EPA Governing Board meeting 2022 in Luxembourg

5 & 6 may 2022 Luxembourg

On 5 and 6 May, the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) met to renew the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” to networks under regular evaluation as well as to award the certification to new Cultural Routes...

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EICR: Europe Day in Esch-sur-Alzette, European Capital of Culture 2022, Luxembourg

9 May 2022 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

On 9 May, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme participated at the Europe Day in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg with a dedicated stand to the European Institute of Cultural Routes. This event took place for the first time in Esch-sur-Alzette, European Capital of Culture 2022. ...

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EPA Governing Board 2022 ahead

2 May 2022

On 5-6 May 2022, the Annual Governing Board meeting of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), which brings together the representatives of the 35 members States of the EPA, will take place at Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg to discuss the renewal and award of the certification...

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Croatia: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO in Zagreb

10 April 2022

On 8-10 April, as part of the 9th edition of the International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO in Zagreb, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia organized the presentation of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The programme was represented by Ms. Tatjana Horvatić,...

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European Route of Cistercian Abbeys: 4th International Meeting in Alcobaça, Portugal

9 april 2022

On 8-9 April, the 4th International Meeting on “European Cistercian Heritage and sustainable development: new management challenges” was held at the Monastery of Alcobaça in Portugal, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Portugal. The meeting was opened by Ms. Ana PAGARÁ, Director of the...

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Cyril and Methodius Route: Special price at the 15th Tourism Grand Prix of the Czech Republic

7 April 2022

The Cyril and Methodius Route won the special prize of the COT group in the new category of the Best Sustainable Tourism Project at the 15th Tourism Grand Prix of the Czech Republic. It was one of the 15 awarded out of a total of 52 submitted projects in the field of Czech tourism. According to...

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Spain: European Route of Historic Gardens: Certification Ceremony held in Lloret de Mar

6 april 2022

On 6 April, the certification ceremony of the “European Route of Historic Gardens” as “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” was celebrated in the framework of the General Assembly of the Association. It took place at the premises of the Santa Clotilde gardens in Lloret de Mar, Spain. The...

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Liberation Route Europe: LRE Forum 2022 held in Caen, France

6 april 2022

On 3-6 April, the Liberation Route Europe (LRE) Foundation, in partnership with Normandy Tourism and Région Normandie, hosted the LRE Forum 2022 in Caen, France. The LRE Forum is an annual event bringing together international members, partners, and tourism stakeholders from the World War II...

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European Institute of Cultural Routes: Call for applications for internships

4 April 2022

In the framework of its pan-European activities, the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), technical agency of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme, welcomes trainees throughout the year. The official call for internships for the second semester 2022 is now open. An...

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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at the Conference of Ministers of Culture at the Council of Europe

1 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 1 April, the exhibition "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Italy: a European heritage" was presented during a special side-event at the Conference of Ministers of Culture of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The Ministerial Conference “Creating our future: creativity and cultural...

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Croatia: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme presented at the 8th International Historic cities congress

30 march 2022

On 30 March, Mr Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the EPA and Director of the EICR and Ms. Tatjana Horvatić, Representative of Croatia to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and Head of Movable, Ethnographic and Intangible Cultural Heritage...

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Council of Europe Committee of Ministers: The Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

23 March 2022 Strasbourg

Following an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 23 March 2022, and following the exclusion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022, the Chairman of the Statutory Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural...

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France: Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe presented at a colloquium organised by the Ministry of Culture at the National Heritage Institute

24-25 MARCH 2022 PARIS, FRANCE

From 24-25 March 2022, within the framework of the French Presidency of the European Union, the Directorate General of Heritage and Architecture of the Ministry of Culture of France organised the Colloquium “Heritage, museums, archives, architecture: what risks, what experiences in Europe?”. The...

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Spain: Council of Europe represented at the Honorary Committee of the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes

23 MARCH 2022 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN

On March 23 Ambassador Patrick ENGELBERG, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe and Chair of the EPA Statutory Committee, presented the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme at the opening ceremony of the XII International Congress of the Committee of...

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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme presented at BSEC Workshop for Young Diplomats

22 MARCH 2022 THESSALONIKI, GREECE

On Tuesday 22 March Mr Stefano DOMINIONI – Executive Secretary of the EPA and Director of the EICR - delivered a speech on ‘The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe’s approach to Cultural Diplomacy’ at the 5th edition of the Workshop for Young Diplomats from BSEC Member States. The Workshop,...

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Conference of Ministers of Culture of the Council of Europe to promote Cultural Routes on 1 April in Strasbourg

1 April 2022 Strasbourg

The exhibition "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Italy: a European heritage" will be presented during a special side-event at the Conference of Ministers of Culture of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 1 April. The Ministerial Conference “Creating our future: creativity and...

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Certification Cycle 2022-2023 underway: applications now open

17 march 2022

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are subject to regular monitoring and three-year evaluation procedure through independent expert reports and recommendations. In 2022-2023, 14 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will undergo the process of regular evaluation: Viking...

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

4 march 2022 Strasbourg

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) is pleased to welcome the Republic of Lebanon as a new EPA member State. On 15 February, HE Mr. Walid NASSAR, Minister of Tourism, informed HE Mrs. Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ, Secretary General of the Council of...

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2021 Activity Report now available on-line

3 march 2021

The Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme is pleased to announce the release of the 2021 Activity Report of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme. Despite the continuous challenges to the networks of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe,...

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The EPA Bureau meets in Luxembourg to discuss the 2021-2022 Certification Cycle

25 february 2022 Luxembourg

The Bureau of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) held its annual meeting on 24-25 February at its Headquarters in Luxembourg. The meeting was held this year in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of...

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