Stefano Dominioni

Executive Secretary, Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes - Directorate General of Democracy, Director, European Institute of Cultural Routes @

Dr. Stefano Dominioni is Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, Luxembourg. During his career at the Council of Europe he has worked for the Directorate General of Education, Culture and Youth, and the Directorate General of Social Cohesion. Dr. Dominioni has taught European Public Policies and European Project Management at the Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po) at the University of Strasbourg. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, M.A. from Boston College and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Milan.

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organization. It comprises 47 state members, 28 of which are members of the European Union ( The Cultural Routes Program was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987. As of 2016, there are 32 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which cover varied themes of European memory, history, and heritage and contribute to the interpretation of diversity of present-day Europe. The European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), located in Luxembourg, is responsible for implementing the Council of Europe’s cultural routes program. It assists new projects, advises and evaluates certified routes, co-ordinates an academic network and organizes training and visibility activities.