Interregional Thematic Workshop No 3:

Development of new Cultural Routes

25-27 October 2018  

Venue: Pantheon Conference Centre, Aliathon Village, Pafos, Cyprus 



Wednesday 24 October 2018: arrival of participants 

20:30 Welcome reception – Aliathon Lighthouse 


Day 1: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Opening session

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, European Commission DG EAC

Developments in Cult-RInG project, ECTN advisory partner

11:00    Coffee Break



Presentations by external participants on new cultural routes (Reformation, SE Europe, Argonautica)

13:00 Lunch 


New Cultural Route development: In the footsteps of St Paul, the Apostle of the nations 

Central Macedonia, Greece 

- Camino di San Paolo / Via Appia – Lazio, Italy 

- Pafos, Cyprus 

Extensions to existing Pilgrimage Cultural Routes 

- St Olav Ways in Vastra Gotaland region, west Sweden 

St James Route in Alto Minho, north Portugal 

Via Francigena South, Lazio Region 

16:00 Coffee break 

New Cultural Route development: the Iron Curtain Trail – Reunification of Europe Route 

Philip Cerny, Assistant to MEP Michal Cramer 

- Vidzeme Tourism Association, Latvia 

- European Cyclists Federation, Belgium 

18:00 end of 1st day 


20:30 Dinner at Aliathon village square 

Day 2: Friday, 26 October 2018 AM 

Council of Europe - European Institute of Cultural Routes, Stefano Dominioni (tbc) 

Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe – Stakeholders in Cult-RInG Project 

• Iter Vitis, Emanuela Panke 

• The Phoenicians Route, Antonio Barone 

Conclusions and next steps – ECTN advisory partner 

13:00 Lunch 

Steering Group meeting No 5 (Separate Agenda to follow by LP) 

Day 3: Saturday, 27 October 2018  

Study Visits 

Depart Aliathon at 09:00 

 Byzantine Museum 

 St Paul's pillar

 Chryssopolitissa Church

 Archaeological Park (UNESCO WHS)

 Ancient Harbour/Medieval Castle

13:00 Lunch at a restaurant, local products, gastronomy, intangible heritage