12 of april 2021

"Napoleon Destination and sustainable cultural tourism: challenges for the Napoleonic heritage in Europe"

The Historical Route of the Lines of Torres Vedras was invited to participate in the Webinar "Napoleon Destination and sustainable cultural tourism: challenges for the Napoleonic heritage in Europe" to be held in May 12th, on a zoom platform, and live on Facebook and Youtube.

RHLT Vice President Ana Umbelino will share the path that the Historical Route of the Lines of Torres Vedras is taking in the active involvement of citizens and tourists in activities organized around the heritage of the Lines of Torres Vedras, namely in actions related to environmental sustainability and the communities that are committed to safeguarding this heritage.

Currently, RHLT is implementing a set of tools and resources based on a heritage education program that, when completed, will contribute to raising awareness among citizens of several ages. Climate concerns and ecological transition are the order of the day. The implementation of sustainable projects at the local level, from an environmental, socio-cultural and economic point of view, is also one of the criteria that the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities, through its Napoleonic Destination itinerary, must respect in order to maintain the certification of the Europe cultural heritage route Council.

In a context where travel is once again becoming a luxury, what is the role of the European institutions in promoting sustainable cultural tourism and how does this help to meet the challenges of promoting Napoleonic heritage in Europe?


Program:
10: 30-10: 40 | Introduction to the topic: Charles BONAPARTE, President of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities - Destination Napoleon
Moderator: Eleonora Berti, Director of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities - Napoleon Destination

Speakers:

10.40-11.00 | Stefano DOMINIONI, Extended Executive Secretary Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes
11.00-11.15 | Amanda LUMEY, Plymouth Town Hall (United Kingdom)
11.15-11.30 | Ana UMBELINO, City Councilor of Torres Vedras (Portugal) and Vice President of the Historical Route of the Lines of Torres Vedras
11.30-11.45 | Charles BONAPARTE - A Manifesto for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
11.45-12.15 | Question and answering session

The webinar is an organization of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities, of which the RHLT is a member, will be moderated by Eleonora Berti and will be opened by Stefano Dominioni, executive secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and who will be responsible for explaining the link between the Cultural Routes and Faro Convention. The Faro Convention came into force on June 1st 2011 and reinforced public policies on culture outside the dual heritage / contemporary creation and, starting from a partnership between the State and civil society, involving education, the scientific community and the creators. In the words of Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins, the purpose of Faro Convention is "the recognition of value for the society of historical heritage and culture, considered as dynamic realities, the result of a fertile dialectic between what we receive and what we bequeathed to human creation. "

Be sure to join us on May 12th.

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