CERTESS project aims at setting up a common methodological framework on how to develop, manage and enhance European Cultural Routes (ECRs), by utilising reference development and governance instruments targeted to foster sustainable cultural tourism. Project activities consist of: A) Transfer of experience (identify, document, check on site, select BPs | design BP transfer to suit needs & contexts of partner regions | arrange for tutoring activities by BP transfer to recipient regions). B) Policy development (identify and adapt governance instruments at regional level involving local stakeholders | draw multi-sectoral governance instruments (policy) within a local Route Implementation Plan to be officially acknowledged as a regional strategic programme to promote a specific ECR.