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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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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France: Committee and General Assembly of the Compostela Pilgrim Ways Agency

1 october 2020

On 1 October 2020, the Interregional Committee of the "Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France" UNESCO Property held an online conference to discuss the current state and future perspectives on World Heritage and the network of the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes, Cultural Route of the...

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Luxembourg: The European Institute of Cultural Routes holds its Board of Directors meeting

14 OCTOBER 2020 Luxembourg

On 14 October, the Board of Directors of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) met during a hybrid meeting at the Cultural Centre of Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg as well as via videoconference. Ambassador Christian BIEVER, EICR President and Director of consular affairs and of...

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Luxembourg: the European Institute of Cultural Routes contributes to 2020 European Heritage Days activities

25 September - 4 October Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Between 25 September and 4 October 2020, the European Heritage Days took place across 50 countries, inviting European citizens to explore numerous monuments, sites and cultural events to get a better understanding of their cultural heritage and the importance of preserving it. The European...

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Luxembourg: Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

17 September 2020 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The opening ceremony of the exhibition showcasing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing Luxembourg took place on 17 September 2020, with every respect for the sanitary protective measures related to COVID-19. Opening speeches were delivered by Mrs. Sam TANSON, Minister of Culture...

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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe at the CROSSDEV European project roundtable on sustainable tourism

2 October 2020

On 2 October, a roundtable to answer the question "Do we earn with sustainable tourism?” took place with the participation of exponents from the academic, institutional, profit and non-profit world. Through the lenses of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, the discussion...

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Croatia: Cycling Tourism and Cultural Routes - online workshop

2 October 2020

On 2 October 2020 the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) - Thematic Pillar 2 (Transport) and Thematic Pillar 4 (Tourism) hosted an online workshop under the headline “Cycling Tourism and Cultural Routes”. The Workshop was supported by EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)...

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Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico and Università di Torino, joins the University Network on Cultural Routes Studies

17 september 2020 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico and Università di Torino, has just joined the University Network for on Cultural Routes Studies. A General Framework Agreement for Collaboration between the University and the European Institute of...

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Certification Cycle 2020-2021 underway

September 2020 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The 2020-2021 Certification Cycle focuses on the regular evaluation of three certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and the evaluation of thirteen candidate networks applying for the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification. Certified Cultural Routes of the Council of...

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Austria: Kick-off conference of the “Transdanube.Travel.Stories” European project featuring five Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

22 September 2020 Vienna, Austria

On 22 September 2020, the new EU founded project “Transdanube.Travel.Stories” was presented during an online kick-off conference. The project, which started in July 2020, focuses on the implementation of new promotion concepts and sustainable mobility management tools to support sustainable...

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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: Publications 2020

September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The publication Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe 2020 presents all the routes from the oldest ones, including Santiago de Compostela, the Hansa or the Phoenician Route - to the most recent ones including the Iron Curtain Trail, the Liberation Route Europe or the Routes of Reformation....

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Switzerland: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe on the website of the Federal Office of Culture

18 september 2020 Bern, Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office of Culture has published a new section entirely dedicated to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe on its website. Specifically, these new web pages present the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing Switzerland, and collect other resources on the...

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Luxembourg : Exhibition on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

17 September - 17 November 2020 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Between 17 September and 17 November 2020, an exhibition on "The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Luxembourg" will take place at Hall du Funiculaire, Middle Station, Pfaffenthal (Luxembourg). The exhibition is organised by the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), with the...

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