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FORTE CULTURA e.V. is constantly striving to expand the fortress network and to strengthen its professional content in various directions in order to promote its members and thus the European cultural heritage of fortress monuments as a whole.
Members and associated members (M / aM)
M regionale Festungsgruppe „Festungen und Wehrgeschichte am Oberrhein 1929 - 1999“
Networks and institutions
EFFORTS (European Federation of Fortified Sites), is a European network for fortifications and fortification organisations based in Brussels. It supports and promotes the cultural heritage of fortified monuments and lobbies the EU on behalf of Europe's fortified heritage.
Based on a cooperation agreement of both networks from June 2020, all members of the EFFORTS network are automatically associate members of FORTE CULTURA e.V. and vice versa. A multitude of joint activities and project approaches can be traced back to this cooperation. www.efforts-europe.eu
Alsace Destination Tourisme (AD) is the travel agency of the European Community of Alsace and is responsible for the development and promotion of tourism, especially in cross-border cooperation. Due to the varied French and German history of Alsace, there are many fortified monuments in the region. Together with FORTE CULTURA, the ADT would like to further strengthen this cultural heritage and sustainably expand the already numerous tourist offers. In addition, the ADT is an important partner for the FORTE CULTURA cluster of fortresses on the Upper Rhine. The ADT has been a member of FORTE CULTURA since September 2022. www.alsace-destination-tourisme.com
Fortresses and the Second World War also have many points of contact. The European Cultural Route "Liberation Route Europe", certified by the Council of Europe in 2019, leads along commemorative routes to the historical sites of the Second World War in Europe. FORTE CULTURA and the Liberation Route have been cooperating on various levels since the end of 2019. www.liberationroute.de
The European Route of the Reformation represents the world-historically significant age of the Reformation. There are many points of contact here with modern fortress construction, and the two influenced each other.
In May 2020, FORTE CULTURA e.V. and the Council of Europe-certified European Route of the Reformation signed a cooperation agreement to explore synergies and to develop impulses for the cultural-touristic, social and economic valorisation of the cultural heritage of the Reformation and fortress architecture. www.reformationroutes.eu