Our network of routes, as a European cultural route recognised by the Council of Europe, is involved in four projects that offer its partners the opportunity to develop and acquire knowledge in different fields of action.
Let’s cook our heritage, let’s cook our future
The first of them (Erasmus+ KA105) is Let's cook our heritage, let's cook our future and facilitates the exchange of workers in the field of youth, culture and tourism, as well as good practices; training on experiences in traditional and cultural gastronomy, as an engine for tourism and economic growth of rural areas in different parts of Europe; it values the gastronomy of the cooperation network; and allows to implement some of these successful good practices in the countries of origin.
This project will run from 1 to 7 September 2021 in Pasarón de la Vera (Cáceres), has a budget of 14,742 euros, and will have a total of 21 participants - six of them Spanish. Participants must have a good command of English, as this will be their language; they must be technical workers in the field of youth, tourism or culture; demonstrate experience in gastronomic projects or an interest in putting them into practice; and have the capacity to implement what they have learnt during the course in their areas of activity.
The deadline for applications is 31 July.
Circular cultural tourism
Is also part of the Erasmus+ KA105 initiative, and aims to foster the exchange of workers in the field of youth, culture and tourism. This initiative is based on how to carry out tourism activities in their territories that promote culture and the preservation of tourism by applying the principles of the circular economy; how to make tourism more sustainable and create the least possible environmental impacts. It includes the exchange of good practices and how to implement some of these successful good practices in the countries of origin.
The course has a budget of 20,110 euros and will take place in Losar de la Vera in 2022. Of the 30 participants, six will be Spanish. In this case, they must be fluent in English, over 18 years old and have a technical profile, working in tourism activities and be committed to sustainability, circular economy, cultural heritage, heritage conservation and sustainable tourism, and have the ability to implement in their places of action what they have learned during the course.
This project, entitled Creative Europe: European cultural routes as key players in the promotion of European cultural heritage, has a budget of 279,990 euros and runs from 2 November to 27 October 2022 (in Spain, from 11 to 15 October in the Comarca de la Vera, and from 8 to 12 November in Barcelona).
This is an initiative aimed at capacity building for cultural operators. It is based on a training itinerary that will start with the training activities of the international project, up to the implementation and testing of pilot actions in each territory. Its four key pillars are sources, cultural management, citizen participation and marketing and storytelling.
Our network of routes will have four participants per route, and they will have to demonstrate a command of English, as the courses will be held in this language, and they will have to be involved in some way in each of the aforementioned pillars.
Fab Routes Project
The Fab Routes project (Competences to promote the Council of Europe's Cultural Routes) aims to contribute to the improvement of the cultural routes by designing a new training methodology to improve the competences and knowledge of the members of the cultural routes; and to develop a new strategy model that can better integrate the activities of the European Cultural Routes within the system of cultural and tourism services.
The main target group of the project is the staff (permanent or temporary) working in the organisations managing the European Cultural Routes and has a budget of 286,935 euros. The implementation period started on 1 October 2020 and will end on 30 September 2022.
In terms of results, this initiative aims to improve the specific skills and competences of the operators of the European Cultural Routes. In the short term, the aim is to develop a model strategy for each route that will increase the knowledge of the specific economic and cultural contexts and potential partner networks and suggest concrete activities to insert the Cultural Routes in the cultural and tourism service systems; in the long term: a training methodology specifically addressed to Cultural Routes staff and operators in order to help all existing ones to train all their operators (local officials, newcomers, etc.).