16-20 June 2014


UNESCO / UNITWIN 3rd Conference on Gastronomy and Tourism
Barcelona, Spain

CHARTS Project Coordinator Mr. Manos Vougioukas and project Communication Manager Ms. Ieva Treija participated at the 3rd International Conference UNESCO UNITWIN Network "Culture, Tourism, Development" Tourism and Gastronomy Heritage: Foodscapes, Gastroregions and Gastronomy Tourism.


This event was officially supported by CHART project as one of the good practice of project is on local products and gastronomy. Project Coordinator presented CHARTS with its results and achievements and Good Practice of project on Gastronomy to participants from all the World. Mr. Jordi Tresseras, project partner from University of Barcelona presented Catalan culinary heritage safeguarding project as a method/proposal in order to include Catalan Cuisine in the UNESCO Best Practice Register of Safeguarding Immaterial Cultural Heritage. Catalan experience will be transferred to South Pelion in order to safeguard Pelion Cuisine in Greece.

17 June 2014


Good Practice on Cultural Routes presented in the final conference of Eurotour Heritage project


In the frame of the final conference of the European project EUROTOUR HERITAGE within CULTURE Programme, CHARTS was invited to present the paper "CHARTS European Project: the Dry Stone Route" by Mr. Josep A. Aguiló in a local conference about economy and heritage promotion. 40 participants were present, including project partners from different countries (France, Greece, Bulgaria, Scotland, Croatia and Italy), local stakeholders, technicians and representatives from public institutions.

20 March 2014


Info Day on EU funding
Brussels, Belgium

In order to capitalise project results after the end of project, CHARTS MCU participated at the Info Day on EU funding for Tourism where was presented EU programmes and support under the 2014 - 2020 financial framework that are available for initiatives in the tourism sector. The info day focused on the most important EU programmes for the tourism sector and practical questions about types of tourism-related actions eligible for funding; types and levels of funding; who can apply and how to apply under Programmes such as COSME, ERDF, European Agriculture and Rural Development Fund, Creative Europe Programme, Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, European Social Fund, European Maritime and Fisheries.


More information: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=7252&lang=en&tpa_id=136&title=Info-Day%3A-EU-funding-for-the-tourism-sector

13 September 2013


CHARTS participation at the local seminar CERTESS Project: Cultural routes in Balearic Islands, new touristic potential for the competitiveness

Parc BIT – Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca, Balearic Islands)


CERTESS – European Cultural Routes Transferring Experiences, Sharing Solutions is another initiative financed by INTERREG IVC Program.


The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Automous Government of Balearic Island organized the regional seminar titled “Cultural routes in Balearic Islands, new touristic potential for the competitiveness” in order to present a state-of-the-art of cultural routes existing in the region, with especial reference to transnational cultural routes.

Sixty participants from cultural and tourism and private and public sector from Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza assisted to the event.

CHARTS participation was focused in the presentation of promotional material and the participation of two partners in the seminar: Consell de Mallorca and Universitat de Barcelona/IBERTUR.

On the best experiences selected for the seminar was the Route of the Dry Stone, promoted by the Consell de Mallorca, presented by Mr Josep Antoni Aguiló, Head of the Environment Service.

Jordi Tresserras, from the Universitat de Barcelona/IBERTUR, presented the real and potential initiatives related to transnational European cultural routes that involved Balearic Islands.  He related initiatives as the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, other European Routes financed and/or promoted by European Commission (mainly through INTERREG programs), and cultural routes associated to UNESCO programs (World Heritage, Immaterial Heritage, Routes for the Intercultural Dialogue,  and Biosphere Reserves). He also coordinated the debate about the perspectives for the future in relation with cultural routes in Balearic Islands.

Some other experiences presented was related to Minorca: Cultural Routes (Archaeological Talayotic route, British route, Religious route, Fortifications Route), the Horses Trail and the Talayotic Prehistoric Culture – UNESCO Indicative World Heritage List; Phoenicians and Punic route in Ibiza; and Odysseus route in heritage and historic ports in the Balearic Islands, promoted by Odyssea.

Delegated from the Hotel Association of Mallorca, Association of Travel Agencies and regional universities as Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and Universitat Internacional de Menorca - Illa del Rei contributed to the debate. 

Synergies and exchanges of experiences between INTERREG projects is very interesting for partners and specially valuated by European Commission.

11 – 12 June 2013


CHARTS at the CERTESS Board Meeting in Mallorca


Representative of partner IBERTUR/Barcelona University participated at the INTERREG IVC project CERTESS Board Meeting as expert for cultural routes. At thi meeting, Consell de Mallorca presented ‘Dry Stone Route (GR-221)’ as unique experience and one of the best practice of CHARTS.

6 June 2013


The Dry Stone Route presentation in Mallorca


In the framework of project, Consell de Mallorca presented the leaflet of the Dry Stone Route GR 211.The President of Consell de Mallorca, the Councillor and the Director of Environment Department of Consell de Mallorca, the Manager of the Consortium Serra de Tramuntana UNESCO World Heritage, and Mayors of Bunyola and Alaró municipalities attended to the event.

23 - 24 May 2013


IBERTUR presented CHARTS in Luxembourg


Partner IBERTUR/Barcelona University presented CHARTS at the 1st meeting of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Univerisities Network in Luxembourg organised by European Institute of Cultural Routes and Enlarged Partial Agreement between Council of Europe and European Union for European Cultural Routes.

Transnational cultural routes in one of the priorities of the enlarged agreement and of the strategic points is to create a network of knowledge.   

This network was formed by 12 European experts from Council of Europe –European Institute of Cultural Routes, UNISCAPE Network, Università di Bologna (Italy), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université Laval (Canada), Université de Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), University of Bedfordshire (UK), University of Birmingham (UK), University of Haifa (Israel), Universidad de Granada (Spain). 

25 January 2013


CHARTS at Fáilte Ireland Regional Roadshow 2013 Tourism Briefing


The Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism board organised a regional tourism briefing in the Midland Region. The event was attended by approximately 200 people. The Director and Planning Policy & Research Officer from Midland Regional Authority attended this event to network with regional tourism stakeholders and make them aware of the CHARTS project. 


Pictured L-R: Michael Brady, Regional Tourism Executive, Fáilte Ireland, Caitriona Hilliard, Offaly County Council, Daryl Hooper, Offaly Historical Society, Ruth McNally, Director, Midland Regional Authority.

22 - 23 November 2012



25 years of Council of Europe Cultural Routes


Council of Europe Routes Annual Advisory Forum "25 Years of Council of Europe Cultural Routes" in Colmar, Alsace, FRANCE 


Universitat de Barcelona was invited to participate in the Colmar Forum to promote the creation of the European Cultural Routes Universities Network (ECRUN) coordinated by the European Institute for Cultural Routes (EICR) and to consolidate synergies for research, training and actions related to cultural routes as CHARTS project member. 

In relation with the project CHARTS, Universitat de Barcelona/IBERTUR have developed the LABPACT – Laboratory of Heritage and Cultural Tourism at Universitat de Barcelona/IBERTUR to promote research and development on heritage and tourism development. Initiative on cultural routes included in the CHARTS project is promoted by the Council of Mallorca (Balearic islands) and have also the collaboration of Universitat de Barcelona/IBERTUR. Meeting on cultural routes is programmed in November 2013.

The main Forum conclusion is to coordinate a handbook of cultural routes management, a training program on cultural routes, future research projects, and initiatives for share experiences, mainly using the financial sources from the European Union.

Throughout this forum, there was opportunities for networking meetings between the routes and other stakeholders (political and institutional stakeholders, tourism professionals, academics, journalists).