|date||June 6, 2018|
|organisation||Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO)†i|
Routes4U is a joint programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union. The 30-months project (2017-20) aims to foster regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme in the four EU macro-regions, according to the Faro Convention.
The first Routes4U meeting for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) will take place on 6 June 2018 in Venice, Italy. The meeting will contribute to identify the regional needs of the Adriatic and Ionian Region with regard to the Cultural Routes Programme in the framework of the Routes4U Project.
It will determine areas of cooperation and recommendations on regional development, social participation and cultural cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian Region. One dedicated session will focus on strengthening the existing Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and developing new ones.
Participants to the meeting include representatives from European Institutions, National and Regional bodies, Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe networks as well as experts and stakeholders in socio-cultural and economical fields related to the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
This Directorate-General is responsible for European actions with regard to economic and social development of the least developed regions of the EU. The DG supports such regions with policies and structural programmes aimed at enhancing competitiveness economic growth of those regions.