Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are transnational grass-roots networks. They act as channels for intercultural dialogue and promote a better knowledge and understanding of European shared heritage.
Over 30 networks certified "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" provide a wealth of leisure and educational activities for all citizens across Europe and beyond. They cover a range of different themes, such as architecture, cultural landscape, gastronomy or major figures of European art, music and literature.
The certification “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” is a guarantee of excellence. The networks implement innovative activities and projects pertaining to five main priority fields of action: co-operation in research and development; enhancement of memory, history and European heritage; cultural and educational exchanges for young Europeans; contemporary cultural and artistic practice; cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development.
35 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe currently cross the 4 EU macro-regions*:
ATRIUM | Cluniac Sites in Europe | Destination Napoleon | European Cemeteries Route | European Mozart Ways | European Route of Ceramics | European Route of Cistercian Abbeys | European Route of Historic Thermal Towns | European Route of Industrial Heritage | European Route of Megalithic Culture | European Routes of Charles V | European Route of Jewish Heritage | Routes of Reformation | Huguenot and Waldensian Trail | Impressionisms Route | Iron Curtain Trail | Iter Vitis Route | Le Corbusier Destinations | Liberation Route Europe | Phoenicians' Route | Prehistoric Rock Art Trails | Réseau Art Nouveau Network | Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route | Routes of El legado andalusi | Routes of the Olive Tree | Route of Saint Olav Ways | Saint Martin of Tours Route | Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes | The Hansa | TRANSROMANICA | Via Charlemagne | Via Francigena | Via Habsburg | Via Regia | Viking Routes
* As of June 2019
- Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme
- EU Macro-Regional Strategies
- Faro Convention Action Plan