The Council of Europe certifies two new Cultural Routes

June 2024 Luxembourg

The Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) awarded "Council of Europe Cultural Route" certification to the "Leonardo da Vinci Route" and the "European Route of Historical Pharmacies" at its 2024 meeting (21-22 May, Luxembourg),...

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Results of the 2023-2024 certification cycle: 7 routes recertified, 1 route decertified and 2 routes under exceptional evaluation

June 2024 LUXEMBOURG

At the annual meeting of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), which was held on 21-22 May 2024 in Luxembourg, 9 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe were under regular evaluation in the framework of the 2023-2024...

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Lithuania: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Training Seminar for national stakeholders in Vilnius.

19 - 20 JUNE VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

Held on 19-20 June in Vilnius, Lithuania, in the framework of the Lithuanian presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the seminar was organised by the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, in cooperation with the...

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11th Training Academy on Cultural Routes held along the "Via Francigena" in Brindisi, Italy

4-7 JUNE BRINDISI, ITALY

The 11th edition of the Training Academy on Cultural Routes took place in Brindisi (Italy) in the heart of the Apulia region from 4th to 7th June. This event was organised by the European Institute of the Cultural Routes (EICR) and the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF),...

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OEI: Congress on Cultural Routes and Itineraries for Territorial Development held in Caceres, Spain

28 - 29 MAY 2024 CACERES, SPAIN

The International Congress 'Cultural Routes and Itineraries for the development of territories', was held on May 28th and 29th at the San Francisco cultural complex in Caceres, organised by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, the Organization of Ibero-American States for...

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Finland : 16 sites join the European Route of Industrial Heritage

17 MAY 2024 Finland

The European Route of Industrial Heritage, certified as Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in 2019 route has further expanded into Finland with 16 new sites joining the Route. This follows a project coordinated by the Association of Industrial Heritage (Teollisuusperintöseura ry). The...

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EPA : the EPA Governing Board holds its annual meeting in Luxembourg

21-22 MAY 2024 LUXEMBOURG

The EPA Governing Board is holding its annual meeting on 21-22 May 2024 in Luxembourg. Composed of 41 member States and one Observer State, the EPA Governing Board is the governing body that awards the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification each year, and it also discusses...

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EPA: Estonia joins the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

14 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) is pleased to welcome Estonia as a new EPA member State. On 14 May 2024, Mrs. Heidy PURGA, Minister of Culture of Estonia informed Mrs. Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ, General Secretary of the Council of Europe, of the...

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EICR: Training Seminar for interested candidates in the "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" certification

14-15 MAY 2024 Luxembourg

On 14_15 May, the Secretariat of the European Institute of Cultural Routes held a Training Seminar for interested candidates in the "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" certification. The first day of the training was organised around several modules and workshops delivered by the...

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Europe Day – Council of Europe days

9 May 2024 LUXEMBOURG

On 9 May, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Secretariat took part in the celebrations of the Europe Day at the European Parliament in Luxembourg. Each year, Europe Day pays tribute to Robert Schuman's 1950 declaration and celebrates the European values of peace, unity, solidarity,...

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Spain: 3rd Encounter of Managers of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

8-9 May 2024 Cantabria, Spain

On 8 and 9 May, for the 3rd consecutive year, the Ministry of Culture of Spain organised a Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Managers meeting, enabling managers of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing Spain to discuss ways in which Cultural Routes can promote the role of...

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Croatia: 3 cities become members of the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes

6 May 2024 Croatia

In September 2023, the Tourist Board of the City of Pula, the Tourist Board of the City of Šibenik City of Dubrovnik joined the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes. These adhesions mark the entry of Croatia as a new member of the oldest Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. The Santiago de...

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4-7 June 2024, Brindisi (Italy)

SAVE THE DATE: 11th Training Academy on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

4-7 June 2024 Brindisi (Italy)

The 11th edition of the Training Academy on Cultural Routes will take place in Brindisi, Italy, from 4th to 7th June 2024, organised by the European Institute of the Cultural Routes (EICR) and the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), carrier network of the Via Francigena...

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The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme participates at the International Conference “Garden Heritage in Tourism, Tourism in Gardens” in Budapest

17-18 APRIL 2024 Budapest, Hungary

The International Conference: “Garden Heritage in Tourism, Tourism in Gardens” organized by the Hungarian Garden Heritage Foundation took place on 17 and 18 April in Budapest, Hungary. The event was the possibility to discuss the important topics related to promotion, protection and management...

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The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme attends the 6th International Rural Tourism Congress in Split, Croatia

10-13 APRIL 2024 Split, Croatia

On 10-13 April, the Croatian Association for Tourism and Rural Development “The Village Membership Club” held its 6th edition of the International Congress on Rural Tourism. This year, the slogan of the Congress was “Rural Tourism: Sustainable, Digital, Inclusive”. During the three-days event...

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Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes (Visegrad, Hungary). The European Youth Centre signs a MoU with the Forum hosts

10 APRIL 2024 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

On 10 April, Bálint Molnár, Executive Director of the European Youth Centre (EYC) Budapest and Miklós Cseri PhD, Director General of the Hungarian Open-Air Museum signed an agreement to cooperate in the preparation of the professional programme of the 13th Annual Advisory Forum on the Cultural...

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The 2023 Activity Report is now available on-line

5 MARCH 2024 LUXEMBOURG

The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Activity Report. Consistent with its commitment to expansion and extension, the EPA welcomed the Republic of Moldova, Czech Republic, and Malta last year and more recently...

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4 universities join the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies

5 April 2024 LUXEMBOURG

In the first quarter of 2024, four universities joined the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies: The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), Ege University (Türkiye), the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Croatia) and Antalya Bilim University (Türkiye). A general framework...

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Applications are now open for the Council of Europe Traineeship Programme starting October 2024

9 MARCH 2024 LUXEMBOURG

If you want to gain valuable experience in a multicultural organisation working to make Europe a better place for all its citizens and acquire a practical understanding of the workings and activities of the Council of Europe, the traineeship programme is for you. As part of this opportunity, an...

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The ETC launches an online gallery showcasing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

18 March 2024 Brussels

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has recently issued an exciting addition to their Visit Europe website: a gallery showcasing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Europe as a tourist destination in long-haul markets, ETC’s latest...

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