A message from the Secretariat during the Covid19 pandemic
Dear friends of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme, We are all by now aware of the significant changes and challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our everyday life and work, our personal and professional lives, our families, colleagues and friends, across all our Council of Europe member States and the world. Like you, the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, the European Institute of Cultural Routes and our Cultural Routes have been adjusting while continuing to work under these exceptional circumstances. We wish you and yours to stay healthy and safe during this difficult time, hoping to see you soon along the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
Sweden joins the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
Finland: Seminar on Cultural Routes in North Karelia
The Seminar took place in Nurmes on 9-10 March, and was devoted to introducing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme to the Finnish regional authorities and civil society organisations of North Karelia.
The EPA Secretariat expresses its solidarity to Croatia after the earthquake
On 22 March, the Croatian capital, Zagreb, was affected by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that caused widespread damage to the city and its cultural heritage, including its famous cathedral and several buildings in Zagreb’s Old Town. Since 2016,Croatia is an active member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA). Numerous Croatian heritage sites are featured in 13 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement should like to express its solidarity with the Ministry of Culture of Croatia and the residents of Zagreb during this very difficult time.
News from the certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe:
New Promotional Video for the Cultural Routes of Spain
At a time when tourism is being dramatically affected, the UNESCO Chair at USI have launched the initiative of reopening some eLearning application to support its resilience. USI is a member of the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies.