CYRIL AND METHODIUS ROUTE
- Co-operation in research and development
- Enhancement of memory, history and European heritage
- Cultural and educational exchanges for young Europeans
- Contemporary cultural and artistic practise
- Cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development
- Heritage elements
The City of Thessaloniki Welcomes Cooperation On the Cyril and Methodius Route
12th May 2023, Zlín / Thessaloniki, Greece
The development of the Cyril and Methodius Route was the subject of a meeting of representatives of the Zlín Region and the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius Association in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on 3-4 May. A meeting of members, partners and supporters of the Cyril and Methodius Route was held for the first time at the city hall. Participants came from the Czechia, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Greece, with others joining online. On the Greek side, the meeting was attended by Ms Maria Karagianni, Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki, Ms Maria Tatagia, Director of the Thessaloniki History Centre, and Ms Margarita Lioulia, representative of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
The International Association European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius holds its General Assembly in the Slavic apostles' birthplace - Thessaloniki
26th April 2023 - Zlín, Czech Republic / Thessaloniki, Greece
The European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius is holding a General Assembly of its members in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki on 4 May 2023, with the participation of its members, partners and supporters. The City of Thessaloniki has been a member of the international association ECRSCM since 2015 and is hosting a meeting of its members for the first time. Thessaloniki will welcome representatives of members from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria. On the Greek side, the meeting will be attended by Maria Karagianni, Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki, and Margarita Lioulia, representative of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport, who also represents Greece in the Programme Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
The Cyril and Methodius Route aims to arouse the interest of school children in the Glagolitic alphabet, the heritage of Great Moravia
15th March 2023 - Zlín, Czech Republic
How to arouse the interest of today's schoolchildren in the Glagolitic alphabet, the script that Constantine and Methodius brought to Great Moravia 1160 years ago? This will be the theme of the conference "THE WAY TO WRITING", which will be organised by the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius in the Jesuit cellar in Staré Město near Uherské Hradiště on 23 March 2023.
Representatives of the association will present the activities of the Cyril and Methodius Route and the results of a cross-border project aimed at cooperation between artists and primary school pupils. Several artists are involved in the project - ac. sculp. Daniel Ignác Trubač from Polešovice, ac. sculptor. Milan Opalka from Terchová and artist Jozef Vydrnák from Dubnice nad Váhom.
Cyril-Methodius celebration for Slovak natives in Nová Belá on the Spiš region in Poland
11th - 12th February 2023 - Nová Belá, Poland
This year we commemorate the 1160th anniversary of the arrival of St. Cyril and St. Methodius to our ancestors. On February 14th, this year is the 1154 anniversary of the death of St. Cyril. The nongovernmental organisation CYRILOMETODIADA, the Association of Slovaks in Poland, and the PRO PATRIA Foundation cordially invite you to the Cyril-Methodius celebration for Slovak natives in Nová Belá on the Spiš region in Poland.
Our programme starts on Saturday, February 11th at 16.00 with the opening of the philatelic exhibition Living Cyrillo-Methodius Heritage, the author of which is the philatelist Mr. Jozef Kútny from Močenok, Slovakia. The exhibition will take place in the Centre of Slovak Culture in Nová Belá (Nowa Biala).
Artists prepared creative activities with the theme of Glagolitic for children from primary schools
13th December 2022 - Boršice, Czech Republic
16th December 2022 - Terchová, Slovakia
The Association ECRCM is implementing a one-year (4/2022-3/2022) cross-border project "Cyril and Methodius Route - Culture and Education without Borders" supported by the Small Projects Fund of the Programme Interreg V-A Slovakia-Czech Republic aimed at making school and after-school education about the legacy of Great Moravia more attractive and intensifying cooperation with the younger generation and contemporary artists who consistently focus on the Cyril and Methodius legacy in their work. The theme of the activities is to promote knowledge and creative work with the Glagolitic alphabet, the first script created by Constantine-Cyril to record the Slavic language.
Marking of another trail of the Cyril and Methodius Route in the Czech Republic completed: Svatý Kopeček - Olomouc (UNESCO) - Kroměříž (UNESCO) - Velehrad
11th November 2022
Olomouc, Czech Republic
The marking of the long-distance hiking trail Svatý Kopeček u Olomouce - Velehrad, which is 109 km long, has been completed. Pavel Přílepek, head of the markers of the Czech Hiking Club, informed the secretariat of the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Zlín on 11 November 2022. It is another of a set of Cyril and Methodius Route centred on Velehrad, namely the so-called Archbishop's Route, which leads through the flat Haná River and around the Morava River and through Chřiby. In 2023, this marked trail is to be extended from Svatý Kopeček through Šternberk to Opava (in the direction of Częstochowa in Poland), again using existing KČT walking trails. The marking of the Cyril and Methodius Route in cooperation with the KČT has been carried out since 2018 on the basis of a framework agreement on marking the maintenance of pilgrimage trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route.