European cultural route of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Evropská kulturní stezka svatých Cyrila a Metoděje

Country/ies: Czech Republic
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: from 2015, still running
Objectives and results of the project:

The European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius is an international network of partners that is seeking to raise the profile of and preserve unique European heritage and the authentic story of Cyril and Methodius’ mission by means of the acquisition of a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe certificate. The route connect most important cultural sights of that mission in Carpathians of Czech republic. he network’s activities support the living legacy of Cyril and Methodius and Christian roots and values based on respect and a dialogue between people of different cultures and faiths. The route connects significant places and institutions presenting the still relevant legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius and their followers. Throughout the entire year, it offers Europeans and other interested parties a varied cultural-educational program and cultural and pilgrimage tourism products coordinated under the logo of the Cyril and Methodius Route by the route’s association of partners. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the regional development and the European cultural identity of the involved territories.

Implementing organization / institution:

European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius association
European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius, i.a.l.a.
J. A. Bati 5520, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic
tel: +420 577 043 904

Project partners:

Tourist Authority of East Moravia, a community of companies
Zlín Region (CZ)
Trenčín autonomous region (SK)
Euroregion White Carpathians

Total amount of the project: 5, 25 mld. Kč,- 201 923 000 Euro
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): European regional development fund - Together without border, Cross border cooperation - Czech republic - Slovakia