Via Francigena

The Via Francigena welcomes the European Cultural Routes Training Academy in Brindisi
From 4 to 7 June, more than 80 representatives from 21 countries and 37 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will participate in the European Cultural Routes Training Academy in Brindisi.
The Region of Apulia and the City of Brindisi as Capital of the European Cultural Routes

The 11th edition of the Training Academy on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe will take place in Brindisi, at the Accademia degli Erranti – Statio Peregrinorum, from 4 to 7 June 2024, organised by the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) and the European Association of the Vie Francigena ways (EAVF), the supporting network of the Via Francigena, with the support of the Region of Apulia, the Municipality of Brindisi, and in collaboration with the Association ‘Brindisi e le Antiche Strade’.

This event is organised as part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Via Francignea, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe 1994-2024. The theme of the Training Academy 2024 will be “European cooperation and sustainable development”, with an important focus on the best practices of the Via Francigena presenting good practices along the route.

The aim of the Training Academy in Brindisi is to provide operators of the Cultural Routes with training on specific topical issues in the field of cultural heritage management and tourism promotion.

The Cultural Routes Training Academy offers practical approaches through the participation of academic or professional experts with whom Cultural Route operators can exchange views. The four days of training and exchanges aim at enhancing cooperation between the operators and managers of the Routes.

Participation is limited to representatives of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

More than 80 representatives from as many as 37 certified Cultural Routes and 21 countries participate in this international event.

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