Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme

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                     Cultural Routes
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                           Activity Report




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                     Cultural Routes
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                           Activity Report
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                                                                                                                                                                              3-      European Institute of Cultural
                                                                                                                       Forewords                                         4            Routes (EICR)                                      32

                                                                                                                                                                              3.1 -   Statutory bodies and staff                         34
                                                                                                                       Introduction                                      5
                                                                                                                                                                              3.2 -   Statutory meetings                                 35
                                                                                                                                                                                      Support to the EPA Secretariat in the
                                                                                                               1-      Highlights                                        8
                                                                                                                                                                                      coordination of the Cultural Routes
                                                                                                               1.1 -   20th Anniversary of the European Institute of          3.3 -   evaluation cycles                                  36
                                                                                                                       Cultural Routes                                   10   3.4 -   Advisory meetings and activities                   38
                                                                                                               1.2 -   Certification of two new Cultural Routes          11   3.5 -   Cooperation with International Organisations       42
                                                                                                               1.3 -   8 Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes
                                                                                                                        th
                                                                                                                                                                         12   3.6 -   University Network for Cultural Routes
                                                                                                               1.4 -   7 Training Academy
                                                                                                                        th
                                                                                                                                                                         13           Studies (NCRS)                                     42

                                                                                                               1.5 -   International Cultural Heritage Fair              14
                                                                                                               1.6 -   Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage Award       15   4-      The Cultural Routes
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the Council of Europe                           44
                                                                                                               1.7 -   Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of
                                                                                                                       Ministers of the Council of Europe: Cultural           4.1 -   Statutory meetings                                 48
                                                                                                                       Routes event                                      16
                                                                                                                                                                              4.2 -   Selected activities for priority field of action   49
                                                                                                               1.8 -   Conference Heritage for Future                    17
                                                                                                                                                                                      Co-operation in research and development           49
                                                                                                                                                                                      Enhancement of memory, history and
                                                                                                               2-      Council of Europe Enlarged                                     European heritage                                  51
                                                                                                                       Partial Agreement on Cultural
                                                                                                                       Routes (EPA)                                      18           Cultural and educational exchanges for young
                                                                                                                                                                                      Europeans                                          55
                                                                                                               2.1 -   Statutory bodies and staff                        22
                                                                                                                                                                                      Contemporary cultural and artistic practices       57
                                                                                                               2.2 -   Statutory activities                              22
                                                                                                                                                                                      Cultural tourism and sustainable cultural
                                                                                                               2.3 -   Evaluations and certifications                    24           development                                        58
                                                                                                               2.4 -   Cooperation with International                         4.3 -   Contact information                                64
Credits
                                                                                                                       Organisations                                     25
Alexfo – Clunypedia - Council of Europe - Cour Grand-Ducale LUXPRESS - Cultural Routes of the Council          2.5 -   Activities                                        28   5-      Council of Europe – European
of Europe - David Tett – European Institute of Cultural Routes - Franck Manogil - Junta de Castilla y Leon -
Margo Skwara Photography - Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria –                             Participation in activities in EPA member                      Union Joint Programme:
Paul Glaser - Shutterstock                                                                                             States                                            28           Routes4U                                           68

                                                                                                                       Participation in activities along the Cultural                 Objectives                                         70
Design                                                                                                                 Routes of the Council of Europe                   29
                                                                                                                                                                                      Expected results                                   70
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                                                                                                                       Participation in activities in other Council of
                                                                                                                                                                                      Activities implemented in 2018                     71
Printing                                                                                                               Europe member States                              29
Reka Print +                                                                                                                                                                          Staff                                              73
                                                                                                               2.6 -   EPA representatives                               30
                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact                                            73


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                                                                                                                                                                              7-      2019 Outlook                                       78
                                                                                                                                                                              8-      Financial Statements                               82

                                                                                                                                                                                      Appendices                                         86




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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme
Forewords                                                                                                                              Introduction


                Since 1987, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe have promoted the transnational                                               Launched in 1987, the Cultural Routes of the Council           A long-term partnership was established during 2018
                dimension of European heritage, cultural cooperation and tourism. Cultural Routes                                                      of Europe programme demonstrates, by means of a                with the European Commission (DG REGIO) through the
                support authentic, sustainable and participative cultural networks, sharing values ​​in                                                journey through space and time, how heritage and               implementation of a Joint Programme, “Routes4U”,
                a spirit of dialogue and respect for European identity and diversity. In today’s Europe,                                               cultures of different and distant regions of Europe            which is developing successful initiatives in the fields
                the importance of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme is more                                                       contribute to a shared cultural heritage. Cultural Routes      of research, communication, visibility and capacity
                relevant than ever. Stressing the need to overcome new stereotypes and new forms of
                                                                                                                  Mrs. Marianne Berger
                                                                                                                                                       put into practice the fundamental principles promoted          building in the four EU Macro-regions.
                discrimination and exclusion, Cultural Routes remind us of the fundamental role of shared         Marjanovic                           by the Council of Europe: human rights, democracy,
                European values, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.                                   Chair, Governing Board,              participation, cultural diversity and identity. They           This year has also been marked by a great number of
                Preserving and enhancing the shared cultural heritage of Europe is essential to understand        Enlarged Partial Agreement           encourage intercultural dialogue, mutual exchange and          events and activities, such as the 8th Annual Advisory
                who we are and where we come from, in order to face our common future. The Enlarged               on Cultural Routes, Council          enrichment across borders and centuries. Today, the 33         Forum in Görlitz, Germany, the 7th Training Academy
                                                                                                                  of Europe
                Partial Agreement, in which over 30 Member States participate, ensures the development,                                                certified Cultural Routes aim to encourage European            in Yuste, Spain, and the presence at international fairs
                implementation, evaluation and promotion of Cultural Routes, which put into practice a                                                 citizens to re-explore their heritage by practicing            (Paris, Berlin, Madrid), enabling rich exchanges and
                holistic understanding of cultural heritage from a European and transnational perspective.                                             cultural tourism across the whole European continent           cooperation opportunities not only among Cultural
                In this respect, this report is aimed at reflecting the efforts taken by all involved countries                                        and beyond.                                                    Routes’ stakeholders but also by spreading the message
                and parties towards the development of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe                                                                                                                   of the Cultural Routes to new audiences and partners.
                Programme, highlighting the accomplishments achieved during 2018. This Activity Report                                                 In 2010, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of
                bears witness to the vigour and success of the programme, thus enhancing the potential                                                 Europe established an Enlarged Partial Agreement               Thanks to this rich and diverse togetherness, the Cultural
                of Cultural Routes for cultural cooperation, sustainable territorial development and social                                            on Cultural Routes (EPA) to enable closer co-                  Routes Programme, today more than ever, widely
                cohesion.                                                                                                                              operation between states particularly interested in the        promotes knowledge and understanding of European
                                                                                                                                                       development of the Cultural Routes, with a focus on            cultural identity. The Cultural Routes help preserve
                                                                                                                                                       themes of symbolic importance for European values,             and enhance cultural and natural diversity as a way for
                The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are an exemplary instrument of cultural                                                   history, and culture and the discovery of less well-known      improving the living environment and as a source of
                diplomacy, because their aim is, inter alia, to «foster dialogue and understanding». To                                                destinations. Today, the programme benefits from               cultural, social and sustainable development.
                serve as an inspiration for a more united Europe, based on a deeper knowledge of diversity,                                            cooperation among its 32 member States, regional and
                respect of others, defence of freedoms and solidarity, remains, unfortunately, an ongoing                                              local authorities, as well as international Organisations,     We hope you will enjoy travelling along the Cultural
                challenge.                                                                                                                             including the European union, OECD, UNESCO and                 Routes of the Council of Europe while reading this report!
                A better understanding of Europe through intercultural dialogue is one of the most
                                                                                                                  Ambassador Stephan Müller
                                                                                                                                                       UNWTO.
                effective ways to tackle the currents offering simplistic answers to complex problems.            Chair, EPA Statutory Committee
                Had the Cultural Routes not existed for the last 30 years, it would be pressing to invent         of member States, Enlarged           2018 has been an exceptional year for the Cultural
                them.                                                                                             Partial Agreement on Cultural        Routes of the Council of Europe. Three new member
                                                                                                                  Routes, Council of Europe            States joined the EPA (Finland, Turkey and the Holy
                                                                                                                                                       See), demonstrating increased political and financial
                                                                                                                                                       commitment from the member States. Two new
                2018 was another very good year for the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) and                                               certifications brought the programme to 33 certified
                the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Program. End of May, the Institute celebrated                                             Cultural Routes, covering a wide range of European
                its 20th anniversary at its headquarters in Luxembourg, with the visit of the Permanent                                                themes, including more than 1.600 members crossing
                Representatives of the Council of Europe member States and observers. This anniversary                                                 some 50 countries in Europe and beyond.
                was a good opportunity to take stock of the impressive developments of the past years                                                                                                                                                        Stefano DOMINIONI
                and discuss future orientations. The Program has indeed grown considerably to include                                                  The 20th Anniversary of the European Institute                     Executive Secretary, Enlarged Partial Agreement on
                                                                                                                  Mr. Christian Biever
                33 certified Cultural Routes with this year’s certification of the Impressionisms Routes and      President, European                  of Cultural Routes highlighted not only its long                                    Cultural Routes (Council of Europe)
                Via Charlemagne. Many more candidates applied in 2018 for certification, showing the              Institute of Cultural Routes,        commitment to providing technical support to the                        Director, European Institute of Cultural Routes
                attractiveness of the program. The membership of the Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA)             Luxembourg                           programme but also its role as catalyst of the joint
                increased to 32 members with the accession of Finland, Turkey and the Holy See during                                                  efforts of local populations, governments, universities,
                2018.                                                                                                                                  technicians and many other stakeholders that have been         The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme
                The EICR, with its dedicated staff, has continued its important work of support to the EPA                                             supporting this programme for more than 30 years. Its          is made possible thanks to the support of the member
                and the Cultural Routes by providing counsel, technical advice and training to certified                                               remarkable work has indeed been recognized with the            States of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural
                Cultural Routes and new projects while assisting the important annual evaluation cycle.                                                2018 XI Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage Award, for its   Routes of the Council of Europe and the European Institute




