MONUMENTALIZED EARLY IRON AGE LANDSCAPES IN THE DANUBE REGION
Monumentalized Early Iron Age Landscapes in the Danube River Basin (acronym: Iron-Age-Danube) was an Interreg DTP project co-funded by European regional development fund that lasted from January 2017 to September 2019.
Project partnership gathered 20 partners from 5 European countries involved in the European Strategy for the Danube Region with the common goal aimed to research, protection and touristic use of the most important Iron Age Landscapes in Austria (AT), Croatia (HR), Hungary (HU), Slovakia (SK) and Slovenia (SI), among them the micro-regions of Großklein (AT), Strettweg (AT), Jalžabet (HR), Kaptol (HR), Poštela (SI), DolenjskeToplice (SI), Százhalombatta (HU), Süttő (HU) and Sopron (HU).
Routes4U is a joint programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union to enhance regional development in the Adriatic-Ionian, the Alpine, the Baltic Sea and the Danube macro-regions through cultural routes, heritage policies and practices. In line with the Faro Convention (Council of Europe, 2005), the project also promotes the importance of local citizens and their strong connection with their heritage in the creation of a common European narrative.
VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES OF THE DANUBE REGION
Based on a strong and expanded network established during the Iron Age Danube Project, Danube´s Archaeological eLandscapes is a Interreg DTP project co-funded by ERDF and IPA II that started in July 2020. Project's major goal is to make the archaeological heritage, especially archaeological landscapes of the Danube region, regionally, nationally and internationally more visible and thereby more attractive for its integration into sustainable cultural tourism. The backbone of this task are the major museums of the region, setting their focus also beyond their own premises, i.e. in the most prominent archaeological landscapes of the Danube region. By involving state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies the museums, which are visited by the mainstream of tourists, will encourage the visitors to experience the heritage in its original landscapes not only in their own country, but also in countries of other partners.
The NEXT ROUTES project focuses on an innovative approach to heritage management. Through planned activities, the project will reinforce Cultural Routes staff skills and knowledge related to digital and creative competencies, support Cultural Routes in the digital transition and help them manage and disseminate Cultural Routes contents in an engaging and effective way by promoting their cultural heritage through innovative gamification approaches. The project represents a great opportunity for the staff of the Cultural Routes involved, and will provide them with an easy-to-use tool and manual for the enhancement of the presentation of cultural heritage on their respective territories, thus making it accessible to all interested members and stakeholders.
The project partnership, consisting of 8 partners from 6 countries and led by the Phoenician’s Route, brings together Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (the Phoenicians’ Route (Italy), the European Route of Jewish Heritage (Luxemburg), the European Mozart Ways (Austria), the Routes of the Olive Tree (Greece), the ATRIUM – Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th Century In Europe’s Urban Memory (Italy) and the Iron Age Danube Route (Croatia) with the Mobile Idea Srl (Italy), which is one of the leading private companies in the EU specialized in technological innovation applied to the cultural and tourism sector, and the Breda University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands).