In recent years Los Caminos de Santiago has become a powerful tool for territorial development, based on the enhancement of a unique cultural heritage, both natural and intangible.

The demands of the public and users around the Camino have encouraged the creation of innovative services and products that, from local companies and entities, generate new opportunities in rural areas in terms of employment, economy, research and knowledge transfer .

Moving forward is proposed in this first edition, for public professionals already involved in some way in the management of roads and who need new tools and knowledge, given the complexities of their management, and the new regulations and public policies that affect to the management of the roads.

The main objective is to train specialists in the management of the territory in the surroundings of the Roads of Santiago and, by extension, in cultural itineraries or "heritage routes" that contribute to complement the traditional economic structures, in favor of the territorial development, of the dynamization of rural and landscape conservation.


Moving forward proposes an integrating methodology, based on the concerns or interests of the students, which is supported by specialized and specific training, which is transferred to the field in contact with the agents that operate in it, which will then be contrasted with mediators in charge of its dissemination, and that presents the final result of the work of the participants with the support of the faculty and directors of the workshop and specific projects and actions. This methodology is structured around five phases:

  • Propositive formulation: Presentation by participants of a proposal or project idea that will entitle them to registration, according to the quality, viability and interest of the same.
  • Intensive training: Theoretical sessions oriented to present the values ​​to be taken into account in the historical territory of the roads, and which make it up as a cultural landscape and a "living landscape".
  • Fieldwork: Realization of the Way, combining the realization of stages on foot in the morning with the celebration of classes, round tables and workshops with the agents present in the territory in the afternoon.
  • Strategic training: New session of training sessions related to the dynamization of roads and their products, allowing participants to finish shaping their proposal and discuss it in the classrooms.
  • Project formulation: After a period of supervised work, the final proposals are drawn up, which will end with the presentation and discussion of the work carried out and their evaluation.

The resulting projects will be edited together. The Juana de Vega Foundation will collaborate in the development of those that are of most interest for the revaluation of the rural.

English Way

The case study in this first edition of Routing will be the English Way. Throughout 7 days we will travel the route that pilgrims traditionally followed that from other points of Atlantic Europe arrived by sea to our coasts.


The English Way has two alternatives in Galicia, the variant that departs from Ferrol (118 km) and the variant that starts from A Coruña (74 km), connecting both routes in the town of Bruma. This road combines urban and rural areas, which will allow participants to have a global vision of the problems and constraints in the management of the roads.

In recent years, this route was the subject of intense conditioning and promotion work, the route that experienced a greater proportional growth in the number of registered pilgrims.


Juana de Vega Foundation
Rúa Salvador Allende nº 92
C.P .: 15176 San Pedro de Nós - Oleiros
A Coruña - Spain
TEL: (+34) 981 654 637
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