The AEPJ has organized, at its headquarters at Casa Adret, in Barcelona, a meeting between the cultural routes certified by the Council of Europe that have members in the territory of Catalonia. The goal of the meeting was to disseminate the outputs of the Fab Route project, a KA2 project co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme to enhance EU Cultural Routes by designing an innovative educational module to improve their members skills in relation to Cultural Heritage Management and sustainable tourism. In addition, we took the opportunity to find out, due to territorial proximity, which are the common interests, needs and realities shared with AEPJ, as well as Patronat Call de Girona and Diputació de Lleida, as members of the Catalan Route of Jewish Heritage.
The meeting, framed in the Fab Route project, of which the AEPJ is a partner, brought together the European Cemeteries Route; the Iron Route in the Pyrenees, represented by the Museu de les Mines de Cercs; the European Route of Cistercian Abbeys, in to which the Poblet Monastery is linked; The European Route of Historic Thermal Towns, represented by the Caldes de Montbui Town Council; and the Prehistoric Rock Art Trails and the Phoenicians’ Route, to which the Archeology Museum of Catalonia is linked, also counting on the technical team of the AEPJ and those responsible for Perseguits i Salvats (Diputació de Lleida) and the Patronat Call de Girona.
The session consisted of a presentation of projects, as well as a dynamic group debate in order to identify shared transversal interests, methodologies to respond to them and proposals for the future. The intention is that this meeting can open up opportunities for cooperation in the future in order to strengthen the agents who are members of these routes present in Catalonia.