In the framework of the 2020-2021 Certification Cycle, 3 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are undergoing the process of regular 3-year evaluation, and 13 candidate networks are subject to evaluation for the “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” certification.
Three new Branding Booklets on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme
Three new Branding Booklets on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme have been published targeting different audiences and are now available for download on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Website.The new booklets are the first publications specifically devoted to Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe’s institutional framework and methodology, as well as mission and benefits, with a diversified content targeting distinct audiences.These three booklets target respectively:
Member States of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), Observers and Council of Europe member States interested in becoming members of the EPA;
Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and networks interested in applying for certification;
Travellers and general audiences interested in the programme.
The branding booklets on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme have been edited by the EPA Secretariat, with the support of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.
The EPA on Cultural Routes, Eurail and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) sign a "Letter of Intent" on cooperation
The “Letter of Intent” is an important step forward to establish a collaborative partnership in areas of shared interest and, among other, it foresees conducting regular consultations, sharing practice and expertise, exchanging information to the visibility of the partner institutions.
Exhibition on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Luxembourg
Between 17 September and 17 November 2020, an exhibition on "The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Luxembourg" takes place at Hall du Funiculaire, Middle Station, Pfaffenthal (Luxembourg). The exhibition is organised by the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL).
Kick-off conference of the “Transdanube.Travel. Stories” European project featuring five Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
The project, which started in July 2020, focuses on the implementation of new promotion concepts and sustainable mobility management tools to support sustainable tourism in the Danube region. Among its partners, the project counts five Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
European Union Delegation to China: “An Encounter on a Journey across Time and Space - Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Exhibition”
Between 5 and 20 September, an exhibition showcasing the 38 Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe took place in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, organised by the European Union Delegation to China.
Germany: New Brochure on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
The European Centre of Culture and Information in Thuringia, network carrier association of VIA REGIA, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2005, has edited a new 2020 brochure on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Germany, with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.
From the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies:
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico and Università di Torino, joins the University Network on Cultural Routes Studies
The Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico and Università di Torino, is the 15th academic institution to join the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies.
From the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe:
European Route of Jewish Heritage: European Days of Jewish Culture
The 21st edition of the European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC) was launched on 6 September. The central theme of 2020 EDJC are Jewish Journeys and, on the opening day of the Festival, an eight-hour online program were open to the entire public, where conferences, interviews, concerts and videos on European Jewish heritage took place, offering a unique look at the history and Jewish communities of a large number of European participating countries.
European Route of Industrial Heritage: 2020 on-site and digital “WORK it OUT”
On 13 September, 2020 WORK it OUT was the third continental dance event in front of 35 impressive industrial settings along ERIH European network. A centrally coordinated livestream was provided for the first time where dance performances at individual sites will be features, together with interviews with local partners and show video recordings of preparations and rehearsals.
Iter Vitis Route: Webinar on Wine Routes of Moldova organised by ANTRIM
Organised by the National Inbound Tourism Association of Moldova (ANTRIM), the Webinar “Wine Routes of Moldova: Opportunities for growth and sustainable development under Council of Europe standards” was held on 25 August with the aim to promote the added value of adhering to Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and increase awareness on public and private sectors’ stakeholders.
Liberation Route Europe receives a grant from the German Federal Government
The German Federal Government has granted its support to Liberation Route Europe for the creation of the LRE hiking trails, a unique way to experience remembrance sites and learn about the local stories promoting sustainable tourism.
The historic city of Burgos joins the Network of the European Routes of Emperor Charles V
The historic city of Burgos (Spain), visited many times by Emperor Charles V during his life, joined the European Routes of Emperor Charles V as a full member, through the Society for the Promotion and Development of the City of Burgos.