December 5, 2019 - "Cultural Heritage Potentials for Creating Cultural Routes of Montenegro" is the name of the roundtable to be organized on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Solidarity Gallery in the Old Town of Kotor.
The NGO EXPEDITIO is organizing the roundtable within the project "ROADS OF HERITAGE - Cultural Heritage Potentials for Creating Cultural Routes of Montenegro." The Ministry of Culture supported it as part of a public competition for the award of funds for projects and programs of NGOs within the call for proposals "The diversity of expressions of the independent cultural scene."
The HERITAGE ROADS project aims at improving the presentation of immovable cultural heritage and improving the tourist offer in Montenegro through the affirmation of cultural heritage as a potential for creating national cultural routes, as well as for joining regional and European cultural routes.
EXPEDITIO will present the results of the HERITAGE ROADS project, including the recognized potentials of cultural heritage for the creation of cultural routes, as well as publications published within the edition of the Cultural Route of Montenegro. Subsequently, representatives of relevant institutions and organizations from Montenegro and the region will present current practices, initiatives, and activities related to cultural routes at different levels. The round table will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, who will discuss the current initiatives related to cultural routes in Montenegro. On behalf of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Montenegro, Sladjana Lazarevic will speak on the topic "EuroVelo8 and the Cultural Route - Initiative of the Creative Montenegro - Economic Valorisation and Creative Industries Project." Regional Cooperation Councils (RCCs) on the topic "Activities implemented at the regional level and links to the cultural routes of the Council of Europe" will be discussed by Snježana Derviškadić and Milena Filipović, and Svetlana Vujičić from the Center for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives (CSTI) will present plans for new activities at the local level: Thematic trails for Austro-Hungarian fortresses in the hinterland of Boka Kotorska.
Following presentations, a discussion is planned on the potential of cultural heritage for the creation of national cultural routes in Montenegro, as well as the next steps in this field.