The European Federation participates in the 9th edition of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Training Academy
The European Federation of the Saint James Way participated in the 9th edition of the Cultural Routes Training Academy of the Council of Europe, which this year took place from May 31 to June 3 and was hosted by the city of Fontainebleau (France) on behalf of the European Cultural Route of the Impressionists.
Sixty representatives of 35 cultural routes from 17 countries participated in a meeting whose main theme was cultural tourism.
The welcome reception was held at the Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visibility, cooperation, sustainability and the young
The École de Mines Paris Tech hosted the second day of work, in which the main future challenges for cultural routes were raised: visibility, cooperation, sustainability and today’s youth; topics that will be focused on in the debates of the Forum of European Cultural Routes to be held in October in Crete, with greater political participation and media coverage. The result of the Training Academy will be a memorandum with all the information and discussions
Throughout the day, thematic presentations and good practices were carried out by the routes and participating entities (Route of Carlos V, Route In Footsteps of RL Stevenson, Central Istria – Croatia, The Hansa, Route of San Martín de Tours, Via Regia, University of Bologna, Route of the Impressionists, European Route of Ceramics, European Route of Jewish Heritage, Europeana and Napoleon Destination, among others).
The Route of the Impressionists, host of the event, was the protagonist of the visits organized to places as emblematic as the medieval city of Moret-Loing et Orvanne or Barbizon, in which the representatives of the different cultural routes were able to get to know each other better and share experiences.
From left to right:
Translator, Stephano Dominioni (Executive Secretary of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe), Bruno Favel (Minister of Culture), Barbara Zeches (vice president of the European Cultural Routes), Pierre Bedouelle (President of the Impressionist Routes), Marie-Christine Labourdette (President of the Château de Fontainebleau)
Catarina Chaves (Technical Secretary of the European Federation of the Caminos de Santiago with Eladio Fernández-Galiano (Special Advisor for Cultural Routes).