Strenthening regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

6-7 September 2018 | Oslo, Norway

The first Routes4U meeting for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) took place on 6 and 7 September 2018 in Oslo, Norway. The meeting contributed to identify the regional needs of the Baltic Sea 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 Baltic Sea Region. One dedicated session focused on strengthening the existing Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and developing new ones.

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Participants to the meeting included representatives from European Institutions, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe networks and stakeholders from the cultural and tourism field at national and macro-regional level in the Baltic Sea Region.

The event was hosted by the Arts Council Norway.


Routes4U Project is a joint programme between the European Commission (Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy – DG REGIO) and the Council of Europe (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes – EPA). The project aims at strengthening regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in the four EU macro-regions. Norway is member of the EPA on Cultural Routes since 2011 and currently chairing its Governing Board.

Venue Venue

Arts Council Norway
Mølleparken 2
0459 Oslo