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

2-3 April 2019 | Bard, Italy

The first Routes4U meeting for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) took place on 2 and 3 April 2019 in Bard, Italy. The meeting contributed to identify the regional needs of the Alpine Region with regard to the Cultural Routes Programme in the framework of the Routes4U Project.

Participants discussed cultural tourism, transnational cooperation and regional development through the Cultural Routes in the Alpine Region. The meeting was also devoted to discuss new cultural routes to be developed, such as "Via Alpina", “Mountaineering Villages”, “AlpFoodway” or “Via Claudia Augusta”, to promote and protect the rich heritage of the Alpine Region.

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 Alpine Region.

Routes4U co-organised the meeting with the Italian Autonomous Region of Valle d'Aosta and within the framework of the 2019 EUSALP Italian Presidency programme.

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Contacts Contacts


Constanze METZGER, Routes4U Senior Project Officer

Tel.: +352 24 12 50 38
E-mail: constanze.metzger[at]


Laura LIGAZZOLO, Routes4U Project Assistant

Tel.: +352 24 12 50 39
E-mail: laura.ligazzolo[at]

Venue Venue

Fort of Bard
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 85,
11020 Bard, AO

Logistics Logistics

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.