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                At the same time, the Institute has been very active in promoting the Cultural Routes in                                               contribution to European values and long-time support          of Cultural Routes, funded by the Ministry of Culture of the
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                several international events. In November, in Valladolid, Spain, it was awarded the 2018 XI                                            to the Cultural Routes.                                        Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
                Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage Award for its contribution to European values.
                The success of the EICR and the Cultural Routes program deserves to be widely known by
                the European public. I believe that this report will be an important contribution to this end.
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                                                                                                                                        1,1€
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                                               Anniversary                                      certified Cultural Routes
                                 of the European Institute                                                                              between the Council
                                         of Cultural Routes                                     of the Council of Europe                of Europe and the

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       Declaration of Santiago                                                                  in Europe and beyond
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1987                                                                2018
                                  2017
                                                            30th                                                 32                                     +     1.600
                                                              Anniversary                                        members States                         members
                                                              of the Cultural Routes of                          of the EPA and                         of the Cultural Routes
                                                              the Council of Europe,                             2 observer States as                   network
                                                              Council of Europe Committee
                                                              of Ministers Declaration (2017)                    of January 2019
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1.1 -	20th Anniversary of the European Institute of Cultural Routes                                                                                1.2 - 	Certification of two new Cultural Routes


                            2                                +140
                            days                             participants                                                                                                    On 18-19th April 2018, the Governing Board of the
                31st                                                                                                                                                         Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the
                                                                                           concluded the official programme. On the same day,                                Council of Europe (EPA), certified two new “Cultural
                May                                                                        the general public had the opportunity to discover                                Routes of the Council of Europe”: “Impressionisms                   The Via Charlemagne aims to present the historic
                                                                                           the Cultural Routes by visiting a photo exhibition                                Routes” and “Via Charlemagne”, bringing the                         sites linked to the figure of Charlemagne and the
                1st                                                                        organised at Neumünster Abbey.                                                    programme to 33 certified routes.                                   rich heritage of legends and traditions related to this
                          The European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR),                                                                                                  The official Certification Ceremony of the new                      European figure. The network aims at celebrating
                June      technical agency of the Cultural Routes of the                   Created in 1998 by an agreement between the Council                               Cultural Routes was held during the 8th Annual                      this important historical European figure through
                          Council of Europe Programme, celebrated its 20th                 of Europe and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the                                  Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council                events and seminars, as well as youth-oriented
                          anniversary on 31st May and 1st June 2018.                       European Institute of Cultural Routes is a technical                              of Europe in Görlitz, Germany.                                      projects.
             Luxembourg                                                                    agency that provides support and advice to the
                                                                                           Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme.
                                                                                           The EICR is funded thanks to the support of the
                                                                                           Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg and benefits
                                                                                           from close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign
                                                                                           Affairs and the Ministry of Economy (Tourism) of
                                                                                           Luxembourg.                                                                       The Impressionisms Routes, organised in painters’
                                                                                                                                                                             routes, aim at creating and fostering, within the
                                                                                                                                                                             European continent, a link between the sites that
                                                                                           Highlights                                                                        have inspired the European impressionists and
                          Audience granted by His Royal Highness the Grand-Duke of                                                                                           open-air painters from the mid-19th century until the
                          Luxembourg to the Ambassadors of the 47 member States of the     Opening Ceremony speeches                                                         mid-20th century, the places where they lived and                   Mrs. Marianne BERGER MARJANOVIC (Chair, EPA Governing Board)
                          Council of Europe at the Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg, LU.                                                                                                                                                           and Mrs. Birgitta RINGBECK (Federal Foreign Office, DE and
                                                                                                                                                                             established artists’ colonies and the towns where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 member of the EPA Governing Board) awarded the “Cultural Route
                          The event, which took place at the Neumünster Abbey              Conferences: “Action fields of the European                                       their works are today displayed in museums.                         of the Council of Europe” certification to the “Via Charlemagne”
                          in Luxembourg, headquarters of the EICR / Enlarged               Institute of Cultural Routes. Future perspectives and                                                                                                 representatives.
                          Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, welcomed the               reflection on 20 years of excellence”
                          Ambassadors of the 47 Council of Europe member                                                                                                                                                                         Countries involved:
                          States (Permanent Representatives in Strasbourg)                 Cultural Routes contributed to the celebration by
                          and Observers, as well as representatives of                     presenting traditional products from their networks:
                          the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe,                    European Route of Jewish Heritage, Iter Vitis, Via
                          the Government of Luxembourg and European                        Francigena, Olive Tree Routes, The Hansa, Prehistoric
                          Institutions.                                                    Rock Art Trails.

                                                                                           Music performances: Duo Bella Musica (European
                                                                                           Mozart Ways) and Orion Association (Santiago de
                                                                                           Compostela Pilgrim Routes)
                                                                                                                                                                             Mrs. Marianne BERGER MARJANOVIC (Chair, EPA Governing Board)
                                                                                                                                                                             and Mrs. Birgitta RINGBECK (Federal Foreign Office, DE and member
                                                                                                                                                                             of the EPA Governing Board) awarded the “Cultural Route of the
                                                                                                                                                                             Council of Europe” certification to the “Impressionisms Routes”
                                                                                                                                                                             representatives.

