Expanding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe:
challenges and opportunities
26-27 October 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) was established in December 2010 and enables closer co-operation between states particularly interested in the development of Cultural Routes.
The EPA Strategies 2016-2020 was presented to the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, discussed and approved during its 14 April 2016 meeting.
The Annual Advisory Forum is the most important and significant annual event of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme and it is the occasion to debate priorities, review progress with the implementation of the Cultural Routes, share experiences.
Each Forum provides also the occasion to discuss and give guidelines on how to implement the EPA strategies, focusing each year on different topics.
The Vilnius Forum 2016 – “Expanding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: challenges and opportunities”, is focused on two major themes, considered strategic priorities by the Governing Board of the EPA:
- Expanding geographic coverage and partnerships;
- Developing new themes and topics.
As an outcome of the Forum, this roadmap composed by a set of actions is proposed to implement each topic in the daily activities of the stakeholders involved in the Programme, in particular EPA secretariat /European Institute of Cultural Routes, EPA Member states, certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe University Network, International Organisations potentially observer of the EPA Governing Board.