing Board meeting on-line

7-8 October 2020

On 7-8 October 2020, the Annual Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), which brought together the 34 Members States and the Observers of the EPA, met on-line. Among the topics discussed, the certificatio cycle 2019-2020 with...

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Germany: Third European Thermal Heritage Day in Baden-Baden

16 october 2020

On Friday 16 October 2020 the Third European Thermal Heritage Day was held under the theme “Thermal Architecture”. Organized by the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), network carrier of the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns, the event – initially foreseen to be held in...

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The Hansa: new project developing thematic routes

1 October 2020 Lübeck, Germany

On 1 October, 2020, the Interreg project HansaLink started its activities. The project aims at conceptualizing thematic routes based on Hanseatic trade links dating back to medieval times, thus improving the visibility of historic links. These routes will allow citizens and visitors alike to...

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