                                                                                                                                                                             Countries involved:

                          Mrs. Snežana Samardzic-Markovic, Director General of Democracy
                          of the Council of Europe, during the celebrations of the 20th
                          Anniversary of the EICR.

                          A conference dedicated to the Cultural Routes
                          programme was held on 31st May and followed
                          by a theme-based dinner and a series of music                                                                                                 More information
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                                                                                           Conference held on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the EICR,
                          performances representing Cultural Routes of the                 Luxembourg, LU.
                          Council of Europe. On 1st of June, a guided visit of                                                                                                   Impressionisms Routes                           Via Charlemagne
                          Luxembourg city and an Audience granted by His
                          Royal Highness the Grand-Duke of Luxembourg
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1.3 -	8th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes (Görlitz, Germany)


                                 3                                   +250                          +30                                +40
                                 days                                participants                  countries                          speakers                                         2 roundtables, 2 main issues:                                         Highlights
               26th                                                                                                                                                                    -
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe                     and
                                                                                                                                                                                        European Heritage programmes: existing                       and     - Accession ceremony for member States who joined
                               Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Advisory                                                                                                        potential initiatives for future synergies                              the EPA during 2018 (Finland, The Holy See, Turkey).
               28th            Forum «Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe                                                                                                         -
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe                     and
                               connecting cultural values, heritage sites and                                                                                                           UNESCO World Heritage Sites: existing                        and     - Certification Ceremony for Cultural Routes certified
             September         citizens: strategies and synergies in a global                                                                                                           potential future synergies                                              in 2018.
                               perspective»
                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Roadmap workshops                                                   - Meeting for Presidents and Managers of Cultural
              Görlitz          The 8th Annual Advisory Forum was organised under                                                                                                                                                                                Routes of the Council of Europe and University
                               the auspices of the Enlarged Partial Agreement                                                                                                                                                                                   Network for Cultural Routes studies
                               on Cultural Routes in co-operation with the City of                 Mr. Matjaz Gruden, Director of Democratic Participation, Council of
                               Görlitz, the Saxon Ministry of the Interior and the                 Europe, during the 8th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes.                                                                                          - Presentation of the 2019 Annual Advisory Forum
                               German Federal Foreign Office and with the support                                                                                                                                                                               (Sibiu, RO)
                               of the European Institute on Cultural Routes in                     Participants:
                               Luxembourg.                                                         - 25 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe                                                                                                            - Adoption of the Görlitz Roadmap
                                                                                                   - 20 cultural route projects
                                                                                                   - delegates from 20 member States of the Enlarged                                                                                                        - Side events: visits to explore Görlitz, Bad Muskau,
                                                                                                      Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)                                                                                                                Bautzen and Dresden (DE).
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mr. Matjaz Gruden and Mr. Hüseyin Gazi Coşan, Counsellor of Turkish
                                                                                                   - high-level representatives from the Council of                                   Tourism Board in Berlin, during the Accession Ceremony of Turkey to
                                                                                                      Europe, UNESCO, ICOMOS, UNWTO, Ibero-American                                    the EPA, 8th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes, Görlitz, DE.
                                                                                                      States Organization
                                                                                                   - tourism and culture professionals.


                               8th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes, Görlitz, DE.
                                                                                                                                                                         1.4 -	7th Training Academy
                               This 8th edition highlighted the strategies and
                               synergies between the Cultural Routes of the Council
                               of Europe and International Organisations (European                                                                                                       4                                  5                                +70                                4
                               Union, UNESCO, ICOMOS, Organisation of Ibero-                                                                                                             days                               workshops                        participants                       international experts
                               American States, NECSTouR) concerned with the                                                                                                12th
                               protection and the promotion of cultural heritage.
                               It was also an occasion to discuss the development                  Mr. Matjaz Gruden and Monsignor Maurizio Bravi, Representative                      2018 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
                               of new initiatives and partnerships, as well as a                   of the Holy See to the Governing Board of the EPA, during the
                                                                                                                                                                            15th       Training Academy “Innovation and new trends
                                                                                                   Accession Ceremony of the Holy See to the EPA, 8th Annual Advisory
                               platform for exchange of good practices.                            Forum on Cultural Routes, Görlitz, DE.                                              in Cultural Routes: (re)interpreting European
                                                                                                                                                                            June       cultural heritage”.
                         “In the last thirty years we have worked hand-in-glove                    Programme:                                                                          The training seminar explored how the use of
                         with other “founding fathers” of the Programme, namely                    1 plenary session, main topics:                                                     technology can boost Cultural Routes’ activity, how
                         the European Institute of Cultural Routes in Luxembourg                   - Existing cooperation and perspectives between                         Cuacos     they can take advantage of the potential of social
                         and our external partners: the EU, the UNESCO and                            the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and                     de Yuste,   network and the importance of establishing strategic
                         UNWTO, and more recently the Organisation of Ibero-                          the European Heritage Days, EU cultural initiatives,               Extremadura   alliances and partnerships.
                         American States. To all of them we express our thanks,                       UNESCO World Heritage.
                         for the positive debate and constructive dialogue on                      - Council of Europe and European Union cooperation                                 The 7th edition of the Training Academy was                           7th Training Academy, 12th - 15th June, European Routes of Emperor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Charles V, Cuacos de Yuste, Extremadura, ES
                         different aspects of the Programme”                                          on Cultural Routes: the Routes4U Joint -Programme                                organised by the Cooperation Network of European
                                                                                Matjaz Gruden      - EU Regional Strategies and policies: the role of the                             Routes of the Emperor Charles V, the European and                     5 keynote speeches:
                             Director of Democratic Participation, Council of Europe                  Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe                                         Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and                        - Challenges and opportunities for Cultural Routes in
                                                                                                                                                                                       the European Institute of Cultural Routes, with the                      the 21st Century
                         More information                                                                                                                                              support of the Regional Government of Extremadura                     - From the creation to the implementation of Cultural
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                                                                                                                                                                                       and the Provincial Government of Caceres at the                          Routes Products. Challenges and vision
                                   8th Cultural Routes                                Additional                                                                                       Royal Monastery of Yuste in Cuacos de Yuste,                          - (Re)interpreting European Cultural Heritage. New
                                   Annual Advisory Forum                              resources on the COE                                                                             Extremadura, Spain.                                                      opportunities for the cultural and tourism sectors
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- What is the role of new technologies in Cultural                   4. 
                                                                                                     Cultural Heritage and Tourism: The perfect                                                                                                 Highlights
                               Routes?                                                               wedding?
                            - The power of partnerships: Challenges and visions                  5. 
                                                                                                     Can you do it alone? Developing strategic                                                                                                  The Council of Europe and the EICR representatives
                               in the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage                        partnerships                                                                                                                               and staff members were honoured by the visit to their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                stand of France’s first lady, Mrs. Brigitte Macron, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the French Minister of Culture, Mr. Franck Riester
                                                                                                  Highlights                                                              Mrs. Brigitte MACRON visited the stand held by the EICR and the EPA
                                                                                                                                                                          on Cultural Routes at the International Cultural Heritage Fair.       2 conferences:
                                                                                                  More than 70 participants from 16 countries: 20                                                                                               - “European heritage, common heritage: 31 years of
                                                                                                  certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe,                                                                                              the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”
                                                                                                  15 candidate projects, representatives of the Ibero-                                                                                          - “Institutional cooperation through the Cultural
                                                                                                  American States Organization (OEI), culture and                                                                                                  Routes of the Council of Europe”
                                                                                                  tourism experts and professionals, among others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speakers:
                            Mr. Quintin CORREAS DOMINGO, Manager of the European Routes of        4 International keynote speakers                                                                                                              - Mrs. Catherine Lalumière, former Secretary General
                            Charles V, during one of the workshops of the 7th Training Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of the Council of Europe (1989-1994)
                                                                                                                                                                          EICR and Council of Europe staff members at the International
                            5 workshops:                                                          2 Special sessions for candidate cultural routes on                     Cultural Heritage Fair, from left: Marie Sautin, Eleonora Berti,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Mrs. Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons, Representative of
                            1. Creativity, partnership, training and development                 the certification cycle and criteria.                                   Catherine Hannequart, Irdelle Lagnide.                                   the European Heritage Days
                                in cultural routes products. Current and future                                                                                                                                                                 - Mr. Christian Biever, President of the European
                                challenges                                                        General discussion between certified Cultural Routes                                                                                             Institute of Cultural Routes
                            2. Macro tendencies on cultural heritage and tourism                 of the Council of Europe and the EICR                                                                                                         - Representatives of 4 certified Cultural Routes:
                                management: circular economy and other aspects                                                                                                                                                                     Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes, Saint-
                                to be considered when developing cultural routes                  Field visits to discover the certified “European                                                                                                 Martin of Tours route, In the Footsteps of Robert
                            3. Main challenges and successful histories in the use               Routes of Emperor Charles V” in the region: Guided                                                                                               Louis Stevenson and Destination Napoleon.
                                of new technologies: social media communication,                  visit to Garganta de la Olla, the Royal Monastery of                                                                                          - Representatives of the French Ministry of Culture,
                                creative approaches and visions. How to create                    Yuste and Palace of Charles V, hiking trail along a                                                                                              UNESCO, European Commission and Council of
                                                                                                                                                                          From left to right: Mr. Georges LUCENET (Impressionisms Routes),
                                new audiences and combine traditional and new                     segment of the route.                                                   Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, Mrs. Catherine LALUMIERE, Mr. Christian           Europe
                                communication tools.                                                                                                                      BIEVER, Mrs. Maguelonne DEJEANT-PONS.



