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Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on the Phoenicians' Route

International General Assembly

"Tourism restarts by means of Heritage and Culture


The 2021 General Assembly of the Phoenicians' Route
will take place on the virtual platform

Dear Members of the Phoenicians' Route, dear Friends,

We hope this email finds you well.

In the light of the current COVID-19 situation still affecting travel regulations and hosting of cultural events Europe-wide, the Secretariat of the Phoenicians' Route in consultation with the Cypriot members should like to inform you that the 2021 General Assembly will take place online on October, 29th - h. 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (CEST)

h. 10.00 am Opening Remarks and Institutional Greetings 

Elena TANOU, President of the Phoenicians' Route
Representative of the Ministry of Cyprus
Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe 

h. 10.15 am Annual Report: Antonio BARONE, Director of the Phoenicians' Route with the participation of some coordinators of the several actions that will be presented
Updating of the 2021-2030 Action Plan

h. 10.45 am Emanuela PANKE, President of Iter Vitis Cultural Route
2021 Phoenicians' Route - Iter Vitis Awards 

h. 10.50 am Paolo PONZIO, Coordinator of the International Scientific Committee
The International University Network: an opportunity for the Phoenicians' Route

h. 11.00 am 2021-2022 projects and activities
- Fab Routes Erasmus+ Project: innovative skills for Cultural Routes' professionals
Alessia MARIOTTI, CAST Rimini - Bologna University
- Phoenicians' Route - ISTO America Project: presentation of the "From the Mediterranean to the Americas" event in Pontevedra (Spain) in December: Museums and Culture, Universities, Tourism Innovation, Commercial Exchanges
Deputación de Pontevedra and ISTO America
- Presentation of the "XX Anniversary of the Phoenicians' Route" project - year 2023. Antonio BARONE, Director
- Phoenicians’ Route Tour Operators Alliance: “Tourism should never be the same”
Elena TANOU, President and Antonio BARONE, Director

h. 11.40 am Speeches of National Networks (5 minutes each)
- Nana Asmeni Pavlou (Cyprus)
- Ksenija Keča (Croatia) 
- Sandrine Modolo (France)
- Kostantinos Tziampasis (Greece)
- Rachid Chamoun (Lebanon)
- Karsten Xuereb (Malta)
- Osama Hamdan (Palestine)
- Manuel Peregrina (Spain)  

h. 12.30 pm  Presentation of the 2022 General Assembly in Poreč, Istria (Croatia)
Elio ŠTIFANIĆ, Deputy Mayor of Poreč

Closing report by the Director Antonio Barone and proposals
Closing of the 2021 General Assembly

We will use the zoom platform, which we have already tested during other meetings. To confirm your participation, send an email to, then we will send you the link to join the meeting. 

We thank you in advance for your understanding and we count on your active participation in this special edition of our General Assembly!


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