Organizing Committee

 UNWTO is organizing the International Project "The Value of Human Rights on the Camino de Santiago: harnessing the power of tourism to promote cross-cultural dialogue and achieve the SDGs" together with: 




Helsinki-España is a Spanish NGO, established in 1990 with the purpose of promoting and disseminating the values of the Helsinki Final Act of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) related to the human dimension, in particular human rights and fundamental freedoms. Since its foundation, Helsinki-España has been working for the respect and protection of human rights through education within universities. 

Helsinki-España carries out informative and formative work through the organization of international meetings and training courses on topics related to peace, conflict resolution, international terrorism, poverty, human rights education and youth employment as an instrument of peace. 

Helsinki-España has an international network of experts composed of specialists from the main international organizations, including the United Nations, OSCE and NATO, universities, as well as members of diplomatic corps, forces and security bodies. Helsinki-España also has an international network of universities composed of more than 140 universities around the wotrld. 



The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) took its first steps in 1994 and nowadays shares its path with more than 60 worldwide universities, becoming one of the largest university networks in Europe. In addition, the GCU has an extensive net of worldwide institutional and private partners with whom it cooperates in the development of joint projects and activities. 

All the universities and partners of the CGU share the values of cooperation and integration developed around el Camino de Santiago. Honoring those values, the Compostela Group of Universities aims to foster collaboration and promote dialogue in all fields related to Higher Education. The CGU is convinced that diversity and multicultural environments are the key element in the profile of 21st century universities.