Routes4U Meeting for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR)
Fostering regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
6 June 2018 | Venice, Italy
The first Routes4U meeting for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) took place on 6 June 2018 in Venice, Italy. The meeting contributed to identify the regional needs of the Adriatic and Ionian Region with regard to the Cultural Routes Programme in the framework of the Routes4U Project.
It determined areas of cooperation and recommendations on regional development, social participation and cultural cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian Region. One dedicated session focused on strengthening the existing Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and developing new ones.
Participants to the meeting included representatives from European Institutions, National and Regional bodies, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe networks as well as experts and stakeholders in socio-cultural and economical fields related to the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
The event was jointly hosted by the City of Venice and the Office of the Council of Europe in Venice.
Routes4U Project is a joint programme between the European Commission (DG REGIO) and the Council of Europe (EPA on Cultural Routes). The project aims at strengthening regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in the four EU macro-regions.
Programme | Wednesday 6 June 2018
|8.30||Registration of participants|
|9:00||Official opening and welcoming speeches (Room Teatro)|
Moderator: Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, Council of Europe
|9:30||High-level Panel Session (Room Teatro)|
Family picture with the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
|10:15||Routes4U Project presentation (Room Teatro)|
Participants will discuss cultural tourism as driver for growth, jobs and economic development in the Adriatic and Ionian region. They will formulate recommendations on how to tackle specific challenges in the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
Moderator: Vlasta KLARIĆ, President of the National Partnership for Cultural Tourism under Croatian Ministry of Tourism patronage, Croatia
Participants will discuss possibilities of cultural cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian Region. They will formulate recommendations on how to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting heritage as basis for common identity, as highlighted by the Council of Europe Faro Convention.
Moderator: Ols LAFE, Director of the Centre for Development of Ancient and Medieval Albanian Heritage, University Aleksandër Moisiu of Dürres, Albania
Participants will discuss the challenges related to tourism management and marketing, and will formulate recommendations on visibility strategies, meant at increasing the visibility of cultural heritage in the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
Moderator: Georgia ZOUNI, Lecturer on “Tourism marketing for organizations and enterprises”, Hellenic Open University, Greece
|14:00||Plenary session | The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and EUSAIR (Room Teatro)|
Moderator: Marianne BERGER MARJANOVIC, President of the Governing Board, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, Council of Europe
Presentation of the Cultural Routes on best practices in the Adriatic and Ionian Region
Discussion on EUSAIR priorities and possibilities of further Cultural Routes expansion in the Region
|16:30||Plenary session | Recommendations and future steps to be taken (Room Teatro)|
The experts will present to the audience the main issues discussed during the parallel sessions. Recommendations concerning Routes4U implementation will be formulated.
Moderator: Barbara TOCE, Vice-President, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Closing session: Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, Council of Europe
|17:30||Evening programme (optional)|
|20:00||End of the day|
The registration for the event is closed.
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- Save the date: European Commission, EUSAIR, San Servolo Island, EU monitor, Europa Nu and Hellenic Partnership Agreement 2014-2020 websites
Congress Center San Servolo
San Servolo Island
How to reach San Servolo Island?
The n°20 vaporetto (public transport) connects the island with the city center. It departs from San Zaccaria, the waterfront adjacent to Piazza San Marco. The landing dock is “San Zaccaria - Monumento”, in front of the "Londra Palace" Hotel.
Public transport trip planner: muoversi.venezia.it/en
Tel: +39 041 5229040
Hotels close to Piazza San Marco
Accommodation is at the expense of the participants.
Constanze METZGER, Routes4U Senior Project Officer
Tel.: +352 24 12 50 38
Laura LIGAZZOLO, Routes4U Project Assistant
Tel.: +352 24 12 50 39
Denise DE ROUX, Routes4U Communication Officer
Tel.: +352 24 12 50 39