A more social Europe


To encourage the sustainable development, strenghtening the connection between Italy and Slovenia left by the heritage of the Great war
Start date
October 2023
End date
September 2025
749.791,97 €
ERDF Budget
599.833,57 €
The project
Project summary

Policy objective: PO4 - A more social and inclusive Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

Specific objective: SO 6 - enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion and social innovation

Typology: capitalization project


The WALKofPeace+ project intends to give an answer to the challenge faced by the Italy-Slovenia 21- 27 Programme working to attract greater tourist flows through the implementation of a joint cross-border tourist offer, capitalising on the important result of the previous WALKofPeace project - voted the best INTERREG 2020 project - which had created the WoP "brand" by implementing, along a route connecting more than 300 monuments in a pathway more than 500 kilometres long, actions for the conservation of the heritage linked to the First World War and launching its promotion as a sustainable cultural tourism product. The capitalisation project has the even more ambitious objective of enhancing the tourist product through actions at a strategic level to make it a lever for the development of the border area and the attraction of tourist flows, including international ones.


The project aims to:

  • improve accessibility to the tangible and intangible heritage of the Great War by transferring the best practice acquired on Mount Sabotino/Sabotin to improve the usability of the peak of Mount Hermada/Grmada and envisaging to expand the offer to cyclists as well as to walkers;
  • create a multi-level and multi-sectoral cross-border governance for the management of the "brand" in the long term by involving all stakeholders in a process of defining a cross-border strategy and action plan;
  • strengthen the Cross-border Tourism Promotion Strategy in order to make the WoP product a "brand" capable of catalysing the attention of the public attentive to a cultural, slow and sustainable form of tourism.

The main project output aims to unite the common cross-border heritage through a physical path that also becomes a virtual link and an instrument to strengthen the identity of the entire continent capable of transforming a tragic and divisive event into a symbol of peace, reflection and cohesion.


Promoturismo Friuli Venezia Giulia
Ustanova “Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju”
Posoški razvojni center
Občina Komen
Comune di Duino Aurisina – Občina Devin Nabrežina
Associated Partners
Slovenska turistična organizacija
ZRC SAZU - Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti

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Promoturismo Friuli Venezia Giulia

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