The Cultural Foundation «Routes of the Olive Tree» took part in the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Summer Seminar 2014, from 12th to 16th June in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Cidade da Cultura Monte Gaiás).
The Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree” was represented by the member of its scientific committee Mrs. Françoise Tondre,a former executive at the Council of Europe and an expert on European and international matters.
The agenda of the Seminar included issues of general and specific interest to the Cultural Routes, such as:
Institutional framework: Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe / Organization of activities in cooperation with the Council of Europe and other European bodies.
The “Routes of the Olive Tree” and other certified routes presented the recent activities carried out through their networks and proved how these activities contribute to the success of the itinerary and conform to the certification criteria: network management, synergies on research and development, protection of Europe’s history and cultural patrimony, cultural tourism and sustainable development.
During the 2nd part of the seminar, scientific collaborators of the Council of Europe presented best practices, guidelines for designing an itinerary, valorization of cultural patrimony and creation of a partners’ network for the development of an itinerary.