Enlargement of Cultural Agreement

Bosnia and Herzegovina becomes the 26th member state of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes

July 06th, 2016

The EPA Secretariat recently announced that Bosnia and Herzegovina has become the 26th member state to the Enlargement Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes. The Council of Europe formally thanked the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Council of Europe for its effort and cooperation. The Council looks forward to welcoming the Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EPA Governing Board.

The Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA) seeks to contribute to the promotion of a EU identity and citizenship through knowledge and awareness of a European common heritage and the development of cultural links and dialogue within Europe as well as with other countries and regions.

The aim of the agreement is to shape a shared cultural space through the development of Cultural Routes, which fosters cultural exchange. The EPA contributes to this development in order to raise global awareness and portray Europe as a tourist destination.

The EPA defines Cultural Route as a cultural, educational heritage and tourist co-operation project aimed at the development and promotion of an itinerary or a series of itineraries based on a historical route, a cultural concept, or a figure or phenomenon of transnational importance and significance for the understanding and respecting of common European values.

The EPA will continue to focus and re-enforce the symbolic importance of European unity, history, culture and values and the discovery of less well-known destinations.


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Cristina Stoica, CD News