The AEPJ has been present during the II Meeting of Ibero-American Cultural Cooperation: Sustainability, Cohesion and Social Inclusion through Cultural Routes and Itineraries. The collaboration developed through cultural routes and itineraries is currently one of the areas of greatest potential, vigour and promotion at regional and international level, gathering a large part of the aspirations and interests of the territories in cultural, social and economic terms. They serve as operational and dynamic strategies to enhance the place of heritage as an engine for development in the field of cultural tourism, employment generation and transformation in isolated or depressed areas, forming open laboratories for action and collaboration, assuming the important dimension of cultural heritage and the development of territories in terms of sustainability.
Cooperation in this area has the potential to reinforce the value of cultural heritage, promoting the generation of spaces conducive to the sustainable development of territories, contributing to strengthening the exchange of knowledge and experiences, promoting social and cultural innovation, acting as a driving force for economic and social development, and fostering and strengthening the linkage and involvement of citizen participation in relation to the territory, its heritage and its environment.
Assumpció Hosta, Secretary General of AEPJ, participates in the 1st Technical Cooperation Conference: Historic Pilgrimage Routes to Guadalupe organised within the framework of this Ibero-American Cultural Cooperation Meeting. Ms. Hosta presented the European Routes of Jewish Heritage as an example of good practices in this field. The Routes of Charles V, the Way of St. James and the Historic Routes of Guadeloupe also participated. Also noteworthy was the intervention of Prof. Jose Francisco Roman from the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas with a paper showing the existing links through history, culture and astronomy between the European and Ibero-American Routes.
The lectures can be watched live or recorded through this YouTube link: