The Institute started to implement, with certain
structures, conventions relating to specific projects carried out
by these structures, by involving the available means (personnel
and infrastructures) that serve the general project of the Cultural
Routes of the Council of Europe.
advantages of these conventions
This partnership formula should allow the
Institute to have the possibility of consolidating its central
structure and the tasks assigned to it (information, documentation,
database, instruction concerning the projects of the Routes,
relation with international and governmental institutions, NGOs,
etc). It makes it possible at the same time to set up a true
theoretical and practical training of project directors, who are
then able to develop the program and to be really its
representatives in the territory.
The Institute answers a precise and technical
request from a structure, community or State service. The Institute
provides remunerated service, either by using its own competence,
or by seeking, recruiting and guaranteeing the competence required
by the partner.
This activity is the object not only of a
convention but also of a contract. The Institute can thus make
profitable its technical capabilities in its own fields of
The same holds true for the associates
participating in the design, financing and actualisation of
projects, while benefiting from general services. The
implementation is also mutual thanks to work division.
The distinction between convention and contract is
thus clearly established.
The partnership policy thus defined allows the
- not to engage in a too centralised structuring of its
activities, which could not in any event satisfy the multiplicity
of territories and projects,
- to gear down its capacities of action and presence in the
- to manage to carry out the objective of constituting, within
the association, a true college of route networks. This college
will be representative of the inter-disciplinarity of project
carriers, of the diversity of territorial situations and actions.
In the long run, it will also allow the Institute to be a true
partner of the European Union with regard to structural funds
policy. It will finally make it possible for the Institute to carry
out in agreement the communication and operation of the themes
elected within the program.
The list and the characteristics of partnerships
are in the database.