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  • Croatie 03.06.2020
    Destination Napoleon en Croatie
    We are pleased to inform you that following our first webinar for our Croatian cities and partners, our initiative has received a remarkable response in the media, local and national.
  • Croatia 22.05.2020-26.05.2020
    PROGRAM: Destination Napoleon Webinar Croatia: How to develop the European Cultural Route in Croatia?
    This webinar aims at providing participants with the main elements to understand the functioning of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities, the Cultural Route Destination Napoleon, the institutional European framework, and the activities implemented by the Destination Napoleon member cities at both local and national level.
  • Croatia 22.05.2020
    Destination Napoleon Webinar Croatia: How to develop the European Cultural Route in Croatia?
    This webinar aims at providing participants with the main elements to understand the functioning of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities, the Cultural Route Destination Napoleon, the institutional European framework, and the activities implemented by the Destination Napoleon member cities at both local and national level.
  • Ajaccio 11.05.2020
    DESTINATION NAPOLEON LAUNCHES WEBINAR CAMPAIGN
    Dans l'optique de l'efficacité et de la pertinence des conférences numériques, nous avons décidé de lancer la « Campagne Webinaire Destination Napoleon». With a view to the efficiency and relevance of digital conferences, we decided to launch the «Destination Napoleon Webinar Campaign».
  • Autun 08.04.2020
    Assemblée Générale 2020 reportée
    Dans le contexte de la crise qui touche chacun de nos pays et l'ensemble de la planète, il ne nous semble pas réaliste que notre Assemblée Générale puisse se tenir le 21 juin prochain. Aussi, en accord avec la ville d’Autun, nous sommes contraints de vous proposer de la déplacer au week-end du 24/25 octobre.

Our French and European cities have been marked by Napoleonic history.

"This heritage deserves to be better known, highlighted, shared and visited". Those observations led us to create a Federation for European cities of Napoleonic history.
If we look into the great man's deeds, the French Revolution, the French Age of Enlightenment, the ideals of 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity' are values which bind us together. Rehabilitating historical sites, encouraging historical research, promoting our museums and our culture through live events, opening up to our country and European citizens is a bit like travelling through the complex, contradictory and sometimes opposing tracks whereby those ideals established themselves in Europe.
The dozens of European cities involved in this movement want to promote their own image, bringing back to life a significant page of their history while discovering common parts to their past. The Napoleonic era has indeed enabled Europe to become aware of itself (through either its support or its opposition to the little Corsican man) and to adopt public institutions inspired by the Enlightenment philosophy.
Our countries and our Europe need to get a stronger awareness of their roots, and thus have a growing self-confidence in regard to taking up the great challenges of their era.
Thus our will to both better understand and highlight our cultural heritage is closely bound to the will to go forward and progress in social and economic matters. Nowadays, the 'identity' issue is central to every single crisis. Changes in behaviour are necessary to take up such challenges as developing sciences and technics, bringing underdevelopment under control or managing the environment. Those changes can only be born from Peace, thus from reconciling with the past.
As the saying goes, there cannot be any future for those who do not accept their history. This is why we decided to gather around this chapter of a great history which once divided us.

Charles Napoleon President of the Federation