Networking in preserving the First World War multicultural heritage in the Danube countries

Fourteen project partners from nine DTP countries joint their efforts in the NETWORLD proposal to manage the sustainable use of the WW1 cultural heritage by combining it with a quality cultural tourism. Ten ASP participate. During the preparation phase the proposal needs was identified. In order to have a joint WW1 heritage evaluation there is a need to upgrade the national efforts and results on a DTP level with a heritage management plan, database, strategy, project, results capitalisation, educational events and conferences. The stock of information will allow the link to develop cultural touristic routes to battlefield and memory places. The access will be improved by using innovative ICT tools. In order to have a large public recognition on the effects of the WW1 a further need is to analyse the heritage sites availability for touristic purposes, and to attract the younger generation by educational materials, games, ICT applications, lectures on WW1 impact, testing and demonstration activities. The DTP website information will allow follow up activities. NETWORLD contribute to the DTP programme objectives SO2.2 by strengthening the joint and integrated approaches in preserving and managing the WW1 cultural heritage and resources in the Danube region as a basis for sustainable development and growth, in order to increase mobility, sustainability, common remembering and cultural tourism. NETWORLD apply a system approach in managing the WW1 cultural heritage by identifying the lacks/needs for change on the heritage topics and related target groups needs to have the linkage between the heritage management and sustainable cultural tourism. The possibilities to link people to people within different cultures in the DTP countries will be performed by a common strategy and database, increased mobility, cultural tourism, applying ICT tools, demonstration and testing. The expected changes will be obtained by the performed activities and outputs.

The Great War in the Common Memory

Final international project conference in Varna


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Budget in Euro
Overall: 1869398
ERDF Contribution: 1404144,74
IPA Contribution: 184843,55
ENI Contribution: 0

Call number
Call 1

Environment and culture responsible Danube region

Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

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Project Partners

Soca Valley Development Centre
Lead Partner, Slovenia
The Walk of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation
ERDF partner, Slovenia
Rozemberk Society
ERDF partner, Czech Republic
Varna Economic Development Agency
ERDF partner, Bulgaria
Cultural LAB Social Cooperative
ERDF partner, Hungary
Municipality of Town Veszprém
ERDF partner, Hungary
Danube University Krems
Faculty of Education, Arts and Architecture
Department for Building and Environment
ERDF partner, Austria
the Consultants Ltd.
ERDF partner, Austria
National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism
ERDF partner, Romania
Institution for development of competence, innovation and specialization of Zadar County
ERDF partner, Croatia
School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo
IPA partner, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Department for Development and International Projects of Government of Zenica-Doboj
IPA partner, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ministry of Defence, Military Histrory Institute and Museum
Associated partner, Hungary
Forum: Austria-Hungary during the First World War.
Association for promoting the scientific research regarding the history of Austria-Hungary during the First World War
Associated partner, Austria
Slovenian Tourist Board
Associated partner, Slovenia
Scientific Research centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Associated partner, Slovenia
Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia
Associated partner, Slovenia
Military History Institute Prague
Associated partner, Czech Republic
European Cultural Tourism Network
Associated partner, Belgium
Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education
Associated partner, Austria
The Foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders
Associated partner, Bosnia and Herzegovina
German War Grave Service
Associated partner, Germany
Local Action Group Karst
Associated partner, Italy
Regional Museum of History – Dobrich
ERDF partner, Bulgaria
University of Presov
ERDF partner, Slovakia
Latest Project News

The Great War in The Common Memory
19 June 2019

  The final international NETWORLD conference “The Great War in The Common Memory” held last week in Varna, Bulgaria hosted by Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA) and Regional History Museum – Dobrich. The conference started with quick national Bulgarian folklore dances followed by ... Read
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Final NETWORLD Partner Meeting in Varna
19 June 2019

  The final NETWORLD project partner meeting in Varna took place on 13th June, 2019 at Black Sea Hotel. One very productive meeting with full participation of all partners where all deliverables and outputs were discussed in detail to ensure smooth finish of the project. The event was hosted by ... Read
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Another stop of the exhibition "Maritime Education in Bulgaria and World War I" in Rousse
13 May 2019

  After the presentation at the Historical Museum „Aleko Konstantinov” in Svishtov from April 16 to 30, 2019, the exhibition “Maritime Education in Bulgaria and World War I” was opened on May 8, 2019 at Rousse Military Club. It will be exposed for visit for the citizens and guests ... Read
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