Since June, the Historical Route of the Lines of Torres Vedras is a member of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities.
RHLT, which represents the municipalities of Arruda dos Vinhos, Loures, Mafra, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Torres Vedras and Vila Franca de Xira for the Torres Vedras Lines heritage matters, integrates now the European cities platform whose history was influenced by Napoleon Bonaparte.
This is the second Portuguese adhesion to the federation that counts with 85 cities and regions in Europe.
Raising Napoleon's historical heritage to its European dimension is one of the goals of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities, by supporting and promoting meetings, seminars and publications in collaboration with universities and historical and cultural institutions.
The research development, teaching and knowledge diffusion are also intended to contribute to the reflection on the influence of the Napoleonic era in contemporary Europe.
The Historical Route of the Lines of Torres Vedras seeks patrimonial appreciation and tourism promotion of the Lines of Torres Vedras, counting with a multidisciplinary technical team which operates in areas such as archeology, communication, conservation, museology, as well as in national and international partnerships, cultural and tourism programs and projects.