Routes4U meeting for the Danube Region (EUSDR)
The first Routes4U meeting for the Danube Region (EUSDR) will take place on 6 November 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting will contribute to identify the regional needs of the Danube Region with regard to the Cultural Routes Programme in the framework of the Routes4U Project.
It will determine areas of cooperation and recommendations on regional development, social participation and cultural cooperation in the Danube Region. One dedicated session will focus on strengthening the existing Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and developing new ones.
Participants to the meeting include 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 is 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.
Draft programme | Tuesday 6 November 2018
|08:30||Registration of participants|
|10:00||Plenary session | The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Routes4U Project|
|10:30||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
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)|
|14:15||Plenary session | Workshops follow-up|
|15.00||Panel discussion | Fostering the Cultural Routes in the Danube Region, within Routes4U Project(part 1/2)|
Certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
Proposals for new "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe", extension of existing certified Cultural Route and new themes for Cultural Routes
|16:30||Panel discussion (part 2/2)|
|17:30||Closing session | Summarizing the results and future steps to be taken|
|21:00||End of the meeting|
* to be confirmed
Hotel Marshal Garden (*****)
50 B, Dorobantilor Boulevard, District 1
010574, Bucharest. Romania
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