CHARTS Workshop on cultural routes will be held in Mallorca

Created/updated 13.01.2014 09:30
CHARTS Workshop on cultural routes will be held in Mallorca, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Thematic Workshop with study visits related to cultural routes will took place on 28 – 29 November 2013 in Mallorca, Spain, hosted by project partner Mallorca Council – Environment Department in the frame of the INTERREG IVC project CHARTS.

This workshop will be attended by Mr. Raitis Sijats – Chairman of the Board of Vidzeme Tourism Association, Ms. Ella Fridvalde-Andersone – Mayor of Vecpiebalga Municipality, Mr. Ainars Linins - Deputy Mayor of Limbazi Municipality, Ms. Inese Timermane – Head of Aloja Municipality TIC and Ms. Gita Memmena – Head of Saulkrasti Municipality TIC.

During thematic workshop participants will exchange experience on cultural routes in Europe, preparatory actions for creation and designation of cultural routes, development and promotional strategies of cultural routes, impacts on inter-cultural dialogue, creativity, innovation and competitiveness and contribution to initiatives for supporting transnational tourism products.

The two-day seminar will be closed by study visits at Serra de Tramuntana (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dry Stone Route GR 221.

"European Cultural Routes" crossing several regions or countries are a good starting point to promote the variety and complexity of European cultural tourism offer.
Cultural routes have a strong tourism potential, still mostly unexplored.

They are both transnational and representative of European common heritage and values.

They are also regarded as being a sustainable, ethical and social model, because they build on local knowledge, skills and heritage assets, they often promote lesser known European destinations. Moreover, 90% of their trails are in rural areas.

Active cooperation with the Council of Europe, the European Travel Commission, UN World Tourism Organisationand other international partners is contributing to further develop Pan-European Thematic Tourism Routes.

At the time being there are 29 trans-national itineraries connecting several cities, villages, rural communities across the continent and representing Europe as a single tourism destination.

Information prepared by

Ms. Ieva Treija
project CHARTS PR specialist
[email protected]

CHARTS project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme.

This project is funded by the EU’s European Regional Development fund through the INTERREG IVC programme. The publication/website reflects the author's views and the Managing Authority can not be held liable for the information published by the project partners.