The Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V has received notification of the approval of the project "European Cultural Routes as key actors in the promotion of European cultural heritage", presented last November 2019 to the call of the Creative Europe programme for small-scale cooperation projects.
The project, selected among more than 300 proposals from all over Europe, has a total budget of 279,990 euros, of which the European Union will finance 60% (167,994 euros). It's an initiative led by the Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V, which will cooperate with other European routes, a consortium that includes the Association Strada Europea della Ceramica (based in Faenza, Italy), the Association ATRIUM on the architecture of totalitarian regimes (based in Forlì, Italy) and the European Association for the preservation and promotion of Jewish culture and heritage (based in Luxembourg).
The project is scheduled to start next November and will last 24 months. Its four partners will cooperate to address some of the most important challenges facing European cultural routes such as how to involve key players, and specifically young people, how to diversify tourist offers and how to adapt to the new needs of digitisation. To this end, the participating entities will work from the point of view of training in skills focused on these challenges and also on the implementation of pilot actions that may lead to new solutions to be transferred to the other European routes approved by the Council of Europe.
This project, financed by the Creative Europe programme, joins the two Erasmus Plus projects for training workers in the tourism sector obtained by this network of routes during 2019.