Assessments for developing a new regional tourism product/ cultural route of post-World War II Monuments in SEE.
Among the 12 grants awarded by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) from the European Union Fund, the Expeditio project WWII-MonumentSEE was also supported. The project for the assessment of monuments created after the Second World War started with the implementation in November 2018 and lasted for seven months. CHwB BiH participated in this project as an associate. The implemented activities, which included field research, lectures and workshops, were financially supported by the European Union through the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Tourism Development and Promotion Project. The aim of the project is to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of the economies of the six countries of the Western Balkans by supporting the development and promotion of a common regional offer within the framework of cultural and adventure tourism.
The project seeks to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of the economies of the six Western Balkan countries by supporting the development and promotion of a common regional offer within cultural and adventure tourism.
Monuments created after the Second World War in the area of Southeast Europe represent a significant potential for the development of a regional cultural tourist route. These monuments, which were created in large numbers in the period after the Second World War on the entire territory of the former Yugoslavia and Albania, are primarily memorials of the anti-fascist struggle, but also much more than that. Many of them have exceptional artistic value. They are not just “beautiful forms without meaning, their form is the fruit of ideological, formative, philosophical, aesthetic and ethical research of many architects, sculptors and artists.”
The WWII-MONUMENTSEE project promotes a comprehensive approach, involving all stakeholders, and builds upon existing initiatives. Experts who have already conducted some research in this area were invited to attend a regional workshop and share their experiences and participate in the formulation of proposals and guidelines for the development of a new comprehensive regional tourism product / cultural route.
The objectives of the project are: to develop a new regional tourist product / cultural route – monuments created after the Second World War – in the area of Southeast Europe; improvement (employment and sustainability) of regional tourism in the area of Southeast Europe, through the development of a new tourist product / cultural route; contribution to the economic growth of the region of Southeast Europe through the strengthening of regional tourism and cultural routes.
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