Historic Fortresses Intensifying Cross-Border Tourism Development



1.618.438,72 EUR



The main objective of the project FORTITUDE is to develop and improve supporting tourism facilities at historic fortresses and to create joint cultural events that will increase tourism attractiveness of the programme area and increase the number of visitors out of high season. The results of the project will be reflected in the improvement of visitor centers at fortresses in 5 cities: Šibenik, Karlovac, Banja Luka, Herceg Novi and Bar, in development of sightseeing routes featuring visits to fortresses and the stakeholder representatives will be trained in tourism heritage management. Project cross-border added value is reflected in development of long-term cooperation in managing joint manifestation, mutual digital promotion of sites via digital kiosks and standardization of heritage tourism management through capacity building training and know-how exchange.


The Lead partner, Public Cultural Institution Fortress of Culture Šibenik (HR), is responsible for organising capacity building – cultural tourism and heritage management training workshops for partners and stakeholders from the Programme area working in this field of work. The partner is also in charge of coordinating partners and ensuring effective implementation of activities.

Project partner 2, City of Banja Luka (BA) and project partner 3, Municipality of Bar (ME) are responsible for the coordination of capacity building activities within their respective countries.

Project partner 4, Municipality of Herceg Novi (ME) is responsible for the coordination of all project coomunications especially communication regarding Night of Fortresses event through the newly developed website.

Project partner 5, City of Karlovac (HR) is in charge of developing a joint cultural heritage application as a new tourism product which will be used and implemented by all five partners at digital kiosks on their sites.


Final conference of project FORTITUDE

Final conference “Fortified Cultural Heritage – Generator of Tourism Development in the Region” of the project Historic Fortresses Intensifying Cross-Border Tourism Development (FORTITUDE) was held on 9 June 2022 in

Call for local open tender

Municipality of Herceg Novi (Opština Herceg Novi), has published local open tender procedure for a supply contract „Production equipment and interactive digital kiosk for Forte Mare Fortress“ within the project

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