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             1.5 -     International Cultural Heritage Fair                                                                                             1.6 -       Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage Award

                            At the occasion of the 24th edition of the                            more than 300 stands and participate in more than                                                                                             The European Institute of Cultural Routes was
               25th         International Cultural Heritage Fair in Paris, the                    40 conferences organized throughout the fair.             8th                                                                                 awarded the 2018 XI Iberian Biennial of Cultural
                            Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on                       Established over 25 years ago, the International                                                                                              Heritage Award for its contribution to European
                            Cultural Routes, the European Institute of Cultural                   Cultural Heritage Fair has grown to become                                                                                                    values and long-time support to the Cultural Routes
               28th         Routes and the European Heritage Days co-hosted                       the leading heritage fair in Europe, bringing            11th                                                                                 of the Council Europe Programme.
                            a stand visited by over 20,000 Salon visitors.                        together professionals from the field of tangible
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              October                                                                             and intangible cultural heritage, restoration and      November                                                                               Within the context of the XI Iberian Biennial of
                            The 2018 edition, under the theme of “European                        preservation.                                                                                                                                 Cultural Heritage, this prestigious award and its
                            Heritage, Shared Heritage”, brought together                                                                                                                                                                        bronze sculpture was presented in Valladolid (Spain)
               Paris        heritage specialists and general public to visit                                                                             Valladolid
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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme
1.8 -	Conference Heritage for Future


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                           on 10th November by the regional Minister of Culture            Ms. García Cirac highlighted that “this European Year                       days                              panels                    participants                       speakers
                           of Castilla-León, Ms. Josefa García Cirac, to Mr.               of Cultural Heritage 2018 was important to recognize          3rh
                           Eladio Fernández-Galiano, Special advisor to the                the value for citizens of the Council of Europe Cultural
                           Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme              Routes as they bring people together, enhance                             In the context of the 2018 European Year of Cultural          Highlights
                           and member of the Board of Directors of the EICR.               cultural heritage and contribute to sustained                 4th         Heritage, the Creative Europe Desk Culture –
                                                                                           development in regions such as hers”.                                     Luxembourg and the European Institute of Cultural             22 speakers:
                                                                                                                                                      December       Routes organized the event “Heritage for Future.              - Representatives of European Organisations: Council
                                                                                                                                                                     Conference on sustainable networking and                         of Europe, Europa Nostra, European Commission
                                                                                           “In this European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018                          funding for Cultural Heritage in Europe”.
                                                                                           I find very appropriate that Europe recognizes the         Luxembourg     The event took place during two days at the                   -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Representatives of Luxembourg institutions:
                                                                                           value of Cultural Routes. They bring us together                          Neumünster Abbey, in Luxembourg.                               Ministry of Culture, Creative Europe Desk Culture-
                                                                                           and speak about our common history, enhancing                                                                                            Luxembourg, Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and
                                                                                           our incredible shared heritage and building                                                                                              Protection of consumers, Luxembourg Commission
                                                                                           bridges among the people of our continent.”                                                                                              for Cooperation with UNESCO
                                                                                                                        Eladio Fernández-Galiano
                                                                                            Head of Culture, Nature and Heritage Department,                                                                                       - European Institute of Cultural Routes
                           Mr. Eladio Fernandez-Galiano receives the Iberian Biennial of     DGII, Council of Europe and Special advisor to the
                           Cultural Heritage Award on behalf of the EICR.                  Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme                                                                                      - Representatives of European projects / institutions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Routes4U, Interreg VA Grande Région, IDELUX,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CUMEDIAE, European Investment Bank
                                                                                                                                                                     Conference Heritage for Future, Luxembourg, LU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   - 2 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe:
             1.7 - 	Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers                                                                                            3 panels:                                                        European Route of Jewish Heritage, Vikings Route
                      of the Council of Europe: Cultural Routes Event                                                                                                - European Funds for cultural, local and regional
                                                                                                                                                                        development                                                Facebook live streaming throughout the entire event
                                                                                                                                                                     - How to ensure the sustainability of funded projects?
                                                                                                                                                                     - How to combine efforts for sustainable support:
               14th                                                                        Highlights                                                                   fostering European synergies                               ‘‘Cultural heritage in all its different forms is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   one of Europe’s most precious assets. It helps to
                                                                                           Four main priorities established by the Croatian                          Keynote speeches:                                             build bridges between people and communities,
               16th                                                                        Chairmanship:                                                             - Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, General Secretary of         and it is central to our identity as Europeans”
                                                                                                                                                                        Europa Nostra                                                                            Snežana Samardžić-Marković
             November                                                                      1. the fight against corruption;                                         - Snežana Samardzic-Markovic, General Director of                Director general of Democracy, Council of Europe
                                                                                                                                                                        Democracy of the Council of Europe
                                                                                           2. t he efficient protection of rights of national                       - Guy Arendt, State Secretary for Culture, Ministry of
             Mali Lošinj                                                                      minorities and vulnerable groups;                                         Culture, Luxembourg
                                                                                                                                                                     - Michel Magnier, Director of Culture and Creativity,
                           The international conference “Cultural Routes of the            3. decentralisation in the context of strengthening of                      DG Education and Culture, European Commission
                           Olive Tree as a model for Europe’s values, heritage                 local government and self-government, including                       - Christian Biever, President, European Institute of
                           and sustainable development” was organized in                       the issue of absorption capacities of regions;                           Cultural Routes
                           the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the
                           Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, in             4. the protection of cultural heritage and cultural                      1 side event:
                           cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Tourism,                  routes.                                                               Conference: “Discovering Jewish Heritage of
                           the Central European Initiative and the EPA on                                                                                            Luxembourg” organized by the Luxembourg                       Mr. Christian Biever, Mrs. Snežana Samardzic-Markovic and
                           Cultural Routes.                                                                                                                          Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO                        Mr. Michel Magnier during the conference Heritage for Future.
                           For the first time since the country became a member            “We have to consider diversity as a major force,
                           of the Council of Europe in 1996, the Chairmanship of           as well as a dialogue between the different
                           the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe             groups in order to achieve a peaceful coexistence.                    More information
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                           was held by Croatia. Mrs. Marija Pejčinović Burić,              Cultural Routes are concrete manifestations of
                           Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia,            these political principles.”                                                  Conference Heritage                          Conference Heritage
                           chaired the Committee of Ministers for a period of                                                       Frano Matušić                        for Future                                   for Future
                           6 months from May until November 2018.                            State Secretary of the Croatian Ministry of Tourism                         Video                                        Programme
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                                     Council of Europe
                                 Enlarged Partial Agreement
                                  on Cultural Routes (EPA)




