The first Routes4U Project regional workshop in the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) will take place on 6 June in Venice, Italy.
It will provide the opportunity to discuss about Adriatic-Ionian Region needs and identify areas of cooperation among stakeholders, with regard to the Routes4U Project.
During the meeting, the role of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe for regional development (sustainable and responsible tourism of the Cultural Routes, job creation and specific challenges for Cultural Routes management in the Adriatic-Ionian Region), for social cohesion in line with the Faro-Convention (governance structures of the Cultural Routes, involvement of civil society) and for heritage visibility (visibility of Cultural Routes at regional level, Cultural Routes "brand", macro-regional signposting) will be discussed.
More information to come in the next newsletter.
Interview with Commissioner Crețu
"Cultural Routes (...) help generating a feeling of common identity across national and regional borders, something much needed in order to advance on the path of European integration and to ensure prosperity and stability beyond the borders of the EU."
Routes4U interviews are an invitation to get to know the different stakeholders of the 2017-2020 Joint Programme by the European Union and the Council of Europe.
We invite Ms Corina Crețu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy (DG REGIO), to tell us more about the origins of the EU Macro-Regional Strategies, her views on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme and the role of civil societies in the EU Macro-regional Strategies.
On 27 March 2018, the kick-off meeting of the “Routes4U” Project Steering Committee took place in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels. The Steering Committee is the advisory body of the Routes4U Project: it provides advice and recommendations upon the project implementation.
The meeting was organized by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes - EPA (Council of Europe), in collaboration with the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy - DG REGIO (European Commission). This Kick-off meeting was the opportunity to discuss about the methodology, objectives and actions of the Routes4U Project and for the different stakeholders to meet: The Council of Europe (EPA on Cultural Routes), the European Commission (DG REGIO, DG EAC and DG GROW), the four EU Macro-Regions (EUSAIR, EUSALP, EUSBSR, EUSDR) and representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. We also had the pleasure to count with the presence of the European Committee of the Regions.
For the minutes of the meeting, photos and presentation, click below.
The Routes4U call for experts, launch in March to identify talented people for the project, is now closed. This experts' database will be consult during the implementation of the Routes4U Project (2017-2020) in order to ask selected experts to carry out a variety of tasks, such as: Research on existing macro-regional policies in the field of the Cultural Routes; Elaboration of new policies, guidelines or recommendations; Training on subjects related to the Cultural Routes such as marketing, sustainable tourism, small and medium-size entrepreneurships.
Some figures about the applications received - 239 applicants - 58% women | 42% men - 32 nationalies represented Field of expertise: - Regional development and/or sustainable growth: 51% - Social participation and/or cohesion: 15% - Communication and/or public relation: 15% - Other: 19%
Mucem Museum, Marseille, France (Alpine region - EUSALP)
"A museum can be much more than exhibitions. Here, the concrete lacework is my safe place. I am protected from the sun, the windy salt, but also daily life: I am out of sight, mysteriously surounded by shadows cast. I can just as well live the moment looking through the lace, think about past civilizations like the Phoenicians and plan future adventures"
Do you want to share a Cultural Route memory linked to the EU macro-region (Adriatic-ionian, Alpine, Baltic sea and Danube region)? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org