Cultural Corridors of South East Europe



The World Cultural Roads are carried out by UNESCO and ICOMOS based on the idea of movement and multicultural exchange under the Roads of Dialogue Programme.
The World Cultural Roads are considered as a new concept in the identification and management of the mankind cultural heritage. They are based on the dynamics of movement and on the idea of exchange, of mutual understanding of culture in both its tangible and intangible dimensions and of continuity in space and time. Roads such as the Silk Road, the Incas Route, the Incense Route, etc. represent the transnational and intercontinental spaces for exchange, dynamics and intercultural dialogue between the modern multicultural societies.

The nature of the cultural roads refers to a valuable system which entirety has a worth over and above the sum of its elements and through which the roads gain their cultural significance. The cultural roads highlight the exchange and the dialogue between countries, regions, continents.

The World Cultural Roads cross the globe from East to West, from North to South; they pass between Asia, Africa, Europe and America – thereby launching a new wider vision of the cultural heritage of the humanity.

Information source: UNESCO Intercultural Dialogue web site