Via Francigena

Meeting of the European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination

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The European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination (CECTI) returns to meet for common projects aimed at the development of the international Francigena route.

Thursday 19th April 2018, at the headquarters of the Region of Lombardy in Milan, in Piazza Città di Lombardia, 12 Inter-regional meetings have been scheduled, coordinated by the EAVF.

 The meeting will address the following points on the agenda:

EAVF introduction.

Outcomes of 2017 planning and activities carried out in the individual regions of the Francigena (focus on route safety, maintenance, signage, and reception).

The official guides of the Via Francigena: a) Canterbury-Passo del Gran San Bernardo tract b) Italian tract (new e-book and version in FR).

The creation of a Homogeneous Tourist Product on the Francigena in the Region of Tuscany.

“Via Francigena Friendly” accommodation coordination.

Observations on the flows of tourists/pilgrims along the Via Francigena.

Communication and animation of the territories along the Via.

Committee Functions: the European Interregional Technical Coordination Committee (CECTI) has been active since 2012 and is made up of two delegates from each Region, which adheres to the Interregional Protocol of Intent. The Committee intends to facilitate coordinated and effective development of the itinerary in individual areas, through a common approach on a European level, and the exchange of good practice.

The CECTI also aims to achieve shared solutions regarding the safety of the route, signage, reception and hospitality, joint events, and coordinated information and communication, which will ensure the transnational continuity necessary for the maintenance of the cultural route of the Council of Europe.

The EAVF will coordinate the meeting that has taken place once or twice a year from 2012.

Find the agenda in English and French below.