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The European Association of the Columban Way was founded in 2013, through an agreement between the towns of Bangor, Luxeuil and Bobbio to create a Cultural Route. The intention is to apply to become a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.
The Columban Way is a partnership, grouping the regions, boroughs, counties, towns, local communities and private and public groups of all sizes that are concerned by the heritage of Columbanus and Gall, in particular those on territories crossed by the route.
The Association oversees the development of the pilgrimage route, and coordinates heritage, tourism and cultural projects across Europe.
It is run by the not-for-profit European Association of the Columban Way. A Coordination Committee, with representatives from every region, approves the management plan, implemented by the executive team.
The Association is led by its President, Deborah Girvan. An idea of the 2019 objectives can be found in the following article: https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/1230/1019580-columbanus-pilgrimmage/