Spain: Conference on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Laredo

14 december 2021

On 14 Decmeber, a conference on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe was held in Laredo (Region of Cantabria, North Spain). The region is very active in the field of Cultural Routes, being involved in five certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim...

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First Cultural Routes Academic Workshop

9 December 2021

On 9 December 2021, the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) hosted the 1st Cultural Routes Academic Workshop online. Organized by the EICR in cooperation with the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies, the Academic Workshop addressed Cultural Routes in relation to digital...

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Phoenicians’ Route: 1st Euro-Mediterranean-American Forum on Cultural Routes and Social Tourism

14 december 2021

On 13 and 14 December, the 1st “Euro-Mediterranean-American Forum on Cultural Routes and Social Tourism” was held in Pontevedra (Spain). It was organised by the Phoenicians Route and the International Social Tourism Organisation, with collaboration from the Organisation of Ibero-American States...

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Italian Presidency: Official opening of the Exhibition "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Italy: a European heritage" in Strasbourg

24 november 2021 Strasbourg, France

On 24 November, the exhibition "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Italy: a European heritage" was unveiled in Strasbourg in the Foyer of the Committee of Ministers of the Palais de l'Europe. The exhibition is part of the programme of events accompanying the Italian Presidency of the...

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UNWTO and Council of Europe to Promote Cultural Routes

23 november 2021 Strasbourg, France

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to develop the opportunities tourism offers to local communities and to enhance the tourist experience along the European region’s Cultural Routes. The joint actions will be aimed at recognising the...

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Alvar Aalto Route: Celebrating the certification as “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”

17 November

On 17 November, the “Alvar Aalto Route – 20th Century Architecture and Design” network gathered in Jyväskylä, Finland and celebrated the certification as “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”, that was awarded in April 2021 at the meeting of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial...

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) joins the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies

17 november 2021

Nottingham Trent University 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 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was signed by Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary...

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European Institute of Cultural Routes: Call for applications for internships

4 november 2021

In the framework of its pan-European activities, the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), technical agency of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme, welcomes trainees throughout the year. The official call for 2022 internships is now open. An internship at the EICR...

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Cultural Routes Certification Cycle 2021-2022 underway

4 november 2021

The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme has been working on the coordination of the 2021-2022 Certification Cycle since the first trimester of the year. The current cycle focuses on the regular evaluation of twelve certified Cultural Routes of the Council of...

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Phoenician’s Route: General Assembly 2021

29 october 2021

As part of the 2021 Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on the Phoenician’s Route, a General Assembly took place on the 29 October. The meeting counted the participation of Ms. Elena TANOU (President of the Phoenicians' Route), Mr. Antonio BARONE (Director of the Phoenicians' Route), Mr. Stefano...

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Cyril and Methodius Route : International Conference “The Path of Cyril and Methodius – Spatial and Cultural-Historical Dimensions”

27 october 2021

From 27-29 October, an international conference “The Path of Cyril and Methodius – Spatial and Cultural-Historical Dimensions” was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was organized by the Cyrillo-Methodian Research Center at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), member of the Cyril and Methodius Route...

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10th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes: Kutaisi Declaration now on-line

26 october 2021

Following the Annual Advisory Forum on “Resilient and Sustainable Cultural Routes”, which took place in Kutaisi, Georgia and online, on 29 September-1 October 2021, the “Declaration of the 10th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” declares, that sustainability...

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Joint report on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Ibero-America available online

26 october 2021

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme is pleased to announce the publication of a Report on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Ibero-America, prepared by the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) in cooperation with the...

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Ambassador Jean Claude Kugener elected President of the European Institute of Cultural Routes

22 October 2021

The European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) is pleased to announce the election of Ambassador Jean Claude Kugener as its new President. Ambassador Kugener is a career diplomat who has served Luxembourg in India, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation and Germany. He has recently been...

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European Route of Historic Thermal Towns: 4th European Thermal Heritage Day

21 october 2021

On 21 October, EHTTA's 4th European Thermal Heritage Day, hosted by the Hessian State Capital of Wiesbaden, took place as a hybrid event online from the Christian Zais Saal, Kurhaus Wiesbaden. The first of a series of annual events on the "Therapeutic Landscape", the European Thermal Heritage Day...

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Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes: Visit to the French National Agency

18 october 2021

On 18 and 19 October, Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, EPA Executive Secretary and EICR Director, visited the Santiago de Compostela French National Agency in Toulouse (ACIR). He met with the President of ACIR, Mr. John PALACIN and with his Director, Mr. Nils BRUNET. It was a meeting of German and French...

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Black Sea Universities Network: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme presented at the 2021 Congress

15 october 2021

On 13-15 October, the Black Sea Universities Network Congress of 2021 (BSUN Congress) was held with the theme of ‘Role of Universities in Solving Complex Challenges’. The conference took place in Yerevan, Armenia, and was directed by Professor Vahram Ter Matevosyan, of the American University of...

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Hungarian Chairmanship: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme presented at a conference on slow cultural tourism

14 october 2021

On 13 and 14 October, the ‘Slow or Eco-Designed Cultural Tourism’ conference was held as part of the official program of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, regarding the Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe crossing Hungary. It was organised...

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Greece: Signature of the Organisation Agreement for the 2022 Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Chania (Crete)

14 october 2021

On October 14, an Organisation Agreement to hold the 11th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe 2022 in Chania (Crete), Greece was signed. The Minister of Culture of Greece, Ms. Lina MENDONI; the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms. Sofia ZACHARAKI, and the President of...

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EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR): Workshop on the ‘Promotion of Sustainable socio-cultural tourism via cultural routes and cycling routes’

12 october 2021

On 12 October, a workshop on the ‘Promotion of Sustainable socio-cultural tourism via cultural routes and cycling routes’ was held online as part of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region: Priority Area 3 “Culture, Tourism and People to People Contacts”. The workshop provided room for sharing...

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