Yesterday, on 25th June 2020, project EMOUNDERGROUNDS has kicked off along with the representatives of 9 other partner institutions from Italy (Nardo, Capri), Greece (Andravida-Killini), Croatia (Rijeka), Slovenia (Koper, Ivančna Gorica), Montenegro (Bar), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Trebinje), and Albania (Kukes). Due to the limitations linked to the COVID pandemic, the meeting was held online.
A very productive meeting allowed the participants exchange views on the current situation and schedule jointly the activities over the short and the middle term.
The project is conducted within the Interreg ADRION transnational collaboration program. The project partners have the common goal of increasing the attractiveness and competitiveness of included territories, with the aim of strengthening the social and economic development, as well as establishing a sustainable and smart growth of the whole macro-Adriatic region.Having all that in mind, the participants in the project face the challenging task of creating and promoting a new integrated cultural and tourism product, founded in advanced emotional technologies and innovative marketing tools.
the total value of the EMOUNDERGROUNDS project (EMOtional technologies for the cultural heritage valorization within cross-border UNDERGROUNDS) comprises 2.605.497,06 Euros, 85% of which was co-funded from resources from the European Union's ERDF and IPA II funds. Fortress of Culture's budget within that project was something south of 2 million kunas (264.387,78 Euros), while the most significant investment within the project was made toward the implementation of a storytelling VR technology on Šibenik's fortresses.
More info about EMOUNDERGROUNDS can be found on project website.