Draft Programme

10:00 Session 1: Setting the Scene 

 Opening address by Central Macedonia Region, Greece 

 Address by Council of Europe EPA, EICR

 Address by Lazio Region, Italy

 Address by Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, Cyprus

 Address by European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), Belgium

 Establishing the EGTC, Region of Central Macedonia, Greece

 Application for certification as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, ECTN


11:30 Break

11:45 Session 2: the Way ahead

 Synergies with Via Francigena of the South, Lazio Region, Italy

 Experience of other religious and pilgrimage Cultural Routes:

o St James Way in North Portugal, CIM Alto Minho, Portugal

o St Olav Ways in West Sweden, Vastra Gotaland Region, Sweden

o St Martin of the Tours Cultural Route, France

o Via Regia Cultural Route (Bruges-Kiev)

 Activities plan for the next 3 years, ECTN

 Discussion

 Conclusions and next steps, Region of Central Macedonia


13:00 End