Presentation of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme
Europe was constructed on the basis of centuries of exchanges between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. The traces of this legacy are still present in the routes that crisscross the continent and take no account of borders or nationalities.
The aim of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme is to preserve and enhance this heritage that builds a shared intercultural identity.
A Scienseed production, in the framework of the 2015-17 Joint-Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are an invitation to travel and to discover the rich and diverse heritage of Europe by bringing people and places together in networks of shared history and heritage. They put into practice the values of the Council of Europe: human rights, cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and mutual exchanges across borders.
The Cultural Routes programme was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987 with the Declaration of Santiago de Compostela. More info: www.coe.int/routes