Project Newsletter 3
Capitalising of fortified cultural heritage for sustainable
development and competitiveness of cities and regions
During the summing up conference of the project "
Forte Cultura - capitalising of
fortified heritage for sustainable development and competitiveness of cities
", held on 25th-26nd November 2014 in Kostrzyn nad Odra (PL), the 13
project partner from 8 Central European Countries were able to provide an impressive
list of results. The transnational cooperation was possible with the funding of the CEN-
TRAL EUROPE Programme. Additional guests from Spain, Belgium and Croatia observed
the conference and verify to participate in the future activities. The interest was focused
on the developed European culture route fortification
FORTE CULTURA (www.forte-cultura.eu
as a new tourist product to win tourists wit economic effects for the main-
tenance of the cultural heritage fortified monuments.
At the same time, some publications were produced to improve the monument economy,
the management quality and the market presence of the fortifications in Central Europe.
Assessed as important is the progress and the new quality in the fortress marketing.
Therefore a guideline was elaborated.
The more than 60 participants at the conference expressed their great interest in the
joint implementation of the project results for a wide dissemination of the knowledge
Project results justifying
continuation of the transnational fortress cooperation
This operation is implemented through the CENTRAL
EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF
GENERAL PROJECT-SUMMING UP AS START OF PERMANENT COOPERATION
CONTRIBUTION TO CAPITALISING OF FORTIFIED HERITAGE
FORTRESS MARKETING AS KEY FOR MARKET IMPLEMENTATION
FORTIFIED HERITAGE FOR URBAN CULTURAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
EUROPEAN CULTURE ROUTE DEVELOPMENT
VALORISATION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISES
The "European Fortress
Tourism and Fortress
Marketing Network reg.
ass." was founded
As one of the most important re-
sults of the project, a new perma-
nent cooperation network of the
fortified monuments in Europe
The project partner agreed to
create a legal organisation to
manage the transnational coop-
eration in a professional quality.
Common interest of the network
members is the development of
the fortress tourism, based on the
and the effective fortress market-
ing. It's planned to offer new in-
struments for the fortifications to
be present at the European tour-
ist markets. "
" is the common slogan for
the network activities:www.forts2market.net
A Managing Committee was
elected. Dr. Frank Riesbeck, Hum-
boldt-University at Berlin (DE), is
the first Chair person.
Members of the network can be
public or private organisations
or experts that legitimately rep-
resent a fortified monument or
have expertises in the field of for-
tified heritage, fortress tourism or
The central network office will be
in Berlin (DE), managed by the
European Cooperation Centre of
Fortified Heritage - ECCOFORT
Dr. Frank Riesbeck, Chair person of
the network, awards Dr. Andrzej Kunt,
Mayor of the Lead Partner City Kostrzyn
nad Odra, as Honorary President of the