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Published on 06/04/2020 (last modified 08/04/2020)


Apr 10, 2019 h.




Chamber of Commerce, Piazza della Borsa 14, Trieste 

On the 10th and the 11th of April, in Trieste, was held the kick off meeting of the UnderwaterMuse territorial cooperation project funded by Interreg Italy-Croatia Program.


The partnership, led by ERPAC, supported by INFORMEST, is composed by Italian and Croatian foundations and research institution such as: Cà Foscari University, Puglia Region, City of Kaštela (Croatia) and PI RERA for Development of Split dalmatia County.

The project will last 30 months with a budget of € 1,286,930. UnderwaterMuse incorporates the principles of Faro Convention and aims at the enhancement, promotion and usability of the underwater archaeological heritage of the partner territories thanks to innovative actions and a continue dialogue with its stakeholder.

Underwater tourist routes, virtual reality, augmented reality and also training for tour operators are some of the activities proposed and promoted by the Project.

Mrs. Anna del Bianco, ERPAC General Director, greeted the participants and explained how UndewaterMuse has in fact gone beyond the traditional activities of protecting and promoting cultural heritage answering to the EU Faro Convention that promotes a wider understanding of heritage and its relationship to communities and society. The Project conceives the cross border cultural and natural heritage of underwater archaeological sites as a key point for the enhancement and improvement of the cross border local touristic offer and flow.    
Mr. Urbinati from the Interreg Italy Croatia JS also participated at the event to support the project’s implementation  as well as to the financial and reporting activities.

The next partner meeting is scheduled for the next October at the Museum of Kaštela (Croatia).

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