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32 EPA member States1                                                                               Since 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                              Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Political body of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme
                                                                                                     Andorra - 2012                  Holy See - 2018                 Serbia - 2012
                                                                                                     Armenia - 2015                  Hungary - 2013                  Slovak Republic - 2014
                                                                                                     Austria - 2011                  Italy - 2011                    Slovenia - 2011
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                                                                                                                                                                                                founding member             member States as of         new member States           Observers as of
                                                                                                     Azerbaijan - 2011               Lithuania - 2012                Spain - 2011               States in 2010              31st January 2019           in 2018                     31st January 2019
                                                                                                     Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2016   Luxembourg - 2011               Switzerland - 2013
                                                                                                     Bulgaria - 2011                 Monaco - 2016                   Turkey - 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                              - open to member and non-member States of the            - supports of networking and exchanges between
                                                                                                     Croatia - 2016                  Montenegro - 2011                                           Council of Europe                                         Cultural Routes’ operators and other partners in
                                                                                                     Cyprus - 2011                   Norway - 2011                 2 Observer States                                                                       the field of cultural tourism
                                                                                                     Finland - 2018                  Poland - 2017                   Albania                  - political and financial support to the Cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Routes of the Council of Europe Programme              - 2 statutory bodies:
                                                                                                     France - 2011                   Portugal - 2011                 Ireland                                                                                       -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Governing     Board     composed        of
                                                                                                     Georgia - 2016                  Romania - 2013                                           - implementation of the Council of Europe policy                     representatives from Ministries of Culture
                                                                                                     Germany - 2013                  Russian Federation - 2011   Observers                       guidelines                                                         and Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Statutory Committee composed of
                                                                                                     Greece - 2011                   San Marino - 2017           EU, UNESCO, OECD, UNWTO
                                                                                                                                                                                              - Programme strategy                                                 Permanent Representatives to the Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                              - award of the certification “Cultural Route of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Council of Europe”                                     - Headquarters at the European Institute of Cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Routes, Luxembourg
                                                                                                                                                                                              - advice and expert assistance for the development,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 implementation and promotion of the Cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Routes


                                                                                                                                                                                              During 2018 the Council of Europe Enlarged                Highlights
Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes expanded
                                                                                                                                                                                              its membership, and currently features 32                 Accession Ceremony for the member States who
                                                                                                                                                                                              member States.                                            joined the EPA during 2018, within the framework of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the 8th Annual Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes
                                                                                                                                                                                              On the 6th July 2017, the Permanent Representation        of the Council of Europe: Mr. Matjaz Gruden, Director
                                                                                                                                                                                              of Finland to the Council of Europe officially informed   of Democratic Participation of the Council of Europe,
                                                                                                                                                                                              the Secretary General of the Council of Europe of         handed over to the representatives of the Holy See
                                                                                                                                                                                              Finland’s accession to the EPA, as of 1st January 2018.   (Monsignor Maurizio Bravi, Permantent Observer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the Holy See to the UNWTO and Representative
                                                                                                                                                                                              On 2nd October 2017, the President of the Republic        of the Holy See to the Governing Board of the EPA)
                                                                                                                                                                                              of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, officially informed      and Turkey (Mr. Hüseyin Gazi Coşan, Counsellor of
                                                                                                                                                                                              the Council of Europe of Turkey’s accession to the        Turkish Tourism Board in Berlin), the official letters
                                                                                                                                                                                              EPA, registered as of 15th January 2018.                  formalising the accession of their countries to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EPA.
                                                                                                                                                                                              On Wednesday 21st March 2018, the Archbishop Paul
                                                                                                                                                                                              R. Gallagher, Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations      EPA Governing Board and evaluation cycle (see
                                                                                                                                                                                              with States, informed Mr Thorbjørn Jagland,               page 36)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Secretary General of the Council of Europe, of the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Holy See’s accession to the EPA, registered as of the
                                                                                                                                                                                              21st March 2018.



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2.1 -	Statutory bodies and staff



                                                                                        EPA Governing Board                                            - Peter Miladinov                                                 Meeting of the EPA Governing Board
                                                                                            -M
                                                                                              arianne Berger Marjanovic                               Bulgaria (Ministry of Culture State expert,            18th
                                                                                             hair, Norway (Art Council Norway, Research and
                                                                                            C                                                           International Activities Unit)                                    - Evaluation cycle 2017-18
                                                                                            Development Coordinator)                                   - Birgitta Ringbeck
                                                                                            -K
                                                                                              arin Zimmer                                             Germany (Federal Foreign Office, Division for          19th       - presentations by the representatives of the Cultural
                                                                                             ice-Chair, Austria (Federal Ministry of Education,
                                                                                            V                                                           Multilateral Cultural and Media Policy, Council of                   Routes of the Council of Europe under evaluation
                                                                                            Arts and Culture, Head, Department for Bilateral            Europe, EU, ASEM, ICCROM, German Commission             April
                                                                                            and Multilateral Cultural Affairs)                          for UNESCO)                                                       - audition of candidate projects for certification

                                                                                        EPA Statutory Committee of member States                   Secretariat                                               Luxembourg   -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           election of Mrs. Marianne Berger Marjanovic as
                                                                                            -S
                                                                                              tephan Müller                                       - Stefano DOMINIONI                                                    Chair of the Governing Board
                                                                                             hair, Luxembourg (Ambassador, Permanent
                                                                                            C                                                      Executive Secretary
                                                                                            Representative of Luxembourg to the Council of                                                                                - Annual Advisory forum: follow up to the Lucca
                                                                                            Europe)                                                Staff                                                                     Forum declaration (2017), VIII Advisory Forum in
                                                                                                                                                   - Marie Sautin                                                            Görlitz (Germany, 2018), XI Advisory Forum in Sibiu
                                                                                        Members of the Bureau                                      Executive Assistant                                                       (Romania, 2019), proposals for hosting the Advisory
                                                                                            - Marianne Berger Marjanovic                           - Catherine Hannequart                                                    Forum in 2020.
                                                                                            - Karin Zimmer                                         Assistant (from 16th August)
                                                                                            -S teliana Cojocariu                                                                                                         - EPA working methods and new tools proposals
                                                                                             omania (Senior Counsellor for the Ministry of
                                                                                            R                                                                                                                                from the Bureau
                                                                                            Tourism of Romania)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Cooperation with International Organisations:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             European Union, UNESCO, UNWTO, OEI.


