On the occasion of the upcoming event of 2-3 April in Bard: “Routes4U meeting for the Alpine Region (EUSALP): Strengthening regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” the following press release has been published:
22 March 2019
"Moving mountains with cultural heritage in the Alpine Region"
Routes4U meeting for the Alpine Region
The first Routes4U meeting for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) will take place the 2 and 3 April in Bard, Italy. Organised in the framework of the Routes4U Project, the event will discuss about the Cultural Routes rich and diverse cultural heritage in the macro-region and new cultural routes projects to be developed in the Alpine Region. The event is hosted by the Italian Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta and within the framework of the 2019 EUSALP Italian Presidency.
Participants will exchange views on regional needs of the Alpine Region with regard to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme in the framework of the Routes4U Project. The meeting will provide guidance on the certification “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”, showing the benefit of the certified networks with regard to the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region.
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe act as channels for intercultural dialogue and promote a better knowledge and understanding of our European shared history and heritage.
”Those who follow our Cultural Routes can expect to discover not only monuments, historical artefacts and archeological sites, but landscapes, local products and practices as well as traditions, beliefs and narratives” said Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
More than 20 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe cross the Alpine Region, including the Via Francigena, the Huguenots and Waldensian Trail, the Via Habsburg, the European Route of Jewish Heritage, the European Route of Historical Thermal Towns and the Iter Vitis – Wine Route.
Routes4U Project, joint programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe, aims at strengthening regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in line with the four EU macro-regional strategies (Adriatic-Ionian, Alpine, Baltic Sea and Danube Region), according to the Council of Europe Faro Convention.
Participants to the meeting include representatives from Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe networks, stakeholders from the cultural and tourism field at national and macro-regional level in the Alpine Region, European Institutions and International Organizations.
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