An article from the daily “La voix du Nord” announcing a recent event around the Hachette lock on the Sambre canal Sunday, April 28, 2019: Maroilles Three communes to animate the lock house of Hachette
Contributor: Stefano Dominioni, Council of Europe Director, European Institute of Cultural Routes.
Rosa Balas, Director General of External Action of the Regional Government of Extremadura and President of the Executive Committee of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, has announced that the jury of the Carlos V European Award has decided to award the prize to the Cultural Itineraries of the Council of Europe because “they put into practice the values that we all share in the European Union, such as human rights, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue”, and added that the jury also valued the routes as an “invitation to travel and discover Europe’s rich and diverse heritage by uniting people and places in networks of shared history and heritage”.
… ”this is the first time that a prize is not awarded to a person, but to a European programme that has served to turn culture into an instrument for better knowledge of Europe and of Europeans”.
The press release can be found here :- Press Release