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Augmenting Cooperation – From Christian Antiquities Towards Enhanced Tourism

Augmenting Cooperation – From Christian Antiquities Towards Enhanced Tourism

Grant beneficiaries

Total EU grant: 491,985.98 €
Total project value: 578,807.04 €
Project duration: 36 months

Expected results of the project:

  • New (unutilized) archaeological (cultural) sites of the cross-border area excavated conserved and valorized for tourist use;
  • Cross-border cooperation in field of archaeology and cultural heritage enhanced;
  • Newly discovered archaeological sites (participating sites) promoted for tourism use.

Target groups

  • Tourism service providers local and international;
  • Cultural and religious institutions;
  • Archaeology and history experts;
  • Media;
  • Students.

Project area

  • Municipality of Berane, Montenegro;
  • Shkodra region, Hoti in Kastrat, Malesia e Madhe, Albania.

Impact of the project

The objective of the action aims to enhance cross border linkages both in geographical (Albania-Montenegro) and sectoral approach (Culture, tourism and archaeological science). It also aims at integrating preservation of cultural heritage and its utilization for tourism industry and developing tourism potential of the area through joint promotion and valorisation of the Christian archaeological heritage.


Polimje, cross-border archaeological sites: Approximation through the Past

Archaeological excavations in Donja Ržanica near Berane revealed the remains of the so-called Tumba city, with invaluable archaeological treasures. In this way, Berane should be highly positioned on the map