27 July 2019 - Co.Co.Tour (Coastal Communities Tourism) project will have the third meeting and the Steering Committee of the project in Herceg Novi on Wednesday, July 31st, as stated from the Municipality of Herceg Novi Cabinet of President. The partners from Italy, Albania and Montenegro will talk about the implementation of project activities through which, among other things, the reconstruction of the House of Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric is being realized.
Official addresses to partners were planned on that day at 12 pm, in the Grand Hall of the Municipality of Herceg Novi. The guests will be greeted by the Mayor of Herceg Novi Stevan Katic, Executive Director of the Agency for Local Democracy Niksic Kerim Međedović and Head of the Office for International Cooperation Simonida Kordić.
In accordance with the project activities, the same day, at 16:30, a visit to the House of Ivo Andrić is planned, where the representatives of the partners will have the opportunity to see the works and get acquainted in more detail with the course of the reconstruction financed through the project Co. Co. Tour.
The Co.Co.Tour project aims to preserve and promote the natural and cultural heritage of coastal communities through the development of a cross-border model and a network of eco-communities and community museums with smart, sustainable, tourism management.
This is the first time in the world that such a model of the eco-museum network is developing, which implies the use of smart technologies, the involvement of the local community with its specificities, putting particular emphasis on accessibility.
According to the Port Museum in Tricase, in the ambient of the renovated House of the Nobel Prize-winning Ivo Andrić, there are plans to establish an eco museum and community museum, which will connect the touristic capacities, cultural, natural and historical characteristics of the city from scales with personality, life and by the work of the great writer, Ivo Andric.
The leading partner of the project is the Albanian Development Fund, while the other partners are Local Democracy Agency Niksic, Herceg Novi Municipality, Tricase Municipality (province of Lecce, part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy), Magna Grecia Mare Organization (Italy), Himara Municipality (part of the Vlorë County, Southern Albania) and Associated Partner Agency for the Protection of Natural Areas (Albania).
The event organizer is the Local Democracy Agency Niksic in partnership with the Municipality of Herceg Novi.