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It was launched on the basis of political Agreement signed between the Council of Europe and the Government of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Its principal missions depend on a mandate and an administrative Agreement signed between the Institute and the Council of Europe.
General framework: two regulating bodies
The European Institute of Cultural Routes has the status of a non-profit association according to Luxembourg law and depends on two principal regulating bodies.
The Council of Europe entrusted the Institute to follow up the already elected routes, to co-ordinate and provide technical aid to networks, in particular in their development in Central and Eastern Europe, to initiate new proposals as well as to disseminate information and set up a database that will constitute the memory of the programme of the cultural routes.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg accommodated the Institute, placing at its disposal buildings and working tools; it also contributes in a very active way to the development of the programme through budget funding from the Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research. It also entrusts the Institute with specific missions, in particular regarding cultural tourism and reflections on the fundamental questions of European memory, and it allows the Institute to work within the framework of bilateral cultural agreements.
But as a private institution, the two supervisions demand that the Institute also fit in a logic of technical agency, whose activities of partnership and service must enable it to find financial independence.
The Institute is thus at the same time:
A European public service: