Via Francigena

Action Plan 2016

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The European Committee for technical interregional coordination met in Canterbury on 17 and 18 December 2015 and outlined the Action Plan 2016 detailed here below:

  1. Publication of the Manual on European common standards on the Via Francigena, including common standards on path and signposting developed by the interregional working group “Path” and approved by the whole Committee in 2015. The electronic version of the Manual will be available on EAVF’s website.

  2. Basing on standards approved in 2015 the Regional Members of the Committee will develop in collaboration with the coordinator of the working group “Accommodation and Services” a database on accommodation along the Via Francigena in each Region.

  3. Communication of the Accommodation database developed by the regions via the EAVF portals.

  4. Technical and cultural information of the European route on the EAVF portals.

  5. Meeting of presentation of the Manual on path and signposting standards as well as quality criteria

    for accommodation in order to improve the Via Francigena practicability and encourage

    cooperation among private operators.

  6. Information for national and European relevant institutions about the activities of the Interregional

    Committee and the Via Francigena development in each Region.

  7. Transfer of European good practices with the network of cultural routes in Turkey and development

    of promotional initiatives of the Via Francigena in Turkey, namely in three municipalities, Antalya/Demre, Isparta/Eğirdir, Bursa/İnegöl, in Ankara and in the Balkans, in the framework of the European project “Europe to Turkey on Foot”, cofunded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, within the framework of the Programme “Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey – IV Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments”.

  8. Activities sharing of the European project “Eurovelo – Via Romea Francigena an innovative transnational cycling tourism product”, cofunded by the European Union, in the framework of the COSME Program.

  9. Definition of the agreement with Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre for diffusion of technical and cultural information of the Via Francigena in France (GR 145).

  10. Information on the Committee activities through the Via Francigena magazine and portal.

  11. Two yearly meetings for interregional coordination.

  12. Two yearly newsletters (information on European policies on Culture and Tourism, local projects,

    seminars, publications, etc.)

  13. Publication of the guide on official Via Francigena in Italy, in cooperation with the seven Regions involved and definition of a project of a European guide.

  14. EAVF is available for technical assistance and project idea development in the framework of Eu 2014 –2020 funds to implement priorities identified by the Committee.

  15. EAVF, in cooperation with the concerned Regions and Ministries will be fostering the use of structural funds for the implementation of a “Euro Master Plan (EMP) of the Via Francigena” Canterbury/Roma/Puglia.