The main goal of the project is the development of a common tourism product based on the principles of social and environmental sustainability, which also valorizes, preserves, protects and promotes the rich maritime heritage of the border area. Through a series of measures and project activities, efforts will be made to protect the existing tangible and intangible maritime heritage as much as possible, as well as to contribute to the creation of a new tourist product and unique and recognizable cross-border destinations. The total value of the project is 3.16 million euros, and it is funded by the European Commission from the European Regional Development Fund with 2.69 million euros, and it will involve 10 partners from Croatia and Italy. The project runs from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is the leading partner of the project, which is a kind of continuation of the successfully implemented EU projects Mala barka and Mala barka 2. Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral after partnership on the project Mala barka 2 in the project Arca Adriatica is involved in the activity of the control and data entry service in the maritime heritage base created within the Mala barka 2 project. The activity includes cataloging the tangible and intangible maritime heritage of the Croatian and Italian project partners, in the Adriatic coast. Thus, the Museum participates in the control and inscribing of objects in the Maritime Heritage Database for the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. Eventually, elements will be selected for the virtual museum to be available to the public. At the end of the project, the Museum, in agreement with the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, will select one of the elements of maritime heritage and apply for registration in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia.
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