Application for certification
(2016-2017 cycle)


Each year, the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) awards the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" to cultural route network applicants fulfilling the criteria set out in Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Resolution CM/Res(2013)67.


4 candidates networks to the "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" certification were subject to evaluation in the 2016-2017 Certification Cycle:

Responsible Network: TheChocolateWay – Cultural Ethical Network of Artisanal Heritage Sites
Headquarters: Via Cacciatori delle Alpi, 42, IT-06121 Perugia (ITALY)

The Chocolate Way aims at discover the historic sites of production and to involve the younger generation to know, through chocolate, the European history.

Countries involved in the Network: Belgium, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom.

Responsible Network: “Eau & Lumière” Association
Headquarters: 41 boulevard Vital Bouhot, FR-92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine (FRANCE)

The Impressionisms Routes in Europe aim to create a network of sites that have inspired the European impressionists and “plein air” painters from the mid-19th century until the mid-20th century.

The Route brings together the places where they lived, the places where they established artists’ colonies and the towns which today display their work in their museums or cultural venues.

Impressionisms Routes gathers twelve European painter’s routes from France (Boudin, Guillaumin, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley) Germany (Bunke), Italy (the “Macchiaioli”), Netherlands (Toorop), Slovenia (Grohar), and Spain (Llorens Diaz).

Countries involved in the Network: France, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Netherlands.

Responsible Network: "Lobgobardia" Association
Headquarters: Via del Brolo 20, IT-25136 Brescia  (ITALY)

The Cultural Route “Longobard Ways Across Europe” proposes an integrated plan for cultural tourism involving 9 European countries in which - between the 1st century BC and 1076 - the history and civilization of the Longobards developed, a people that modern historiography credit with having given life to a prime root of European Culture, which was then developed by the Carolingians.

Countries involved in the Network: Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria.

Responsible Network: Via Charlemagne - European Route of Legends
Headquarters: 122 bis rue du Barbâtre, FR-51100 Reims (FRANCE)

The Via Charlemagne aims to discover the historic sites linked to Charlemagne and the rich heritage of legends and traditions related to this European character.

Countries involved in the Network: Belgium, Italy, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg.