Media advisory - 098(2010)

Europe on the Move: Council of Europe Cultural Routes during European Tourism Day 2010

Date: 27 September 2010 (09h00 – 18h30)

Location: Brussels, European Commission, Charlemagne Building, 170 Rue de la Loi – Wetstraat – Room GASP

Organisation: Council of Europe, in co-operation with the European Commission Directorate General of Enterprise and Industry, the European Institute of Cultural Routes and the European Association of Vie Francigene.

Description: European history, identity and heritage, narrated through trans-border thematic itineraries: the event, supported by the Vice-President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani, will be mainly devoted to the promotion and valorisation of European citizenship, cultural and historical heritage.

CoE Key-note speaker: Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Background: Council of Europe cultural routes programme was launched in 1987 to demonstrate how the heritage of the different countries of Europe constitute a common cultural heritage, enriched by local diversities and identities. Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route has been the first one awarded as thematic cultural route.

Media contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, press officer, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04; mob.: +33 6 86 32 10 24;

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11