The Destination Viking Association (DVA) Annual General Meeting took place in Caen, France between 22nd and 24th April, 2016. It was hosted by DVA member Les Vikings, An 911 and attended by 20 external participants from 10 Association members.
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The Annual Advisory Forum is the most important and significant of the Cultural Routes programme of activities. Upon invitation of Lithuania, the Forum will be held in Vilnius from 26 to 27 October 2016.
The Advisory Forum is an annual meeting of representatives of Cultural Routes operators, networks, international heritage and tourism organisations and platforms, local and regional authorities, civil society organisations, Chambers of Commerce, foundations and other donor organisations and professional organisations in the field of tourism, heritage and culture.
The Forum will discuss trends and challenges in relation to Cultural Routes and provide a platform for the exchange of experience, review of progress with the implementation of Cultural Routes, debates on new professional practice, the launch of new initiatives and the development of partnerships.
The representatives of the 32 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Member States representatives will meet at the European Institute of Cultural Routes in Luxembourg on 22 and 23 September 2016 at the occasion of a seminar dedicated to funding.
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe represent a unique programme focusing on culture, tourism and social and economic development which contributes to the interpretation of present Europe’s diversity by means of understanding our European heritage, history and memory.