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:
2.459.199,60€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
36 months
Start / End: 
01.11.18 to 31.10.21
Project progress: 
16%
Budget: 
2893176.00€
Budget FERS: 
2459199.60€

WALKofPEACE

The sustainable development of first world war heritage between the Alps and the Adriatic
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

Documents

Poster WALKofPEACEPoster WALKofPEACE
Interreg_WALKofPEACE_plakat_50×70cm.pdf
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Leaflet WALKofPEACELeaflet WALKofPEACE
Leaflet_WALKofPEACE_web.pdf
( 4 bytes, published on 7 February, 2020 - 10:13 )
Newsletter - FebruaryNewsletter - February
Newsletter_February_2020_ENG.pdf
( 880 bytes, published on 12 March, 2020 - 14:46 )
Newsletter - JuneNewsletter - June
Newsletter_June_2020_ENG.pdf
( 1 byte, published on 11 June, 2020 - 13:27 )

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

00386 (0)5 384 15 00
Trg tigrovcev 1, 5220 Tolmin, Slovenija
Almira Pirih, Suzana Colja Resnik

Regione del Veneto

0039 (0)41 279 3249 / 3172 / 2689
Palazzo Sceriman, Cannaregio 168 (Lista di Spagna), 30121 Venezia, Italia
Fausta Bressani

Ustanova "Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju"

00386 (0)5 389 01 66
Gregorčičeva ulica 8, 5222 Kobarid, Slovenija
Tadej Koren

Associazione GAL VENEZIA ORIENTALE

0039 (0)421 394 202
Via Cimetta n. 1, 30026 Portogruaro (VE), Italia
Cinzia Gozzo

Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti

00386 (0)1 470 62 02
Novi Trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Petra Kolenc

PromoTurismoFVG

0039 (0)43 1387 111
Via Locchi 19, 34123, Trieste, Italia
Nicola Reverant

Comune di Nova Gorica

00386 (0)5 335 01 77
Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenija
Matej Jakin

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

0039 (0)481 385 227
Via Diaz 5, 3417 Gorizia, Italia
Massimiliano Zamar

Javni zavod za upravljanje dediščine in turizem Pivka

00386 (0)31 775 002
Kolodvorska cesta 51, 6257 Pivka, Slovenija
Teja Morelj

Comune di Ragogna

0039 (0)43 295 72 55
Via 25 Aprile 2, 33030 Ragogna, Italia
Marco Pascoli