                                                                        2.2 -      Statutory meetings and activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Meeting of the EPA Statutory Committee of member States
                                                                                                                                                                                                               23rd
                                                                                        Meeting of the Bureau of the EPA Governing Board                                                                                                                                            - Budgetary management accounts 2017
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Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)
                                                                                        - Evaluation cycle 2017-18                                                                                                                                                                 - EPA budget 2018-2019

                                                                          16th          - 8th Annual Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes of                                                               Strasbourg                                                             - updated programme of activities for 2018
                                                                                           the Council of Europe
                                                                         February                                                                                                                                                                                                   - draft programme of activities for 2019
                                                                                        - Activity report 2017 and draft programme 2018

                                                                        Luxembourg      - Grant agreement between the Council of Europe
                                                                                           and the European Commission (DG Regio) 2017-                                                                                   Governing board statutory activities
                                                                                           2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - A ssistance to EPA member States in identifying potential new cultural routes and existing routes where
                                                                                        - 20th Anniversary of the European Institute of                                                                                     membership is relevant, dialogue with observer States
                                                                                           Cultural Routes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - A ssessment of applications for “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Organisation and review of the regular 3-years evaluation of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Organisation of the Annual Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in coordination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the EPA member State hosting the event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Cooperation with the European Union and other international organisations
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2.3 - 	Evaluations and certifications                                                                                                    2.4 -	Cooperation with International Organisations



                                                                                                                                      1                                                                                       Görlitz Roadmap                                                     - Presentation of the Cultural Routes of the Council
                                                                                                8                                     certified Cultural Route of the      6                                                  The Görlitz Roadmap takes into account reflections                     of Europe Programme by Stefano Dominioni,
                                                                                                certified Cultural Routes of the      Council of Europe evaluated          candidates presented                               and suggestions expressed during the Cultural                          Executive Secretary of the EPA, at the Steering
                                                                                                Council of Europe evaluated           under exceptional evaluation         for possible certification                         Routes of the Council of Europe 8th Annual Advisory                    Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape
                                                                                                (cycle 2017-2018)                     (cycle 2017-2018)                    (cycle 2017-2018)                                  Forum with regards to the main themes addressed                        (CDPP), 6th – 8th June, Strasbourg, FR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              during the event. It gives particular attention to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              strategies and synergies between the Cultural                       - Presentation of the Cultural Routes of the Council
                                                                                                                                      10                                   8                                                  Routes of the Council of Europe and International                      of Europe Programme by Stefano Dominioni,
                                                                                                2                                     certified Cultural Routes of the     new projects undergoing                            Organizations and initiatives such as: the European                    Executive Secretary of the EPA, at the Congress of
                                                                                                new Cultural Routes                   Council of Europe undergoing         evaluation for possible                            Heritage Days, European Heritage Label, European                       Local and Regional Authorities of the Council
                                                                                                certified in 2018                     evaluation (cycle 2018-2019)         certification (cycle 2018-2019)                    Capitals of Culture, UNESCO, ICOMOS, OEI, among                        of Europe, Chamber of the Regions, 18th June,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              others.                                                                Strasbourg, FR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Presentation of the Cultural Routes of the
                                                                                              Regular evaluation                                        - Transromanica – The Romanesque Routes of                                                                                                Council of Europe Programme by Stefano
                                                                                              The certified Cultural Routes of the Council of               European Heritage                                                                                                                      Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the EPA, at the
                                                                                              Europe are evaluated every 3 years, in order to           - Via Regia                                                                                                                              Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Culture,
                                                                                              assess their compliance with the certification            - Viking Routes                                                                                                                          Science, Education and Media, Sub-Committee
                                                                                              criteria envisaged by the Committee of Ministers                                                                                                                                                     on Culture, Diversity and Heritage, 25th June,
                                                                                              Resolution CM/Res(2013)67 revising the rules for          Evaluation of candidates                                              Council of Europe                                                    Strasbourg, FR
                                                                                              the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of        Every year projects apply to request the                              The EPA cooperates steadily with other entities,
                                                                                              Europe” certification2.                                   certification “Cultural Routes of the Council of                      bodies and institutions of the Council of Europe, to                The EPA liaises with various international
                                                                                                                                                        Europe”. Projects are assessed with reference to                      strengthen the institutional support to the Cultural                organisations, in order to support the development
                                                                                              Evaluation cycle 2017-2018 - completed                    CM/Res(2013)67.                                                       Routes, as well as to prompt their extension and                    of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, to
                                                                                              8 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe were                                                                                 embed additional routes.                                            protect and enhance European cultural heritage and
                                                                                              evaluated and found in compliance with CM/                2017-2018 Certification cycle - completed                                                                                                 to promote sustainable cultural tourism through the
                                                                                              Res(2013)67:                                              Among the applications, 4 projects were selected by                                                                                       Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
                                                                                              - ATRIUM, architecture of totalitarian regimes of the   the EICR and EPA Bureau for possible certification
                                                                                                 20th century                                           “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”.
                                                                                              -E  uropean Cemeteries Route                             - European Places of Peace                                                                                                               The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural
Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)
                                                                                              - European Route of Cistercian Abbeys                    - Impressionisms Route                                                                                                                   Routes underlines “the importance of cultural
                                                                                              - European Route of Historical Thermal Towns             - European Templars Route                                                                                                                routes as tangible illustrations, through European
                                                                                              - Prehistoric Rock Art Trails                            - Via Charlemagne                                                                                                                        trans-border itineraries, of the pluralism and
                                                                                              - Réseau Art Nouveau Network                                                                                                                                                                       diversity of European culture based on shared
                                                                                              - Route of Saint Olav Ways                               The EPA Governing Board decided to award the                                                                                              values, and as means for intercultural dialogue
                                                                                              - Via Habsburg                                           “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” certification                                                                                  and understanding”
                                                                                              1 Cultural Route of the Council of Europe was evaluated   to two candidates: Impressionisms Routes and Via                                                                                                                    Resolution CM/Res(2013)66
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Presentation at the Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Culture,
                                                                                              under exceptional evaluation and found in compliance      Charlemagne.                                                          Science, Education and Media, Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity   confirming the establishment of the Enlarged Partial
                                                                                              with CM/Res(2013)67:                                                                                                            and Heritage, Strasbourg, FR.                                                 Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), 2013
                                                                                              - Phoenician’s Route                                     2018-2019 Evaluation Cycle – underway
                                                                                                                                                        - Cyril and Methodius Route
                                                                                              Evaluation cycle 2018-2019 – underway                     - European Route of Industrial Heritage
                                                                                              Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe – under          - Heloïse, European Pedagogues Route
                                                                                              evaluation:                                               - Iron Curtain Trail
                                                                                              - Cluniac sites in Europe                                - Le Corbusier Destinations: Architectural
                                                                                              - Destination Napoleon                                      Promenades
                                                                                              - European Route of Jewish heritage                      - Liberation Route Europe
                                                                                              - European Routes of the Emperor Charles V               - Places of Peace                                               More information
                                                                                              - In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson             - Routes of Reformation
                                                                                              - Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route                                                                                             Cultural Routes
                                                                                              - Routes of the Olive Tree                                                                                                         of the Council of Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Resources
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The Huguenot and Waldensian Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 activities: hiking, geocaching, conferences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                April - October, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse, DE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Pyrenean Iron Route                                  United Nations World Tourism
                                                                               European Union                                                    European Year of Cultural Heritage:                            Exhibition «Industrial heritage and Iron Route in the    Organisation
                                                                               - Cooperation with the European Union External                                                                                  Pyrenees»
                                                                                 Action Service (EEAS): the EEAS will participate                2018 has been designated as the European Year of               7th July 2018 – 23rd December 2019, AD, ES, FR            Implementation of the Memorandum of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         -
                                                                                 in the Governing Board meetings of the EPA as an                Cultural Heritage by the European Commission. The                                                                        Cooperation, signed in 2016 between the UNWTO
                                                                                 Observer as of 1st January 2019.                                initiative was designed to be truly European, with             The European Route of Megalithic Culture                  and the Council of Europe: cooperation on the
                                                                                                                                                 events, activities and celebrations all around Europe          «Experience megalith culture - megalithic                 Phoenicians’ Route. Promotion of the Phoenicians’
                                                                               European Commission                                               to promote a sense of belonging to a common                    tombs virtually» & Bad Iburg, Garden Festival             Cultural Tourism Programme, contributing to
                                                                                                                                                 European space and aimed at getting people                     “Landesgartenschau 2018»                                  the development of a new model of sustainable
                                                                                                                                                 interested and involved in cultural heritage.                  23 April - 29 April 2018, Osnabrücker Land, DE            and inclusive tourism, in order to provide a more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Routes of El Legado Andalusi                          authentic, community-based experience along
                                                                                                                                                 As a member of the Stakeholder Committee of                    Zocos de al-Andalus                                       3 Cultural Route Tourism Itineraries
                                                                                                                                                 the EYCH 2018, the European Institute of Cultural              25th - 27th May / 1st-3rd June, Ugíjar, Almería, ES
                                                                                                                                                 Routes was entitled to select and label activities                                                                      - Participation at the 8th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’
                                                                                                                                                 implemented by the Cultural Routes of the Council              European Route of Jewish Heritage                           Meeting, 7th March, ITB Berlin, DE.
                                                                                                                                                 of Europe which were in line with the objectives of            European Story Telling Jewish Heritage Festival
                                                                                                                                                 the EYCH.                                                      2nd September – 29th October, 28 countries               In what was the biggest Silk Road Ministers Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to date, 34 Member States convened in ITB Berlin to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                European Institute of Cultural Routes                    discuss the “2025 Silk Road Tourism Agenda”. The
                                                                                                                                                 Cultural Routes activities that received the EYCH              30th Anniversary of the EICR                             meeting was also attended by numerous UNWTO
                                                                               7 Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Sofia,
                                                                                th

