The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF contributes to the European Union macro-regional strategies for sustainable tourism development.
In 2019 the Association was granted to conduct a cross-border project along the route of the Via Francigena by the European human rights watchdog and the biggest European inter-governmental organization – the Council of Europe – in partnership with the European Union in the framework of the programme Routes4U.
The ambitious project focused on the diffusion of the governance system and best practice share in the EU Alpine macro-region.
The six-month project brought together private and public stakeholders from France, Switzerland and Italy and provided capacity building opportunity, ensuring the valorisation of environment and sustainability in domain of tourism.
The project resulted in increased participation of local institutions and improved knowledge of the Via Francigena in the relevant areas as well as in the interconnection with other transversal projects.