ERIH has been a "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" since 2019

The Cultural Routes programme, launched by the Council of Europe in 1987, demonstrates in a visible way, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries and cultures of Europe represent a share culture heritage.

The Cultural Routes put into practice the fundamental values of the Council of Europe: human rights, cultural democracy, cultural diversity and identity, dialogue, mutual exchange and enrichments across boundaries and centuries.

As of 2021 there are 45 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.