                                                                               BG.                                                               label from the EICR included the following:                    31st May - 1st June, Luxembourg, LU                      Affiliate Members and partner organizations.

                                                                               - Council of Europe – European Commission Grant                  Via Francigena                                                 European Institute of Cultural Routes
                                                                                  Agreement: “ROUTES4U” joint programme (see                     European Francigena Marathon & World Francigena                Training Academy on Cultural Routes
                                                                                  chapter n°5)                                                   Ultramarathon 2018                                             12th - 15th June, Cuacos de Yuste, Extremadura, ES
                                                                               - Participation at the 7th Annual Forum of the EU                27th May / 20th - 21st October, IT
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA)
                                                                                  Strategy for the Danube Region, jointly organised
                                                                                  by Bulgarian authorities and by the European                   European Cemeteries Route                                                                                               Organisation for Economic Co-
                                                                                  Commission (DG REGIO), in cooperation with the                 Annual General Meeting & Week of Discovering            “The European Parliament calls on the Commission and            operation and Development (OECD)
                                                                                  Danube Transnational Programme. 17th-19th                      European Cemeteries                                     the EEAS to strengthen cooperation with the Enlarged
                                                                                  October, Sofia, BG                                             20-22 September / May - June, Innsbruck, AT / 63        Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council             Participation in the OECD Conference on
                                                                               - Cooperation with the European Commission within                cities in 21 countries                                  of Europe, an institutional tool for strengthening              “Unleashing the Transformative Power of Culture
                                                                                  the context of the 2018 European Year of Cultural                                                                      grassroots cultural relations also with third countries,        and Creativity for Local Development”, organized
                                                                                  Heritage:                                                      The Saint Martin of Tours Route                         with a view to promoting the fundamental values of              in co-operation with the European Commission and
                                                                                                                                                 Dom-le-Mesnil, international municipality for sharing   cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and sustainable      UNESCO, 6th-7th December 2018, Venice, IT:
                                                                                                                                                 11th November, FR, DE, BE                               territorial development of less well-known cultural
                                                                        “The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe act as                                                                             destinations, while preserving their shared cultural            Presentation of the Cultural Routes Programme
                                                                        channels of dialogue, bridging places and citizens,                      European Route of Historical Thermal Towns              heritage.”                                                      during two sessions: “Cultural heritage for economic
                                                                        tourists and local communities, and people with different                EHTTA and ESPA Joint Conference on Thermalism and                                           Towards an EU strategy      development and urban regeneration” and “Cultural
                                                                        backgrounds, identities and beliefs.”                                    Thermal EU policies                                                              for international cultural relations   Heritage, tourism and rural development”.
                                                                                                             Marianne Berger Marjanovic          September - October, Brussels, BE
                                                                                                            Chair, Governing Board,
                                                                                      Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes              The Phoenicians’ Route
                                                                                                                                                 11 Activities: Intercultural Travels, conferences,      More information
                                                                                                                                                 seminars, Plein Air Camper Tour, historical regatta.
                                                                                                                                                 March - September, IT, ES                                         European Year of                        8th UNWTO Silk Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cultural Heritage                       Ministers’ Meeting
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                                                                                      activities in EPA                  activities along the Cultural       activities in other Council or        In the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the         18th – 19th May, Champlitte, FR
                                                                                      member States                      Routes of the Council of Europe     Europe member States                  Council of Europe, organised by the Croatian Ministry   Participation in the 1st International General Assembly
                                                                                                                                                                                                   of Tourism with the support of Central European         of the European Association of the Via Francigena
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Initiative                                              (AEVF)
                                                                                    The EPA promotes a greater awareness of the links          24th May, Nancy, FR
                                                                                    between cultures in Europe and beyond, between         Presentation of the Cultural Routes of the Council           15th November, Saint Petersburg, RU                    4th July, Strasbourg, FR
                                                                                    heritage, cultural and sustainable tourism and         of Europe programme at the occasion of the              VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum         Participation in the certification ceremony of Via
                                                                                    development. This contributes to the communication     Europe Month                                            Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation           Charlemagne, held at the headquarters of the
                                                                                    and dissemination strategy of the Cultural Routes of   In the context of a citizen consultation entitled                                                               European Parliament in Strasbourg
                                                                                    the Council of Europe Programme.                       «Rethinking heritage and citizen engagement: the            27th – 28th November, Strasbourg, FR
                                                                                                                                           example of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe».   Conference “The Cultural Routes of the Council of           17th July, Santiago de Compostela, ES
                                                                                    Participation in activities in EPA                                                                             Europe, Journeys of faith and encounter”                Participation in the XI International Jacobean
                                                                                    member states                                              20th – 22nd September, Cetinje, ME                  Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the Council of     Lessons “El Camino de Santiago in the 2018 European
                                                                                                                                           XXIII Regional Milocer Development Forum                Europe and the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of       Year of Cultural Heritage”, organized by Santiago de
                                                                                        27th February, Tbilisi, GE                         “Economic Development Model based on Tourism            Europe (CCEE)                                           Compostela University
                                                                                    Official Launching of the Cultural Routes of the       – Challenges and Threats”
                                                                                    Council of Europe programme                            Association of Economists and Managers of                    29th November, Gdansk, PL                              13th – 15th September, Alès, FR
                                                                                    Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia               Montenegro (AEM ME), in cooperation with the            Baltic Sea States Forum: “Cultural heritage in          Participation in the 140th Anniversary of R. L.
                                                                                                                                           University of Donja Gorica (UDG) and the Baltic         promotion and development of the Baltic Sea             Stevenson’s journey.
                                                                                        13th March, Podgorica, ME                          Management Development Association.                     Region”
                                                                                    Presentation of the Cultural Routes of the Council                                                             Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and         23rd – 25th November, Alcobaça, PT
                                                                                    of Europe Programme                                                                                            the National Maritime Museum in Gdansk                  3° International meeting of Cistercian Abbeys
                                                                                    Ministry of Culture of Montenegro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Participation in activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in other council of Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           member states

