Destination Napoleon is the cultural route proposed by the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities (FECN) and certified in 2015 as a "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe".
Destination Napoleon gives visibility to the FECN action, enhances the commitment of its member cities through the implementation of a common strategy at the European level, and allows visitors to discover through a European and multi-perspective narrative the contribution of Napoleon and his time to the construction of nowadays Europe.
Through this itinerary, the FECN is committed to promoting the fundamental values defended by the Council of Europe, such as participatory democracy, the rule of law, the importance of intercultural dialogue, the right to heritage, and European citizenship.
The certification Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme, launched in 1987 with the certification of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrim paths, counts today 40 certified routes developed and crisscrossing the European continent.
The "Council of Europe Cultural Route" certification is a quality label and an institutional recognition of the work carried out by European cultural networks. Formed as an association or federation, these networks allow the dissemination of knowledge and European cultural identity through a specific theme.
In order to receive and maintain this certification, the routes must respect and implement the criteria established by the Council of Europe in Resolution CM/Res (2013)67.
Once certified, each route, as well as its responsible network, is subject to regular evaluation in order to guarantee the quality of the activities implemented at the European level.