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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 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.