                                                                                                                                               3rd October, Belgrade, RS                                                                                        09th March, Waterford, IE
                                                                                        21 – 23 March, Ferrara, IT
                                                                                           st    rd
                                                                                                                                           8 Business Conference on South East Europe
                                                                                                                                            th
                                                                                                                                                                                                        06 – 07 December, Venice, IT
                                                                                                                                                                                                         th    th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Conference ‘Pilgrimage and the Evolution of
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                                                                                    Restoration Museums and Cultural Business              Tourism 2018                                            OECD      Conference   on    “Unleashing  the           Spiritual Tourism’
                                                                                    International Trade Show                               Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications       Transformative Power of Culture and Creativity          Spirituality Institute for research and Education
                                                                                    Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Italy     and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia       for Local Development”                                  (SpIRE), Dublin, and the Waterford Institute of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Organization for Economic Cooperation and               Technology (WIT)
                                                                                        26th April, Jyväskylä, FI                              17th-19th October, Sofia, BG                        Development (OECD)
                                                                                    Seminar on “Cultural routes network – Cultural         7 Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the
                                                                                                                                            th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12th April, Kharkiv, UA
                                                                                    routes as international content for tourism”           Danube Region                                                                                                   International Seminar “Cultural Heritage as
                                                                                    Ministry of Culture of Finland                         Jointly organised by Bulgaria and by the European       Participation in activities                             Resource for Development. Opportunities within
                                                                                                                                           Commission (DG REGIO), in cooperation with the          along the Cultural Routes of the                        the European Programs”
                                                                                                                                           Danube Transnational Programme                          Council of Europe                                       Ministry of Culture of Ukraine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               9th November, Birmingham, GB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ironbridge Annual Lecture, «Making Sense of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Europe’s Heritage: The Cultural Routes of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Council of Europe»
                                                                                         9th May, Brač, HR                                                                                                                                                 University of Birmingham
                                                                                    4 Congress of Rural Tourism “A new era – the era
                                                                                     th

                                                                                    of rural tourism”
                                                                                    Ministry of Tourism of Croatia                             14th -16th November, Mali Losinj, HR
                                                                                                                                           High-level International Conference on “Cultural
                                                                                                                                           Routes of the Olive Tree as a model for Europe’s
                                                                                                                                           values, heritage and sustainable development”
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                                                                                       Andorra - 2012                              Finland - 2018                                Lithuania - 2012                              Russian Federation - 2011
                                                                              Oliver Codina                                Anne Mattero                                  Alfredas Jomantas                             Olga Yarilova
                                                                              Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport         Ministry of Education and Culture             Ministry of Culture                           Ministry of Culture
                                                                              cultura@govern.ad                            kirjaamo@minedu.fi                            centras@kpd.lt                                contact (see website)
                                                                              www.cultura.ad                               www.minedu.fi                                 www.kpd.lt                                    www.mkrf.ru

                                                                                      Armenia - 2015                                France - 2011                                Luxembourg - 2011                              San Marino - 2017
                                                                              Anna Ghazaryan                               Nicolas Monquaut, Isabelle Hurdubae           Barbara Zeches                                Mauro Maiani
                                                                              Ministry of Culture                          Ministry of Culture and Communication         Ministry of Culture                           Ministry of Foreign Affairs
                                                                              info@mincult.am                              contact (see website)                         info@mc.public.lu                             segreteria.affariesteri@gov.sm
                                                                              www.mincult.am                               www.culture.gouv.fr                           www.gouvernement.lu/mc                        www.esteri.sm

                                                                                       Austria - 2011                              Georgia - 2016                                 Monaco - 2013                                 Serbia - 2012
                                                                              Karin Zimmer                                 Levan Kharatishvili                           Leticia De Massy                              Asja Draca Muntean
                                                                              Austrian Federal Chancellery, Division II:   Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection   Direction of Cultural Affairs                 Ministry of Culture and Information
                                                                              Arts and Culture                             mc@culture.gov.ge                             www.gouv.mc/Gouvernement-et-Institutions/     contact (see website)
                                                                              ii@bka.gv.at                                 www.mcs.gov.ge                                Le-Gouvernement/Departement-de-l-Interieur/   www.kultura.gov.rs
                                                                              www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at                                                                  Direction-des-Affaires-Culturelles

                                                                                      Azerbaijan - 2011                              Germany - 2013                              Montenegro - 2011                             Slovak Republic - 2014
                                                                              Araz Baghirli                                Birgitta Ringbeck                             Aleksandar Dajkovic                           Jana Knažková
                                                                              Ministry of Culture and Tourism              Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs           Ministry of Culture                           Ministry of Culture
                                                                              mct@mct.gov.az                               www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/kontakt            www.mku.gov.me/en/contact                     mksr@culture.gov.sk
                                                                              www.mct.gov.az                               www.auswaertiges-amt.de                       www.mku.gov.me/en/ministry                    www.culture.gov.sk

                                                                                      Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2016                 Greece - 2011                                Norway - 2011                                 Slovenia - 2011
                                                                              Biljana Čamur                                Georgis Kalamantis                            Marianne Berger Marjanovic                    Spela Spanzel
                                                                              Ministry of Foreign Affairs                  Ministry of Culture and Sport                 Arts Council Norway                           Ministry of Culture
                                                                              info_mvpbih@mvp.gov.ba                       ddsee@culture.gr                              post@kulturradet.no                           gp.mk@gov.si
                                                                              www.mvp.gov.ba                               www.culture.gr/en/ministry                    www.kulturradet.no                            www.mk.gov.si
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                                                                                       Bulgaria - 2011                              Hungary - 2013                               Poland - 2017                                  Spain - 2011
                                                                              Peter Miladinov                              Julia Komlovszki                              Hanna Jędras                                  Pilar Barraca, Judit Ara Lazaro
                                                                              Ministry of Culture                          Ministry of Human Capacities                  Ministry of Culture and National Heritage     Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
                                                                              press@mc.government.bg                       miniszter@emmi.gov.hu                         rzecznik@mkidn.gov.pl                         Fine Arts Protection heritage. Analysis Unit -
                                                                              www.mc.government.bg                         www.kormany.hu                                www.mkidn.gov.pl                              European Cultural Routes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       contact (see website)
                                                                                       Croatia - 2016                                Holy See - 2018                                                                   www.mecd.gob.es
                                                                              Tatjana Horvatic                             Monsignor Maurizio Bravi
                                                                              Ministry of Culture                          Ufficio: Palazzo San Callisto                          Portugal - 2011                              Switzerland - 2013
                                                                              kabinet@min-kulture.hr                       00120 Vatican City                            Manuel Lacerda                                David Vitali
                                                                              www.min-kulture.hr                                                                         Ministry of Culture General Directorate       Federal Office of Culture
                                                                                                                                                                         of Cultural Heritage                          info@bak.admin.ch
                                                                                        Cyprus - 2011                               Italy - 2011                         dgpc@dgpc.pt                                  www.bak.admin.ch
                                                                              Eleni Pilla                                  Giuliana De Francesco                         www.patrimoniocultural.gov.pt
                                                                              Ministry of Education and Culture            Ministry of Cultural Heritage
                                                                              moec@moec.gov.cy                             and Activities and Tourism                             Romania - 2013                                Turkey - 2018
                                                                              www.moec.gov.cy                              contact (see website)                         Steliana Cojocariu                            Cengiz Aydin
                                                                                                                           www.beniculturali.it                          Ministry of Tourism                           Ministry of Culture and Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                         cabinet.ministru@mturism.ro                   Contact (see website)
                                                                                                                                                                         www.turism.gov.ro                             www.kulturturizm.gov.tr
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