On the occasion of the 61st Regional Commission for Europe meeting (5-7 June 2017, Chisinau, Moldova), Stefano Dominioni, executive secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, presented the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme during the plenary session of the UNWTO Commission for Europe.
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From 30 May to 1st June 2017, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Training Academy was hosted by the Municipality of Alba Iulia (Romania), in partnership with the National Museum of Unification and the 1 Decembrie 1918 University. Parallel workshops were held around the subject "Development of sustainable tourism products along the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”. [...]
On 16-17 May 2017 was held in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral (United Kingdom) the conference marking the start of the five-year Green Pilgrimage project funded by Interreg Europe, which aims to promote awareness and growth of environmentally friendly pilgrimage.
On 11 May, Stefano Dominioni, Director of the EICR, met with Eduardo Basso and Apolonia Rodrigues, representatives of the European Network of Places of Peace, to discuss their application dossier for the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" (evaluation cycle 2016-17) and the future development of the network.
Following the the EU Council conclusions on culture in external relations adopted on 24th November 2015, the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg organised on 8 May an Ad-hoc EU task group on Culture and Development cooperation, which shall contribute to the p