Ukraine: EICR participation at the International Seminar “Cultural Heritage as Resource for Development. Opportunities within the European Programs”
On the 12 April, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme was presented at the occasion of the International Seminar “Cultural Heritage as Resource for Development. Opportunities within the European Programs” in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
On this opportunity, Mr. Alfredas Jomantas (Chair of the Governing board of the EPA on Cultural Routes and member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Cultural Routes) has presented the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme, stressing the relevance of the Enlarged Partial Agreement. Mr. Stefano Dominioni (EPA Executive Secretary, EICR Director) has also participated, highlighting the involvement of Ukraine on the « Via Regia » Route, which crosses the country from Kiev until Wolodymyr Wolhynski and beyond towards Lubelskie. This route is a relevant initiative for the territories it traverses, where workshops are organized together with art and culture projects, exhibitions, meetings and conferences in order to revitalize this important historical road.
The event was held in presence of the Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Yevhen Nyschuk, the First Deputy Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Svitlana Fomenko, the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, the Kharkiv City Council along with Council of Europe and European Union delegates. Representatives of certified Cultural Routes attended as well, including Via Regia, Prehistoric Rock Art trails, Atrium and the European Route of Jewish Heritage.
This International Seminar is an excellent opportunity to reflect the potential of the Cultural Routes as a tool to promote the transnational dimension of European heritage, cultural co-operation and tourism, and to provide access to Europe’s multifaceted culture.
On the Picture from left to right: Mr. Alfredas Jomantas (President of the Governing Board, EPA), Ms. Svitlana Fomenko (First Deputy Ministry of Culture of Ukraine) and Mr. Stefano Dominioni (EPA Executive Secretary, EICR Director).