SOURCE project coordinator
Phone : + 33 (0)4 73 34 70 71
Mobile Phone : + 33 (0)6 63 04 05 24
The Route of Spa Towns in the Massif Central is running the SOURCE project in partnership with the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), a network already endorsed by the Council of Europe, in the framework of the call for proposals from the European Culture programme 2007-2013, whose objectives are cultural cooperation and intercultural dialogue. The Route of Spa Towns in the Massif Central is coordinating the SOURCE project, which is developed between May 2013 and April 2015.
The partners – namely the other towns in the EHTTA network, the National Association of Italian Thermal Towns (ANCOT), and the ASTERION Association (Association for the creation of a Foundation of European Culture Centres) – have also been asked for their contribution.
The SOURCE project is a multidisciplinary project based on the origins and the future of the “European spa-town culture”, notably in terms of all its forms of creativity that have been central to building of a European culture produced by exchanges: the art, literature, music, philosophy, politics, science and urban development of these towns. Working together, the objective of these towns has been the discovery of this shared European cultural heritage. Debates organized in the framework of this project will be gathered together and put into perspective in a “Thermal Blue Book”, which will present contributions and scenarios for Europe in 2020, in order to encourage, improved dialogue about thermal culture, to reinforce the role of historic thermal towns through the creation of a permanent common platform and to spread a notion of creative thermal culture.