"Crossroads of Europe" is an annual event highlighting places and routes in Europe associated with a coming together of different cultures. The aim is to promote cooperation and exchange, and to raise awareness of the potential for a new kind of tourism.
Cultural and religious routes
For this first year, the focus was put on cultural and religious routes.
A conference and a fair were hosted by the Italian city of Pavia – located at the crossroad of five cultural routes that once attracted people from all over Europe, united by their shared values.
- Public conference: "Religious tourism and pilgrimage routes", 7 June 2012
This public conference was aimed at stimulating interest in pilgrimage routes and raising awareness of the need for sustainable tourism that is respectful of nature and cultural traditions
- Fair 6-10 June 2012 - stands, exhibitions, photo & video competitions, cultural events, food tastings
Programme of the event
Presentations made at the Conference