The Via Francigena meets up in Lucca on 10th October at the Lu.Be.C., for the EAVF Members Assembly

The “Manifesto of XX years” will be launched during this event. It represents a document of strategic policy of the Via Francigena

After the Assembly in Acquapendente on May 31st in which it took place the celebration of the twenty years of the award as “Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe” of the Via Francigena, a meeting between partners, members and friends of the EAVF will take place in Lucca, city along the Via Francigena. The Assembly (3pm), will take place in the framework of the tenth edition of “Lucca Beni Culturali” focused  on the Cultural heritage, Tourism and Technology.

On this occasion the EAVF officially launches the Manifesto of the twentieth anniversary to restate to the European institutions, national governments, regions, local bodies, universities and associations the importance of the cultural Francigena project and of the itineraries. The Manifesto realized in Acquapendente attended by the President of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, Elke Atzler, is now officially published.

The network of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe is something more than a simple tool to maintain Europe as first worldwide touristic destination; it's a wide immaterial network that crosses Europe from north to south, from east to west, that connects the European Countries in a peaceful dialogue and cooperation in the field of Culture, Environment, Tourism. It represents an effective way to join the Europe, allowing to countries and European citizens to know each other and to participate in the creation of new sustainable forms of economy.”

Within the “Lu.Be.C. 2014” a workshop dedicated to services for walkers, pilgrims and tourists of the Francigena will be planned. The debate focuses on the opportunity of “create a business” through the organization of real and virtual servicesand the creation of products related to the ancient path: small and medium-sized enterprises will be confronted with the needs of the traveler of theXXI century with the aim of offering a pleasant route between culture and taste.

The meeting, that requires a simple registration, is open to the public and free and will take place on Friday October 10th, from 10 to 13 hours.

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