At the third meeting of partners in the project CoCo Tour, held in Herceg Novi, it was announced that the reconstruction of Ivo Andric's house will be completed by the end of November, followed by the equipping of the facility and defining program contents. The reconstruction of the Nobel prize writer’s house is being funded through CoCoTour.
The leading partner in the project is the Albanian Development Fund, while the other partners are Local Democracy Agencies Niksic, Herceg Novi Municipality, Trikaze Municipality (Italy), Magna Grecia Mare Organization (Italy), Himara Municipality (Albania) and Associate Partner Environmental Protection Agency (Albania). The event is organized by the Local Democracy Agency of Niksic in partnership with the Municipality of Herceg Novi.
Each partner develops project activities related to the formation of the so-called eco museum, and the head of the Herceg Novi office for international cooperation, Simonida Kordic, said that the reconstruction of Andric's house in Herceg Novi is one of the most significant projects in the municipality.
Andrew Teta, a member of the Lead Team in charge of technical project issues, said the project aims to preserve, enhance and promote the natural and cultural heritage of coastal areas through the development of a trans-Atlantic model of cooperation and an eco-network through smart and sustainable tourism management involving three countries – Albania, Italy and Montenegro.
Mayor of Herceg Novi Stevan Katic emphasized that Co.Co. tour project enables the affirmation of universal cultural values. In addition, it introduces various innovative, creative, and modern ways of communicating and involving members of the local community in the creation of new tourism and cultural offering.
Thanks to the Co.Co. Tour, Ivo Andric's house is turning into a place of communication of cultural values, Katic said.
For us, as a Municipality focused on strengthening cooperation with other cities and connecting with them through projects, it is of great importance to be a part of this story - said the Mayor.
Text by Slavica Kosic, on July 31st, 2019, read more at Vijesti