Routes4U meeting for the Danube Region (EUSDR)
The first Routes4U meeting for the Danube Region (EUSDR) took place on 6 November 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting contributed to identify the regional needs of the Danube 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 Danube Region. One dedicated session focussed 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 Danube Region.
The event was hosted by the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration.
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. Romania is member of the EPA on Cultural Routes since 2013 and currently member of its Governing Board Bureau.
Programme | Tuesday 6 November 2018
|08:30||Registration of participants|
|10:00||Parallel workshops (part 1/2)|
Workshop 1 | Sustainable development through cultural tourism: building prosperity in the Danube Region
Participants will discuss cultural tourism as driver for growth, jobs and economic development in the Danube Region. They will formulate recommendations on how to tackle specific challenges in the Danube Region
Workshop 2 | Participative and transnational story-telling: cultural heritage for connecting the Danube Region
Participants will discuss possibilities of cultural cooperation in the Danube 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.
Workshop 3 | Marketing strategies for the promotion and visibility of heritage in the Danube Region
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 Danube Region.
|11:45||Parallel workshops (part 2/2)|
|14:00||Plenary session | Workshops follow-up|
Presentation of the main topics and issues discussed during the parallel workshops.
|14.30||Panel discussion | Fostering the Cultural Routes in the Danube Region, within Routes4U Project (part 1/2)|
Discussion on priorities and possible extensions in the Danube Region.
|16:00||Panel discussion (part 2/2)|
Presentation of project and new themes of Cultural Routes in the Danube Region.
|17:30||Closing session | Summarizing the results and future steps to be taken|
Definition of Routes4U priorities regarding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme in the Danube Region.
|18:00||Networking dinner and social programme|
|21:00||End of the meeting|
Hotel Marshal Garden (*****)
50 B, Dorobantilor Boulevard, District 1
010574, Bucharest. Romania
How to reach the Hotel Marshal Garden?
The Hotel Marshal Garden is 650m from the Piața Romană. You will find below some public transport options.
A one way ticket cost in average 3,5 RON. To plan your journey by public transport, you can also consult the following route planner: http://stbsa.ro/eng/calcul_ruta_en.php
From the Bucharest Airport Baneasa Aurel-Vlaicu
- Take Express bus 783, Metro 2 or Bus 131 to Piața Romană. Travel duration: ~25min. More information HERE
From the Bucharest Airport Henri-Coandă
- Take express bus 783 to Piața Romană. Travel duration: ~45min. More information HERE
Currency: Romanian Leu
1 RON = 0.21 EUR
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