Cuacos de Yuste (Cáceres, Spain) is the chosen venue for several coordination meetings of the Creative Europe-WALKEUR project, which will be held from 26th to 28th July, between the Cooperation Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V (Spain), the European Ceramics Route Association (Italy), ATRIUM-Architecture of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century (Italy) and the European Association for the Preservation and Enhancement of Jewish Heritage (Luxembourg).
The meetings, which are being held in a hybrid format, with the presence of representatives from the Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V and the European Association for the Preservation and Enhancement of Jewish Heritage, held in Cuacos de Yuste, at the ADICOVER and Yuste Foundation headquarters, and the European Route of Ceramics Association and the ATRIUM-Architecture of 20th century totalitarian regimes Association, connected by videoconference, aim to share 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.
These meetings will present the situation of the different work packages that form part of the project in order to exchange experiences and prepare the training sessions and transnational exchanges, which will allow work in the fields of management, communication, the story around the routes, citizen participation, the dissemination of results, local impact and the exchange of experiences and good practices.
Likewise, the Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V will share and show the experiences linked to the Routes' Tourism Product Club and, more specifically, those linked to the Fogones Imperiales gastronomic quality seal, through which restaurants linked to the Routes of Charles V have been trained to offer a comprehensive experience to the people who take our route around the gastronomy linked to the era of Charles V; the Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera will be visited as an example of good practice in the development of stories that enrich the promotion of the routes; and the Routes of Charles V project to encourage citizen participation in the Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V will be shared with the Jaranda Secondary School in Jarandilla de la Vera, through which the school's pupils stage and make short films depicting different moments in the life and times of the emperor.
The WALKEUR project, led by the Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V, aims to help improve the working methods of the cultural routes certified by the Council of Europe in the fields of resource management, sources and archives, citizen participation, resource and route management, marketing and storytelling, and digitisation through training and capacity building activities, exchange of experiences, pilot actions and development of a guide to help promote synergies and new working methodologies in these fields among the routes.
The project has a duration of 2 years, starting in November 2020, and will end in October 2022. It has a total budget of 280,000 euros and a grant of 168,000 euros from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.