What is a Council of Europe Cultural Route?
The Cultural Routes implement the fundamental principles of the Council of Europe:
- Human Rights,
- cultural democracy,
- cultural diversity and identity, and
- mutual exchange and enrichment across borders and centuries.
They act as platforms for intercultural dialogue and promote knowledge and understanding of a European cultural identity.
Through the programme, the Council of Europe provides a model for transnational cultural and tourism management and enables synergies between national, regional and local authorities as well as a large number of associations and other socio-economic actors.
The legal entity coordinating the Cultural Route THE HANSA is the association HanseVerein e.V.