In this podcast, Penelope Denu, Director of European Institute of Cultural Routes programme, discusses the contribution of culture to the enjoyment of human rights.
Denu, who is also Executive Secretary of the Luxembourg-based Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, says that Cultural Routes represent the sharing of heritage and the “grassroots implementation” of the Council of Europe’s ideals.
“It helps to get across the message of the Council of Europe about democracy and the fundamental right of access to culture.”
“We really believe that the values of human rights and democracy need to be communicated through different channels, not just through political, law enforcement or legal cooperation but through culture and the promotion of intercultural dialogue. This is what the Cultural Routes do. It is networking and sharing.”
The Cultural Routes programme was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987.
Interview with Penelope Denu
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