On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May, the Symposium and General Assembly of the European Association of Via Francigena was held in Champlitte, France.
The event organized in the Burgundy region, Franche Comte and Department of Haute Saone, laid the foundations for understanding how the Cultural Routes can act as engines of cultural and tourist development, accessible to all. From this point of view, it has been stressed the importance of the Via Francigena for the development of the French region, where it crosses other routes, such as the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes. The symposium was opened by Mr. Tescher, Mayor of Champlitte, Mr. Krattinger, President of the Department of Haute Saone, Mr. Tedeschi, President AEVF and Mrs. Bessot-Ballot, Deputy.
The session on Cultural Routes saw the participation of Mr Dominioni, Executive Secretary Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Mr Monquaut, Ministry of Culture.