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Georgia: Official Launching of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme

27 February 2018
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Georgia: Official Launching of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme
On 27 February, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was officially launched during a Ceremony at the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia. In his opening speech, Mikheil Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Sport of Georgia, introduced the national strategy of Georgia for the development of cultural routes as a vector for the promotion and protection of cultural heritage and sustainable development.  Levan Kharatishvili, Deputy Minister, presented the activities implemented by the Ministry and future plans, including the extension of new cultural routes in Georgia. The event included the presentation by local representatives members of four Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Georgia: Representatives of the European Route of Jewish Heritage, Israeli House in Georgia, the European Route of Historical Thermal Towns, Governor’s Administration in Imereti Region, Prehistoric Rock Art Trails, National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, and Iter Vitis Route  Wine Tourism Association.  The event was attended by Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, and Christian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia. For more information: http://culturalroutes.gov.ge/Home.aspx