BARCELONA, SPAIN — On March 16, the WalkEUR project brought together experts and stakeholders from various organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities of cooperation with Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The event was hosted at two historic venues in Barcelona: the Centre Cívic Pati Llimona, ceded by the City Council of Barcelona, and Casa Adret, the headquarters of the AEPJ and one of the oldest habitable houses in the city.
The event began with institutional speeches by Assumpció Hosta, AEPJ General Secretary, Xavier Marcé, Councillor for Tourism and Creative Industries of the city of Barcelona, and Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, President of the Network of Routes of Charles V.
The project introductions were followed by a lively debate with experts on the importance of the Cultural Routes in promoting European cultural heritage. The discussion was moderated by Miguel Angel Martin Ramos and included Eladio Fernández-Galiano, Special Advisor to the European Institute of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, Sergio Ortega Muñoz from the Subdirección General de Gestión y Coordinación de Bienes Culturales, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte de España, Natalia Armijo from the Organization of Ibero-American States, and Jordi Tresserras, President of ICOMOS Spain.
The event provided an opportunity for networking with stakeholders in the cultural heritage sector. “The WalkEUR Final Event was a great opportunity to showcase the work done by the project partners to promote European cultural heritage through the development of cultural routes. The event was a testament to the strong partnership between the project partners and the dedication to promoting cultural heritage in Europe,” said AEPJ Director Victor Sorenssen, who also represents the European Routes of Jewish Heritage, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
Overall, the WalkEUR Final Event highlighted the importance of Cultural Routes as key actors in the promotion of European cultural heritage and celebrated the successful partnership between the project partners. The event was a fitting conclusion to the WalkEUR project and a promising start for future collaborative work to promote European cultural heritage.