Strengthening the macro-regional strategy through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

6 November 2018 | Bucharest, Romania

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.

The meeting 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.

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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.


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