Guadalupe (Cáceres-Spain), from 26 to 28 October 2022.

The collaboration developed through cultural routes and itineraries is currently one of the areas of greatest potential, vigour and promotion at regional and international level, as it gathers a great part of the aspirations and interests of the territories in cultural, social and economic terms. They serve as operational and dynamic base strategies to enhance the place of heritage as an engine of development in the field of cultural tourism, employment generation and transformation in isolated or depressed areas, forming “open laboratories” of action and collaboration, taking on the important dimension of cultural heritage and the development of territories in terms of sustainability.

Cooperation in this area has the potential to reinforce the value of cultural heritage by promoting the creation of spaces conducive to the sustainable development of territories, contributing to the strengthening of the exchange of knowledge and experience; to promote social and cultural innovation; to act as an engine of economic and social development and, to encourage and strengthen the linkage and involvement of citizen participation in relation to the territory, its heritage and its environment.

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), in collaboration with the The European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) will be working during three sessions that will be complemented from different levels:

  • II Interinstitutional working meeting of the cooperation programme through Euro-Ibero-American Cultural Routes and Itineraries
  • Permanent Euro-Ibero-American cultural cooperation forum through cooperation networks
  • I Cooperation Technical sessions of Historical Roads to Guadalupe

This initiative counts with the support of the Asociación Red de cooperación de caminos históricos de peregrinación a Guadalupe, the Franciscan Community, the City Council of Guadalupe, EU-LAC Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of Spain through the Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Fine Arts, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Autonomous University of Zacatecas through the Doctoral and Master’s Unit in History, the Spanish Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-Spain), Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe and the University of Extremadura.


You can register for the permanent Forum and the 1st Sessions by clicking on the link