2014 - 10 - 16

Seminar 'Cultural Routes and Regional Development' in Vilnius

On 15-16 October 2014, a seminar 'Cultural Routes and Regional Development' was held in Vilnius. The seminar was aimed at promoting the creation and development of cultural routes in Lithuania and their connection to the network of European Cultural Routes.
According to Alfredas Jomantas, a representative of the Department of Cultural Heritage and a member of the Bureau of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, this seminar was a continuation of a consistent connection of Lithuania to European Cultural Routes: 'In 2012, Lithuania officially acceded to the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, therefore, we then organised a seminar for familiarisation with the programme and projects of the Cultural Routes. While this year's seminar was more of a practical nature and intended for a target audience: it was attended by municipal and state institutions, which have already shown some initiative and are conducting specific activities, as well as museums, cultural and tourism institutions, and business representatives having a real interest in the creation and development of Cultural Routes, which could potentially become a part of the European Cultural Routes.'
During the seminar, experts of European Cultural Routes from abroad – Dr Alessia Mariotti, Director of the Centre of Tourism Studies of Bologna University, Assumpcio Hosta, Head of the Network of Jewish Cultural Heritage in Spain, and Dr Antonio Fausto Barone, a member of the Executive Committee on European Cultural Routes – provided practical knowledge to those involved in creation of cultural routes in Lithuania as well as to possible partners. Participants of the seminar received information on the European Cultural Routes, related activities and their meaning, the principles of creation and management of the European Cultural Routes as well as the added value that is brought by participation in them to settlements, local communities and businessmen.
A. Jomantas says that Lithuania, as an old European country, has a lot of interesting remaining cultural heritage to boast of. 'For instance, as regards cultural heritage of national minorities, it could be Jewish or Karaite heritage. If we pay attention to it, we would understand that their communities also exist outside Lithuania, where there also remains related cultural heritage. One of the objectives of the Cultural Routes is also to discover our culture, which, even if we are often not aware of it, is closely linked to the entire Europe.'
Paskutinį kartą redaguota2015 - 01 - 20

Mūsų Kontaktai

Šnipiškių g.3, LT-09309 Vilnius 8 5 273 42 56 8 5 272 40 58 [email protected]

Biudžetinė įstaiga, kodas 188692688. Duomenys apie Kultūros paveldo departamentą prie Kultūros ministerijos kaupiami ir saugomi Juridinių asmenų registre.

Prisijunkite prie mūsų
© Kultūros paveldo departamentas