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Routes4U is a joint programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union to enhance regional development in the Adriatic-Ionian, the Alpine, the Baltic Sea and the Danube macro-regions through cultural routes, heritage policies and practices. In line with the Faro Convention (Council of Europe, 2005), the project also promotes the importance of local citizens and their strong connection with their heritage in the creation of a common European narrative. 

Europe is promoting a unique blend of regional tourism, to build on its citizens desire to stay closer to home for Covid purposes and at the same time accommodate their vacation wanderlust

As Europe’s tourism sector is about to reboot, short distance trips become very popular. To better explore your region and the region of your neighbors could be an alternative for quality regional tourism.


In these times, Europe’s tourism sector experiences a new demand for special and diverse short trips closer to home. A joint project of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, and DG Regio of the European Union. Routes4U proposes you different itineraries in your region to accommodate your wanderlust.


Routes4U combines a selection of the Council of Europe’s 38 certified Cultural Routes and the four EU macro-regional strategies, supported by the European Commission, giving tourists a chance to discover Europe’s diverse landscape of cultures, history, and gastronomy in the Adriatic and Ionian, the Alpine, the Baltic Sea and the Danube Regions.


In a new video, Routes4U will take you on a breathtaking adventure on new cultural routes under development throughout the European continent and beyond, covering 31 countries: 19 EU member states and 12 non-EU countries. Enjoy a cultural journey – explore your macro-region!

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