This project aims to highlight the contribution of languages and cultures of the Way of St. James to European great cultural heritage, stressing the importance of regional and/or minoritary languages and cultures. For that purpose, cultural heritage’s spreading will be promoted beyond state borders and dialogue among different languages and cultures of this project’s integral members will be developed.
Accordingly, it wants to reflect the historic relationship between different languages and cultures of the Way of St. James, because the aim is to promote knowledge about European linguistic diversity, its origins and connections among the languages; to emphasize linguistic and cultural diversity inherent to European identity.
Lines of action
- Establishment of a European network of cultural agents which coordinates the spreading and knowledge of European cultures and languages linked to the Route of Santiago.
- Conference on Europe in its languages and cultures.
- Common strategic action plan with the objective to apply innovation and creativity to cultural promotion strategies in Europe.
- Programme for transnational spreading on Europe in the Routes of Santiago de Compostela (travelling exhibition, materials, etc.)
- Development of a multilingual website on cultural history of different European regions connected to the Route of Santiago.
The project is being carried out in a partnership framework, in which there are included part of the Europan regions linked to the pilgrimage to the Route of Santiago, and also to the language policy on minority languages:
- Secretaría Xeral de Política Lingüística da Xunta de Galicia.
- Ofis Publik ar Brezhoneg.
- Asociación “Estudio de Filología Aragonesa”.
- Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
- Euroccat, Eurocongrès 2000 des Pays occitans et Catalans.
- Euskarabidea/Instituto Navarro del Vascuence. Gobierno de Navarra.