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Fortress Tourism and Guide Congress

FORTE CULTURA conference to foster cooperation on fortified heritage in the Adriatic Sea Region; Launch of the European Fortress Summer 2023


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Wed, 29 Mar 2023 18:00 - Fri, 31 Mar 2023 16:00 CEST


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About this event

FORTE CULTURA Fortress Tourism and Guide Congress 2023, Šibenik (HR)

Historic fortresses are an extraordinary architectural backdrop for an impressive world of experiences: festivals, culture, art, sports, leisure, recreation, education, games and fun. Every year, many thousands of visitors discover and enjoy the vibrant cultural life and attractive events in fortresses across Europe.

The European Cultural Route of Fortified Monuments - FORTE CULTURA takes you into this fascinating world of historic fortresses. Around 50 stations of the cultural route in 10 European Countries offering extraordinary experiences for cultural tourists.

The International Fortress Tourism and Guide Congress provides:

  • European best practices of clustering fortified sites in cross-border cooperation
  • process of the development of sustainable cultural tourism in fortresses
  • quality criteria to be a station of the FORTE CULTURA European Cultural Route
  • qualification programme for tour guiding in fortresses
  • knowledge exchange and scientific support for the fortified heritage

Fortress Routes on the Adriatic Sea Region

The congress shall provide the development of sustainable tourist routes to the cultural heritage of fortified monuments in the Adriatic region for different target groups, i.e. for Young Europeans, disabled people or under the aspect of climate-friendly travel. A workshop at Knin Fortress will work out how sustainable tourism and inclusion can be implemented. The workshop is part of the EFFFORTS Goes Green initiative.

Enjoy an extraordinary expert event at the fortresses Šibenik and Knin!

Programme Wednesday, 29 March 2023

  • 15.00 - 17.00 FORTE CULTURA General Assembly (for members and invited guests only)
  • 20.00 GET TOGETHER AND AN INFORMAL DINNER (own expenses)

Programme Thursday, 30 March 2023

  • 9.00 - 16.15 CONFERENCE
  • 16.15 Guided Tour of Šibenik Fortresses
  • 18.45 Launch European Fortress Summer 2023 - Special event at St. Johns Fortress
  • 19.30 Dinner

Programme Friday, 31 March 2023

  • 8.15 Transport Sibenik --> Knin Fortress
  • 9.15 Guided Tour Knin Fortress
  • 10.45 Introductory lecture
  • 11.15 Workshop 1: Solution Lab at Knin Fortress on sustainable and green fortress tourism
  • 11.15 Workshop 2: Architectural heritage in Ukraine during the war. Fortifications of the Pidhirtsi Castle. European-Ukrainian cooperation for support.
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 14.00 Transport Knin --> Sibenik

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