WALKofPEACE

TO6

Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.

The project in numbers
Duration:
36 months
Start date: 01.11.18
End date: 31.10.21
N. Partner: 10
 
Progress
Budget:
2.893.176,00€
Budget FERS:
2.459.199,59€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
36 months
Start / End: 
01.11.18 to 31.10.21
Project progress: 
16%
Budget: 
2893176.00€
Budget FERS: 
2459199.59€

WALKofPEACE

Lo sviluppo sostenibile del patrimonio della prima guerra mondiale tra le Alpi e l'Adriatico
Priority Axis 3

Protecting and promoting natural and cultural resources

Specific Objective: 
OS 3.1.
Investment Priority: 
PI 6c
Typology: 
Strategic
Overall Objective of the Project: 

To maintain, explore and promote the material and immaterial heritage of extraordinary historical significance of WW1 as a shared heritage of the programme area within the main brand of the special destination of the Peace Trail between the Alps and the Adriatic. To encourage the integration, updating and development of a new sustainable and culturally oriented tourist offer, based on engaging presentations of the WW1 heritage and thematic routes.

Project summary: 

The peculiarity of the programme area is the presence of WW1 heritage, of extraordinary historical significance, sometimes poorly preserved, with untapped potential for tourism development. The project will contribute to transforming the current situation through shared cross-border activities aimed at the long-term conservation of WW1 heritage and increasing its use in view of the development of sustainable cultural tourism. Studies, exhibitions, cultural and commemorative events will be carried out to strengthen the general knowledge and awareness of WW1 heritage. Targeted training and networking activities for tour operators, organisations and other stakeholders will be carried out to encourage the development of the new tourism offer. To strengthen the joint promotion and marketing of WW1 heritage, a main Peace Trail brand with marketing guidelines, a website and other dissemination material will be introduced. New thematic routes, info-points and centres with interactive and innovative heritage presentations will be updated and organised. Small scale investments will be aimed at preserving WW1's extraordinarily valuable heritage.

Main results: 

Main results of the project will be: studies on the cross-border heritage of WW1 and presentation of the selected results; training and networking aimed at promoting the tourist enhancement of WW1 heritage, for tourism service providers, organisations and other stakeholders; new exhibitions on the heritage of WW1, thematic cultural and commemorative events and conferences; the new main brand of the Peace Trail between the Alps and the Adriatic, with the "brandbook" and the joint marketing guidelines of WW1 heritage; management guidelines for the Bovec-Trieste route; initiatives for the development of new tourist services and offers; common website of the Peace Trail and material for the promotion of WW1 heritage; thematic routes and information points renewed, reorganised and signposted; updated and new information centres with state-of-the-art ICT and multimedia presentations of WW1 heritage; restructuring of monuments, museums and other structures related to the heritage of extraordinary significance of WW1 in the programme area. With cross-border cooperation, we will have achieved these results: (1) preserved the extraordinary heritage of WW1, (2) prepared an engaging interpretation and presentation of WW1 heritage, (3) significantly improved the visibility and promotion of the shared heritage within the cross-border destination and the Peace Trail brand; (5) encouraged the strengthening and development of the cross-border tourism offer within the Peace Trail as a whole. This will increase the level of cross-border cohesion in the field of sustainable WW1 heritage assessment and (b) the number of visitors expected in the whole programme area, directly contributing to the programme result indicator of specific objective 3.1, as well as performance indicators PN 6C (C009 and 3.1.1).

Partner

Lead Partner

Posoški razvojni center

Goriška
SLO

Project partner 1

Regione del Veneto

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 2

Ustanova "Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju"

Goriška
SLO

Project partner 3

Associazione GAL VENEZIA ORIENTALE

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 4

Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti

Ljubljana
SLO

Project partner 5

PromoTurismoFVG

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 6

Comune di Nova Gorica

Goriška
SLO

Project partner 7

ENTE REGIONALE PER IL PATRIMONIO CULTURALE DELLA REGIONE AUTONOMA FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

Gorizia
ITA

Project partner 8

Javni zavod za upravljanje dediščine in turizem Pivka

Primorsko-notranjska
SLO

Project partner 9

Comune di Ragogna

Udine
ITA

Objectives and Activities

1. To consolidate the knowledge and awareness of a common heritage of the First World War in the PA through the preparation and organisation of cross-border billing and research programmes.

With the implementation of the study activities we will complete the knowledge relating to the heritage of the First World War; the results will be used to organize training and promotional activities. We will organise educational, cultural and commemorative events, conferences, exhibitions and publications aimed at raising awareness, recognition and knowledge of the First World War heritage, including among important target groups (e.g. journalists, tourist agencies). Through networking and training for current and potential interested tour operators, we will encourage the development of a new tourism offer. In this way, we will increase the number of visitors expected and contribute to the implementation of the result indicator C009 PO.

2. Stimulate the development of sustainable cultural tourism by creating a destination and the Peace Trail brand, along with tourism promotion tools.

We will draw up guidelines for the management of the Cross-border Peace Trail between Bovec and Trieste with long-term actions for the maintenance of the trail and of particularly important artefacts. We will draw up the guidelines for marketing WW1 heritage, including a new Peace Trail brand for the relevant area of the trail as well as for some "hot spots" of particular historical significance for the whole PA. For promotional purposes we will prepare a new shared website, modern ICT tools and other promotional material. To support marketing, we will promote the development of new support services. The activities will increase the number of potential visitors and contribute to the result indicator C009 PO.

3. Create a network of historical paths and info-points within the Peace Trail brand, by restoring and laying out the paths, info-points and monuments of particular historical importance.

By carrying out numerous restoration and extension activities on WW1 footpaths, museums and other heritage, as well as by creating new info-points and centres, we will ensure the preservation of a heritage of exceptional historical value and at the same time boost its tourism potential. We will renovate existing paths and open up new ones by positioning information signs and tourism infrastructures. We will restore particularly significant First World War monuments and museums. We will create new information points and innovative presentation centres for WW1 heritage. In this way we will contribute to the result indicator 3.1.1 PO: no. of investments/services for the conservation/restoration of cultural heritage.

Contacts

Posoški razvojni center

003863841500
Trg tigrovcev 1, 5220, Tolmin, Slovenija
Almira Pirih Polona Cimprič

Regione del Veneto

041 2792111
Palazzo Balbi - Dorsoduro - Venezia 3901, 30123, Venezia, Italia
Fausta Bressani

Ustanova "Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju"

0038653890166
Gregorieva 8, 5222, Kobarid, Slovenija
Koren Tadej

Associazione GAL VENEZIA ORIENTALE

+39 0421 394202
Via Cimetta 1, 30026, Portogruaro, Italia
Cinzia Gozzo

Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti

+386(0)14706202
Novi Trg 2, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Petra Kolenc

PromoTurismoFVG

0431387111
Via Locchi 19, 34123, Trieste, Italia, 0431387111
Nicola Reverant

Comune di Nova Gorica

+386 (0)5 3350 177,
Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, 5000, Nova Gorica, Slovenija
Matej Jakin

ENTE REGIONALE PER IL PATRIMONIO CULTURALE DELLA REGIONE AUTONOMA FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

0481 385227
Borgo Castello 20, 34170, Gorizia, Italia
Massimiliano Zamar

Javni zavod za upravljanje dediščine in turizem Pivka

031 775 002
Kolodvorska cesta 51, 6257, Pivka, Slovenija
Teja Morej

Comune di Ragogna

+390432957255
Via 25 Aprile 2, 33030, Ragogna, Italia
Marco Pascoli