The Routes4U Project overall objective of fostering regional development through transnational cultural routes, heritage policies and practices is achieved by means of several different actions, including capacity building activities such as workshops and e-learning.
The Routes4U e-learning modules will address key issues for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and for the stakeholders from the EU macro-regions working in the cultural heritage and tourism fields. Different modules on the Cultural Routes, regional development, cultural cooperation and social cohesion will be developed. The course will be made available on the Council of Europe platform and will be promoted also by selected universities and on the websites of different stakeholders of Routes4U Project.
First module | The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe – step-by-step guidance on the certification and the implementation
This first module of the new free massive open online course (MOOC) of the Routes4U Project will provide relevant information on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme.
The module will include videos, check lists, infographics and various material for further studying.
Participants' learning progress will be evaluated via exercises and assignments. They will obtain a personalised certificate of attendance.
Who is this course for? The course is open to anyone interested in the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme. There is no specific background knowledge required.
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Language: English
- Launching: March 2019
What will you learn?
- What the label “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” stands for
- When and why the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was established and how it works today
- How a cultural heritage project could benefit from obtaining the certification by the Council of Europe
- Why the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are attractive for tourists
- How to create a Cultural Route project and how the certification process is working
- What Cultural Routes are represented in the four EU macro-regions (Adriatic-Ionian, Baltic Sea, Danube and Alpine Region) and what are the aspects of the macro-regional strategies that are of relevance when creating new Cultural Routes
Moreover, best practices of existing Cultural Routes will be presented.
Structure of the module
2. Framework and history of the Programme
- The Council of Europe
- The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme
3. Why to become a “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”
- Visibility of lesser-known destinations
- International recognition
- Political support
- Democratic governance and legal structure
- Quality trademark
- Funding opportunities
4. Why Cultural Routes are attractive for tourists
- Discovery of lesser-known destinations
- Meet the people – dialogue among diversities
- Sustainable tourism
- "Get the bigger picture" and "understand to be part of a wider story"
- Life-long learning
- Authentic experience
- Multi-sensorial experience
5. How to become a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe – The certification process
- The five steps
- The certification/ evaluation cycle
6.Cultural Routes and the European macro-regional strategies
- Cultural Routes and the Adriatic-Ionian Region
- Cultural Routes and the Baltic Sea Region
- Cultural Routes and the Danube Region
- Cultural Routes and the Alpine Region