Rural educational, cultural and ethnographic tourist attraction
Program: Operational Programme Competitiveness and cohesion 2014-2020
Lead beneficiary: Dubrovnik Neretva Region
Duration: 01/2017 – 01/2020
Budget: total eligible costs 32,645,708.48 kuna (4.35 milion euro), out of which 85% grant in the amount of 27,748,345.48 kuna (3.7 milion euro)
It is the integrated development program based on the restoration of cultural heritage, which aims to create an integrated cultural tourism destination that includes certain rural and remote areas in the Region related to a unique tourist product. The project includes the activities of restoration of cultural property to the digital access to cultural heritage.
With the Dubrovnik Neretva Region and the Regional Development Agency DUNEA, which prepared a project, it participates another 10 partners. The Region will implement component to establish a system of free Internet access in locations of cultural property involved in the project. Agency DUNEA, except that it will implement the project, will be responsible for component digital access to cultural heritage and access via smart cards and mobile applications.
In the city of Korcula was planned renovation of a valuable cultural asset, palace Ismaeli-Gabrielis, which houses the Museum of the town of Korcula, in the Dubrovacko primorje project involves the reconstruction of the parish house to establish a Native house of Dubrovacko primorje, in Smokvica will build a Museum of gold and silver of Smokvica and in Mljet will restore Austrian way and establish thematic trail Babino polje.
As a partner in the project participate also Korcula Development Agency KORA, which will conduct research on life in the old town of Korcula and the potential of its development, and after publication of a book on this subject. Department of Economics and Business, University of Dubrovnik is responsible for component relating to research with the aim of creating a new tourist product and subsequently implement training for stakeholders in the tourism industry. Croatian Conservation Institute through the project will equip the laboratory for conservation and restoration research in the Stay palace and conduct research on cultural property involved in the project. With the establishment of a scientific laboratory specializing in research that preceded the reconstruction works of art, will be created conditions for the further development of conservation and restoration activity that is the basis for the preservation of cultural heritage.
For component 'promotion of project results', and new tourism products resulting from the project activities, is in charge of the Tourist Board of the Dubrovnik Neretva Region, who will present the project at tourism fairs in London, Paris and Berlin. Since this is a integrated project based on the restoration of cultural heritage, in this project, as partners, are also included private entrepreneurs - Crafts for furniture restoration Depolo from Korcula and travel agency Dominium travel from Dubrovnik.