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    Split Dalmatia County - Address: Domovinskog rata 2, 21000 Split, Croatia
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    Šibenik-Knin County - Address: Trg Pavla Šubića I br. 2, 22000 Šibenik, Croatia
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    Region of Istria - Address: Drščevka, 3, 52000 Pazin, Croatia
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    City of Mostar - Address: Adema Buća 19, 88000 Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina
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    Region of Epirus - Regional Unit of Thesprotia - Address: P. Tsaldari 18, Igoumenitsa - 46100 - Greece
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Restoration and Museumization of the National Photo Gallery Marubi
On March 30th 2014, at the premises of the “Milenium”’ Cinema in Shkodër, the public hearing to announce the project design award for “The restoration and museumization of the national photo gallery” was organised.
This activity finalizes the second phase of “Call for Proposals”’ for the project-design on the National Design Competition for the National Photo Gallery which was organised by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Albanian Development Fund and Atelier Albania.
Classe 2On the 28th of July, in Classe (Ravenna) there has been inaugurated and opened to the public with the presence of the Italian Minister of the Culture and Tourism, Dario Franceschini, the first station of the Archaeological Park.
The relevant museum project foresees the restitution of the ancient spirit and context in the new dress of modern usability which aims at fostering the accessibility, the interactivity and the powerful and evocative multimedia experiences in the same site in which the ancient commercial port once rose.
sindacoRestoration of Cultural Centre in Padna
Municipality of Piran has restorated the new cultural centre “Božidar Jakac” in Padna with the total reconstruction of the exteriors and interiors of the building and the complete furniture and multimedial equipment of the premises.
The cost of intervention (around 400.000,00€) has been supported by the IPA Adriatic CBC territorial cooperation Programme in the framework of the HERA project in which Municipality of Piran is partner.
DSC 3852New arrangement design of Tourist Information Centre in Campli
Campli celebrated the rearrengement of the new Tourist Information Center in the Farnese Square, which has been refurnished and equipped by Consorzio Punto Europa teramo within the activities of HERA project and the financial assistance of the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme. At the opening ceremony, the attendees were addressed by the Mayor of the Municipality of Campli Mr. Quaresimale and other regional and local administrative stakeholders and it was projected the territorial audiovisive tourism product which will be presented in the three international tourism fairs in London, Madrid and Milan.
Tourist Information CenterNew Tourist Information Centre in Postojna
The Opening Event of the new Tourist Information Center, which was constructed in scope of the project HERA and has been produced with the financial assistance of the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme, was held on 4th July 2014 on street Tržaška in Postojna.
At the opening ceremony, the attendees were addressed by the Mayor of the Municipality of Postojna Mr. Jernej Verbič and the President of the Tourist Association of Slovenia, Mr. Peter Misja.


Zadar defensive Walls joined UNESCO’s World Heritage list

19800654 1395525313867392 7217592681360938122 oDefensive walls surrounding Zadar joined UNESCO’s World Heritage list in July as part of Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar. Project HERA is very proud of this great achievement as two out of three locations infrastructurally improved in Zadar within this very project are part of Venetian Works of Defence – now a UNESCO site. Through project HERA, conservation-restoration works and hydro-insulation of the Gate of St. Chrysogonus was undertaken in the amount of 170.000 EUR, as well as building repairs and conservation-restoration works on renewal of Minor Arsenal and the refurbishment of the Visitor Centre, including development of multimedia solutions and the equipment for the multimedia system, in the amount of 385.000 EUR.

Entire new addition to the UNESCO’s World Heritage list consists of 15 components of defence works in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, spanning more than 1,000 kilometres between the Lombard region of Italy and the eastern Adriatic Coast. The fortifications throughout the Stato da Terra protected the Republic of Venice from other European powers to the northwest and those of the Stato da Mar protected the sea routes and ports in the Adriatic Sea to the Levant. They were necessary to support the expansion and authority of the Serenissima. The introduction of gunpowder led to significant shifts in military techniques and architecture that are reflected in the design of so-called alla modernaI bastioned, fortifications, which were to spread throughout Europe.


For more info: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1689/

Overview of HERA project implementation


Zadar1Project “HERA - Sustainable tourism management of Adriatic HERitage” dealt with some of the major challenges of all partner countries concerning culture and tourism sector, such as lack of an integrated management and promotion strategy of Adriatic cultural heritage, insufficient involvement of community actors in cultural heritage promotion and valorization activities, high seasonality of tourism demand, uneven development level of tourism offer between Adriatic countries, and last but not least, lack of promotion of Adriatic area as a unique cultural tourism destination on the international markets. Aforementioned problems were being combated by a partnership of 20 organizations from eight countries, led by Zadar County, through a series of activities worth 8.842.602,24 EUR.

Speaking from a public visibility point of view, the project started with a Kick-off conference in Zadar, Croatia on the 12th of February 2014 and ended with a Final project conference on the 23rd of November 2016 in the same place. In the meantime, all the project partners carried out their duties diligently and coordinated them with each other through a series of Project Team & Steering Committee meetings held in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in June 2014, in Postojna, Slovenia in October 2014, in Rimini, Italy in March 2015, in Belgrade, Serbia in October 2015, and in Tirana, Albania in February 2016.

To ensure the sustainability of project’s results in the future, HERA Trademark Regulations were developed through expert work based on capitalization of previous projects and finetuned based on implementation of HERA’s pilot projects. Very significant work was done through HERA pilot projects as partners carried out infrastructural improvements of cultural heritage elements along their Cultural Tourism Routes (CTR’s), as well as their Visitor Centres (VC’s), which were also fully equipped, including new ICT solutions.

The aforementioned expert work was steered and adopted by the HERA Trademark Board through five HERA TM Board meetings that were held in Rimini, Italy in March 2015, in Dubrovnik, Croatia in June 2015, in Igoumenitsa, Greece in December 2015, in Podgorica, Montenegro in May 2015, and in Zadar, 
Croatia in June 2015, in Igoumenitsa, Greece in December 2015, in Podgorica, Montenegro in May 2015, and in Zadar, Croatia in November 2016. HERA TM logo was adopted by the HERA TM Board and subsequently received trademark protection from Croatian Institute for Intellectual Property and from World Intellectual Property Organization.  


Statute for the Association was adopted by the HERA TM Board and the Founding Assembly of the HERA Adriatic Heritages Association was held on the 27th of October 2016 in Zadar, Croatia. Based on HERA TM Regulations, partners’ CTR’s and VC’s were evaluated and their evaluation reports served as foundation for HERA TM certification. HERA Award Ceremony was organized during the project’s Final Conference in Zadar. 


It was a beautiful event in which all the project partners presented their finished pilot projects through video clips (which can be found in the "pilot projects" section of this website) and were awarded HERA TM certificates by Project Manager Lovro Jurišić.

Final national conference in Albania 


Albanian Development Fund organized on 16 November 2016 in Tirana the Final National Conference under the framework of HERA project "Sustainable tourism management of the heritage of the Adriatic"- funded by IPA Adriatic CBC.

The organization of this conference finalizes the successful implementation of all products and activities of this project.

The purpose of this activity was the dissemination and visibility of overall results achieved towards interest groups for the creation of a joint cross-border platform with the aim management and promotion of sustainable tourism in the Adriatic area.

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