Routes4U project is implemented by the Council of Europe (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes) with the support of the European Union (DG REGIO - European Commission).
47 Member States belong to the Council of Europe. This international organization advocates freedom of expression and promotes human rights through international conventions, such as the "Faro Convention" on the value of cultural heritage for society.
The Directorate General of Democracy (DGII) co-fund Routes4U project. They support the Council of Europe in fields which are vital for the sustainability of democracy, among which cultural heritage, education, youth and sustainable development.
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe invite to discover the rich and diverse heritage of Europe. The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (DGII) ensures the implementation of the Routes4U Project.
28 Member States belong to the European Union. Decisions on specific matters of common interest can be made democratically at EU level through the seven shared institutions of the EU, such as the European Parliament and the European Council.
The European Commission, which represents the interests of the EU as a whole, is co-funding the project through the Directorate General for Regional Policies (DG-REGIO). DG REGIO supports job creation, improved quality of life and sustainable development at local and regional level.
Through the EU macro-regional strategies, Member States and third countries located in the same geographical area address common challenges, contributing to achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion.
- Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme
- EU Macro-Regional Strategies
- Faro Convention Action Plan