Association

22 October 2017

Luxembourg

ARLON
RUTA VÍA DE LA PLATA
ALESIA
AQUILEIA
BRAGA
SREMSKA MITROVICA

The Cooperation Network of the Heritage of Roman Roads - Iter Romanum

“ITER ROMANUM: ​​Heritage and Cities” is a cooperation project within the sphere of the European cultural, educational and tourism heritage which aims to promote and publicize the Roman roads and sites making up the Network.

Fully aware of the importance of the Roman Empire in the history of Europe, the Cooperation Network of Cities on the Ruta de la Plata, an association furthering the Vía de La Plata Route (Spain) tourism brand, has taken the initiative to sponsor an association to promote a major European cultural route. This association has taken the form of a network to develop a European cultural tourism offer based on Roman heritage.

The association was set up on 22 October 2017 in Luxembourg,
where the minutes of the founding meeting were signed. It was registered as an association in the Spanish National Registry on 16 January 2019.

The association has the following objectives, among others:

Publicize and promote Roman culture and heritage.

Promote relations with the Council of Europe and European institutions.

Promote dialogue and the exchange of good practices with other European cultural itineraries.

Further the collaboration between public administrations and private organizations to promote joint actions related to this route.

Promote and launch educational activities about the Roman roads and sites belonging to the route which are aimed at young people in order to strengthen their knowledge of their roots and consolidate European identity.

Coordinate those cultural and tourism activities that take place in the areas where Roman roads and sites are found in terms of sustainable development.

Exchange knowledge and information on the management of archaeological sites.

Promote connections with cultural and creative industries.

The ultimate goal of this project is to constitute a large network of sites to jointly organize tourism and cultural activity through their communication routes and Roman heritage.

The network’s founding partners include the city of Braga (Portugal), the Cooperation Network of Cities on the Via de la Plata Route (Spain), the MuséoParc de Alésia (France), the Fondazione Aquileia (Italy), the city of Arlon (Belgium) and the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Sremska Mitrovica (Serbia).

Composition of the Governing Board

Iter Romanum

President Fondazione Aquileia (Italy) Dr. CRISTIANO TIUSSI Director
Vice-president MuséoParc d’Alesia (France) Mr. MICHEL ROUGER Managing Director
Secretary and Treasure Cooperation Network of Cities on the Ruta de la Plata (Spain) Mr. RAFAEL PACHECO RUBIO President
Board member Institute for protection of Cultural Monuments, Sremska Mitrovica (Serbia) Ms. BILJANA LUCIC LUČIĆ Archaeologist
Board member City of Braga (Portugal) Dr.ª ANA FERREIRA Mayor’s Head of Cabinet
Board member City of Arlon (Bélgique) Mr. DAVID COLLING Director-Curator Arqueological Museum