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Exchange of Good Practices between Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe - ROUTES4ROUTES

Mobility Prehistoric Rock Art Trails:

The Iron Age Danube Route (IADR) job shadowing activities were held in Santander, Spain from 20th -25th May. Hosted by the Prehistoric Rock Art Trails (PRAT), the program began with an introductory session that provided valuable insights into the daily operations, common challenges, and potential avenues for future collaboration.


The IADR's mobility activities with PRAT continued to yield significant insights, enhanced by the expertise of professionals at Altamira and the Cave of El Castillo. A significant highlight of the event was the signing of a mutual collaboration agreement between the Iron Age Danube Route and the Prehistoric Rock Art Trails. This landmark agreement, signalling a pivotal step towards future partnerships, was signed by the secretaries of the routes, Mr. Leoncio Carrascal Ruiz and Ms. Marta Rakvin. The signing ceremony occurred during the first day of the Arredondo Seminar - Rock Art News, held with PRAT's stakeholders and partners, showcasing a successful model of cooperation.

The second day provided the IADR team with the opportunity to visit potential new sites for inclusion as cultural heritage locations in the Prehistoric Rock Art Trails route.

This mobility initiative was a part of the 'Exchange of Good Practices between Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe' under the ROUTES4ROUTES project.

Funding: Erasmus+ Action Type KA122-ADU - Short-term projects for mobility of learners

and staff in adult education

Duration: January 2023 - June 2024

Budget: 10.310,00 EUR

The project ROUTES4ROUTES will increase Iron Age Danube Route staff competencies in archaeological heritage

management through learning from already existing and tested good practices in the area of cultural route management.

The participants will become aware of various models and tools that can be used to better connect the route with the

communities archaeological heritage is located in, to make it more visible, and to find new approaches on how to serve as a

connecting platform between heritage experts and SME's and tourism workers in order to help develop new business ideas

or models for creating new cultural products, which would the overall increase the value of Iron Age archaeological heritage

in the Danube region and would result in measurable benefits to the local communities.

During ROUTES4ROUTES project activities, we plan to collaborate with colleges from hosting organizations in exchanging

expertise and good practices regarding archaeological heritage management and cultural routes management. We plan to

organize a practical combination of workshops, round tables and presentations with the host organization.

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