Objectives

The project for a European dry stone heritage route is based on the idea that travelling through dry stone landscapes, living in them and feeling part of them, is the key to preserving them. The Association seeks to promote discovery tours, activities for children and young people, dry stone training, exchanges between dry stone builders, multidisciplinary scientific research activities, as well as the participation of local communities as a living part of the heritage.

 

The Association is now focusing its efforts on creating the route and preparing the application for the “Council of Europe Cultural Route” label. Seven entities from seven European countries have joined the association: Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, France, Greece, Italy and United Kingdom.

Following the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes approach, our route is conceived as a cooperation project aimed at promoting heritage awareness, education, networking, responsible cross-border tourism and other related activities. It seeks to contribute to the promotion of European identity and citizenship through knowledge and awareness of Europe’s common heritage and the development of cultural links and dialogue in Europe as well as with other countries and regions.