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Application for certification
(2020-2021 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.


The necessary instructions and documents related to the application can be downloaded here.


The submission of the complete application must be complemented by additional required documentation as stated in the certification form:

1. Certification form completed (Document 1);
2. Self-assessment grid completed (Document 2);
3. Declaration of Honour completed and signed (Document 3);
4. Up to date legal statutes of the network;

5. Up to date list of members of the network;
6. Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly meeting reports of the past three-years (if applicable);
7. Budget documents of the network (Current operational budget, 3-year Budget forecast; Extra-budgetary funding received for the implementation of specific activities, i.e Grants from EC LEADER programme, INTERREG, etc.);
8. 3-year Programme of activities forecast.


According to the Rules of Procedure of the EPA Governing Board, only complete applications will be considered.


Please note the new deadline for submitting all documentation as per decision by the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The Rules of Procedure also establish that “an application which has been denied certification by the Governing Board may be submitted again no earlier than 12 months following the date of the decision”.


The complete application as well as a printed hardcopy of all documentation should be submitted by post in English or in French, by 31st JULY 2020 at the latest to the following postal address:

Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA)
c/o European Institute of Cultural Routes
Attn: Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI
Abbaye de Neumünster, 28 rue Münster
L-2160 Luxembourg

and a digital copy of the complete application file submitted electronically via a dedicated Council of Europe website (https://mycloud.coe.int/). The instructions on how to upload the completed application and related documents to the platform will be sent in due course.


Should your cultural route network be interested in applying for the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification (cycle 2020-2021), we kindly ask you to inform us by email at the following address: culturalroutes[at]coe.int.


Prior submission of your application, we strongly encourage your network to attend the Training for candidate routes applying for the “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” certification - Certification Cycle 2020-2021 to be held on 8-12 June 2020 in Luxembourg. More information about this training seminar is available here.

Should you not be able to attend the seminar, we kindly ask you to contact us in order to schedule a visit to Luxembourg to assess the completeness of your dossier before the deadline.


For any questions or further information, please contact: culturalroutes[at]coe.int.

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