The 10th edition of the Training Academy on Cultural Routes will take place in Périgueux-Montignac and Les Eyzies de Tayac in Dordogne, France, from 30 May to 2 June 2023, organised by the European Institute of Cultural Routes and the Prehistoric Rock Art Trails, certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2010, in cooperation with the Dordogne Périgord department, the Centre International de l'Art Pariétal of Lascaux, the Pôle d'Interprétation de la Préhistoire, and the Musée du Périgord d'art & d'archéologie.
The theme of the Training Academy 2023 will be "Looking to the Future: visibility, cooperation and sustainability in the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”.
The event will be held in English and French, with simultaneous interpretation available for the plenary sessions.
Participation is limited to representatives of the 48 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe only. A dedicated invitation containing the link to access the registration form will be sent to certified Cultural Routes presidents and managers. Each route can select up to 2 (two) representatives to attend the event.
Despite being an invitation-only event, the proceedings of the Training Academy will be disseminated on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe website following the event for all interested stakeholders.
Tuesday, May 30th (Capital of Dordogne Region)
18:00 - 20:30 Registration of the participants and get-together session
Wednesday, May 31st (Venue: headquarters of Conseil Départemental de La Dordogne)
08:30-09:00 Registration of participants
09:00-09:20. Institutional opening of the Training Academy
09:20-09:40 Opening Speech Germinal Peiro (Chairperson of PRAT-CARP CR and President of Dordogne). Visibility, Cooperation and Sustainability in Cultural Tourism: The experience of Dordogne Region.
09:40-10:00 Framing the topics Inger Harlevi -The Hansa Cultural Route-. Coordinator of Task Force of Cultural Routes.
10:00 Working session 1
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 Working session 2
17:30 – 19:00 Free time to visit the Historic centre
19:00 Visit to Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie du Périgord (MAAP)
20:00. Diner at the Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie du Périgord
Thursday, June 1st (Venue: CIAP Lascaux and Pôle d’Interprétation de La Préhistoire)
08:30 Transfer by BUS to Montignac / Les Eyzies de Tayac – Sireul
10:00 Working session 3
15:00 Visit to LASCAUX (World Heritage UNESCO)
18:45 Return to Périgueux
20:00 Dinner at La Peniche (boat on the L’Isle river)
Friday, June 2nd (Venue: headquarters of Conseil Départemental de La Dordogne)
08:30. Working session 4
13:30 Closure of the Training Academy
Headquarters of the Conseil Départemental de la Dordogne
2 r Paul Louis Courier
Pôle International de la Préhistoire
30 rue du Moulin
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
You can find more practical information on travel and accommodations here.