2021 Annual Advisory Forum of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe “Resilient and Sustainable Cultural routes – Innovating Out of Crisis “will take place online from September 30 to October 1.
Organized by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia and the Municipality of the City of Kutaisi, the Forum will address the role of cultural routes in fostering innovation and sustainability in the tourism sector in a post-pandemic world.
“The annual advisory forum will be an opportunity to discuss how cultural routes can open up opportunities to rethink the tourism of tomorrow with the aim of developing more resilient and sustainable approaches. Currently, all the conditions are met for the Cultural Routes to become an ideal tool for the territories to overcome the difficulties and challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic ”, declared Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the EPA.
Due to travel and assembly restrictions, which are still in effect across Europe due to COVID-19, the 2021 edition of the Consultative Forum will bring together representatives from the 47 member states of the Council of Europe online, representatives of the 45 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and networks applying for the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification, International Organizations (such as EU, UNESCO, OMT, ETC, BSEC, OEI) and local authorities and regional, as well as academics and experts from the cultural and tourism industry.
Three thematic panels with live discussion sessions and certification ceremonies for the 5 newly certified cultural routes of the Council of Europe will be among the main events of the Forum.
Further information on registration and the full program of the 10th Annual Advisory Forum 2021 can be found here.