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A platform to share experiences and expert knowledge on rock art.

Prehistoric Rock Art is one of the main components of Cultural Heritage in Europe. For this reason, many European organizations and institutions hold a store of wonderful experiences and great expert knowledge.

Unfortunately, the scope of these initiatives is limited, as a result of political and institutional barriers which currently restrict the exchange of these experiences. In this sense, it is necessary to reinforce cooperation on a European scale, sharing information and good practices. This is, basically, what the Prehistoric Rock Art Trails Cultural Route aims to do by linking rock art, archaeology, tourism and rural areas.

Preservation, research, training of staff (managers, guides, monitors and wardens), archaeological tourism and development of rural areas through rock art, are the main goals of our Cultural Route. In addition, since we work on a European scale, we would like to spread the value of rock art among Europeans and strengthen the foundations of the common cultural identity of Europe.

Launched by the Council of Europe in 1987, the Cultural Routes demonstrate, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries and cultures of Europe contributes to a shared and living cultural heritage. European Prehistoric Rock Art has formed a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2010. It is currently the largest archaeological tourism network in Europe and the main group of institutions working together on rock art in the continent. The association that manages this Culture Route (PRAT Association) is open to all the organizations involved in the management and promotion of the sites open to the public with rock art expressions and/or oriented to disseminating the values of the first Art of Europeans.


Adhesion CARP-PRAT


Why is interesting to join to PRAT-CARP Association and to its European Cultural Route of the Council of Europe?

European dimension

– Belong to a transnational membership network (legal association), including a European scientific committee, transnational programme of activities;

– Access to qualified contacts around Europe (researchers and experts).



Advising and funding opportunities

– Access to information on funding opportunities (European, national, local);

– Benefit from the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and European Institute of Cultural Routes letters of support for funding applications;


Networking and visibility

– Use of the label “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” and use of the Council of Europe logo;

– Subject of regular monitoring and quality evaluation through independent expert report and recommendations if you wish obtain the brand European Rock Art Heritage (official label of the PRAT- CARP Cultural Route of the Coucil of Europe);

– Exchange and development of synergies with other members of PRAT-CARP Cultural Route; – Invitation to attend PRAT-CARP network and the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes Annual events: Forums, scientific and training events for managers and technicians, etc.;

– Benefit from Council of Europe and European Institute of Cultural Routes communication strategy, visibility, presentations at international events.


In addition…

– The adhesion and annual fees are very cheap and the institution gets an international brand with the support of the Council of Europe.

– Rock Art destinations can obtain the quality label: European Rock Art Heritage. It is a quality mark for Cultural Heritage and Tourism. -Visibility andprestigeattheinternationallevel.

– Workshops and Training programs. – Several joint activities. – Well positioned and with association to apply for European calls and funds (Horizon, Interreg, Cosme, Erasmus …)

– PRAT-CARP Association has access to several European institutions and to the member states of the Cultural Route Programme of the Council of Europe.