Liberation Route Europe Certified as ‘Cultural Route Of The Council Of Europe’

New certification acknowledges several years of  development

The Liberation Route Europe Foundation is proud to announce that the Liberation Route Europe has been certified as a ‘Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.’ The Liberation Route Europe is one of five routes certified for 2019, recognized for research, development, cooperation, and cultural tourism. An award ceremony will be held later this year at the annual conference of the European Institute for Cultural Routes in Romania. Managing Director of the Liberation Route Europe Foundation, Rémi Praud, expressed the significance of this award: “The Cultural Route certification acknowledges several years of effort in developing a transnational network that connects the main regions along the advance of the Allies during the end of World War II. It is the recognition of a shared heritage of enormous importance, and we are excited for the new possibilities that we believe this label will open up for our organisation.”

With this certification, The Liberation Route Europe has become one of the 38 outstanding European routes, such as the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes, the Viking Route and the Hansa Route. These routes cover a range of different themes, ranging from architecture and landscapes, from gastronomy to the most important figures in European art, music and literature. They serve as an invitation to travel and to discover Europe’s rich and diverse heritage.

Guarantee of excellence

The ‘Cultural Route of the Council of Europe’ certification was launched in 1987 and is a guarantee of excellence. All certified route initiatives promote responsible cultural tourism and sustainable development. They work to bring people and places together in networks with a shared history. The Cultural Routes offer a wealth of recreational and educational activities and put the values of the Council of Europe into practice: human rights, cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and cross-border exchanges.

Press Contact: Scott Durno
Liberation Route Europe Foundation
+32 0 25 800 733
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