Interactive and virtual presentation of cultural heritage & cinema

Priority axis Development and Support of Local Economy
Specific Objective Improve the attractiveness and promote tourism in the cross-border area to enhance employment in tourism
Call 1st Call for Project Proposals
Start date September 10, 2018
Lead Partner Municipality of Edessa
Partners Municipality of Bitola
Municipal Enterprise of Edessa
Association for the development of ecology, tourism and cultural cooperation GRIN-LIST Bitola
Budget 569.264,00 €
The project’s CINECULTURE objectives are:
-Protection and usage of cultural and natural heritage; with the valorisation of the traditional architecture and buildings in Varosi of Edessa and the Old Theater of Bitola, as well as of the cultural heritage of the 2 cities.
-Upgrade of touristic products and services; with the creation of useful ICT tools that operate supportively and valorise the touristic product. Through the use of new technologies, the touristic resources of the cross-border area are promoted and highlighted.
-Horizontal and vertical networking among sectors that upgrade the touristic product (local products, gastronomy, cultural events); Cultural events are realised with workshops in the 2 cities, where young artists give their own perspective on cultural heritage. The project completes important actions, like Manaki Festival in Bitola (procurement of cinema equipment for promoting the Festival) and creates equivalent infrastructure and events in the area of Mills in Edessa. In this way, local products, local architectural culture are linked with cinema and contemporary cultural creation.
-Involve stakeholders and population to the development of the touristic sector to create employment opportunities; the project involves hotels and companies rendering services and promotes local products to visitors.
-Create a joint touristic brand for the CBC area, with the valorisation of the cultural heritage of the first filmmakers, Manaki Brothers and the creation- promotion of a new touristic product, which is based on cultural heritage and contemporary cultural creation.
Aim is to attract visitors from the wider cross-border area and the prolongation of their stay in the two cities.
In other words, to make the visitors stay a few days in the area instead of being only in transit.


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