27 Oct Statement by Stefano Dominioni on the occasion of the participation of the European Historic Cafés Association, in the 6th Advisory Forum “Cultural Routes” of the Council of Europe, in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius – 27.1O.2016

“The 2016 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Advisory Forum took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 26-27 October co-organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) and the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR).

Among the attendees, we were very pleased to welcome the European Historic Cafés Association, a non-profit Association, aiming at encourage, protect and preserve the cultural, architectural and artistic heritage or the Historic Cafés, both at national and European level. The Association was represented by his President, Mr. Vassilis Stathakis and Mrs. Dimitra Dondorou, Communication and Press Officer. The Forum was the opportunity for the Association to meet managers of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and professionals in the field and cultural tourism.

The Forum was attended by more than 200 participants from over 30 countries, representatives of the Council of Europe’s certified routes and candidate projects, representatives from EPA member states and Observers, international organisations (European Union, UNWTO, ICOMOS), NGOs, local and regional authorities, universities and professionals in the cultural tourism sector”.

Stefano Dominioni

Executive Secretary, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes – Directorate General of Democracy, Director, European Institute of Cultural Routes 

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