Europe to Turkey on Foot

Europe to Turkey on Foot

OBJECTIVE
The aim was to enhance cooperation between civil society organizations and municipalities in Turkey and in EU member countries England, France and Italy on the theme of trans-national cultural routes as tools of cultural co-operation, sustainable rural development and social cohesion. Marketing, branding and promotion approaches regarding cultural routes of the European Union and Turkey were integrated.

ACTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Culture Routes Administration, Implementation Guide and Cross-Border Culture Routes Plan were prepared in Turkish and Italian.
  • The Eurasian Cultural Route was identified and the promotional film was prepared for the part of the route that goes through Egirdir (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf70cDwiSoM). The promotional film was exhibited in Demre, Eğirdir and İnegöl.
  • Marketing plan and promotional materials for the Cultural Routes were prepared. All these materials and project outputs were published on the project website.
  • Cultural Route Management Guide was prepared in compliance with European standards.
  • Inegol, located on the route, was selected as pilot for the test walk and a route map was prepared in English and Turkish for the test to be carried out in this part of the route. A Greek guide who test-walks on the pilot section, and 4 Italian students studying who studied in or graduated from the cultural heritage management or art history departments took photographs and shot short videos which have been disseminated through social media.
  • Photographs taken during the test walk were exhibited in Eğirdir, İnegöl and Demre.
  • A report which included recommendations for the recognition and the protection of cultural routes in Turkey was prepared and shared with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  • Please visit https://youtu.be/2ItQsu5_m38 and https://youtu.be/8irEqm2qnDcfor interviews with the grant beneficiary.