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Crossroads of Europe, 2013: Cultural Routes between local development and European identity

Crossroads of Europe, 2013: Cultural Routes between local development and European identity
Published on: 13/03/2013
For the second year, the fair 'Crossroads of Europe' highlighted the importance of European Cultural Routes in the development of a new form of tourism. The event focused on respect for the environment, culture and populations.
Event date: 15/05/2013 to 17/05/2013
Location: Centre de conférence Pierre Baudis
Organiser: European Commission
The event included:
  • A conference - 16 May 2013

    The conference underlined how cultural tourism - especially cultural routes - can strengthen the sense of common values and heritage, and reinforce the feeling of European citizenship, despite the diversity of European cultures. 2013 was the European Year for citizenship.
  • Workshops - 17 May 2013

    These brought together stakeholders from the European tourism industry, cultural organisations and public authorities to explore the ways to work together on the promotion of cultural routes, their contribution to the diversification of tourism and to sustainability.
  • Fair, 15-17 May 2013

    An exhibition on European cultural routes and cultural events in conjunction with the week of Europe in Toulouse.
 
Presentations made at the Conference

Session 1 - European Cultural Routes: tourism for all
 
"Inatel Fundação - Tourism for all  (2 MB)"- Anabela Correia, Fundação Inatel
"Adaptation du Chemin de St Jacques aux déficients visuels  (7 MB)" Serge Pichot, Association "Braille et culture" 

Session 2 - European Cultural Routes: innovation for a sustainable tourism
 
"Unissons nos forces pour l'innovation en région  (727 KB)" Françoise Chotard, ERRIN
"Chemins de Saint Jacque  (4 MB)"- Gérard Beaume, Chemins de St Jacques de Compostelle
"Le projet "Abbaye numérique  (843 KB)" - Séverine Brise, Route européenne des abbayes cisterciennes
"E-Create, Cultural Routes Entrepreneurship and Technologies Enhancement  (1 MB)"- Christin Prange, Association Transromanica
"Iter Vitis, projet DOMUS  (2 MB)" - Pierre Verdier, Iter Vitis
 
Workshops

Workshop 1 - Creation and sustainable management of a European Cultural Route: lessons learned
Report   (269 KB)
"La route des couleurs  (378 KB)" - Jean-Marc Marty, Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Midi Pyrénées
"The European Route of Ceramics  (1 MB)" - Adeline Porchez, City of Limoges
"Route des villes d'eaux, Massif Central  (6 MB)" - Marion Vansingle, La Route des villes d'eaux du Massif central
 
Workshop 2 – European Cultural Routes and funding methods: which sources?
"Supporting successful tourism diversification - thematic tourism  (2 MB)" - Valentino Izzo, European Commission
"The Phoenicians’ Route - Cultural Route of the Council of Europe  (370 KB)" - Antonio Barone, The Phoenician's route
"Sources de culture: les cafés de l'Europe - Projet Source  (3 MB)" - Michel Thomas-Penette, Route européenne des villes thermales historiques
"Le programme SUDOE, bonnes pratiques  (2 MB)" - Isabelle Roger, Programme Sudoe
"Programme opérationnel de coopération transfrontière Espagne-france-Andorre 2007-2013  (1 MB)" - Ludovic Lareynie, POCTEFA
"La route de l'artisanat et des métiers d'art de Midi Pyrénées  (2 MB)" - Céline Dépond, Chambre régionale des métiers et de l'artisanat
 
Workshop 3: Promotion and communication tools available to Cultural Routes
Report   (107 KB)
"Le Réseau Entreprise-Europe  (3 MB)" - Jean-Louis Falcou, Chambre régionale de commerce et d'industrie Midi-Pyrénées
"Tourism IT The reference portal for Tourism Companies  (569 KB)" - Elisa Domenech, Segittur
"TOURISMlink, Linking tourism professionals with the digital market  (2 MB)" - Michel de Blust, ECTAA
"UNWTO Silk Road Action Plan  (2 MB)"- Alla Peressolova UNWTO
 
Workshop 4: Social tourism, a possible driving force supporting Cultural Route's development
"Tourism for all in support of cultural routes and vice-versa  (993 KB)" - Alain Libéros, European Commission
"The Steep Platform - From initiative to project to commercial realisation  (546 KB)" - Jean-Marc Mignon, International Organisation of Social Tourism
 
Workshop 5: European Networks active in the field of tourism, a support for sustainable, accessible and innovative tourism benefiting to local development
"European Regions Research an Innovation Network  (3 MB)" - Gustavo Martinié, ERRIN
"European Regions Research an Innovation Network  (1 MB)" - Gustavo Martinié, ERRIN
"One Europe for Responsible Tourism  (956 KB)" - Sara Gutiérrez, European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (EARTH)