Routes4U first macro-regional meeting | N°4 - May. 2018
The first Routes4U Project regional workshop in the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) will take place the 6 June 2018 in Venice, Italy.
The participants will determine areas of cooperation and recommendations on regional development, social participation and cultural cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will open the event, followed by a panel session with Hajrulla ÇEKU, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Environment of Albania, Frano MATUSIĆ, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia and Ivan IVANIŠEVIĆ, Director General of the Directorate for Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro. In the afternoon, parallel workshops will be moderated by macro-regional experts in the field of culture, tourism and marketing. They will formulate recommendations on how to make best use of the Cultural Routes for the regional development in EUSAIR. A plenary session will be dedicated to the Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe in the Adriatic-Ionian Region, as well as new projects to be further developped.
Find the agenda and other practical details online.
"I think that the countries in the [Danube] region have realized that their strength is in cooperation, joint promotion and creation of common touristic products."
Routes4U interviews provide an insight on the different stakeholders of the 2017-2020 Joint Programme by the European Union and the Council of Europe.
Ms Nikolina Angelkova, Bulgarian Minister of Tourism, told us more about the Presidency of the Danube region (EUSDR), her views on the opportunities and challenges regarding transnational cooperation and the Routes4U Project.
Digital Platform for an enhanced visitor experience in the EU macro-regions
The four EU macro-regions and their 27 countries are crossed by 25 transnational networks certified “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” such as the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes, the Hansa, the Olive Tree Routes and the Phoenicians’ Routes. The Routes4U digital platform will provide an online tool with touristic points of interest in the EU macro-region with two main features: A trip planner and an interactive map. Travellers will be able to organize a journey in the EU macro-regions through the European shared heritage of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. Partners such as cultural sites and tourism stakeholders will be highlighted along the Cultural Routes and countries concerned. The digital platform will be launched during the first semester of 2019, as a result of consultations in 2018 with stakeholders from the EU macro-regions and Cultural Routes. More information will be provided in our webpage (www.coe.int/routes4u) next month.
Pärnu, Estonia (Baltic Sea region - EUSBSR)
"This is more than fancy turnips and green beans. It's a reminder that we are shaped by our heritage, which can be reinvented, like here in Pärnu where turnips, used since hanseatic times and even before, are the paramount of this plate. ♡Learn about and "eat" heritage, that's what I like to do♡."
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