Under the same sky
Start date: Jul 4, 2011,
End date: Nov 4, 2012
Taking into consideration the previous experience, both municipalities had developed large level of awarness that only together can develop and dispose own products and improve the quality of life. The main mission of the project action is to put the abundance of the cultural treasure from the cross-border region in function of the total regional development, through developing of the various mechanisms for integrative access of the problem's solving. The implementation of the geographic information system (GIS) for sacral heritage, through regional expert's researches both sides of the border will allow creating of the joint access in the proccess of managing of the cultural resources, that is very important for creation and promotion of the joint tourist product as joint cultural attractions. The strategy is to create sustainable tourist product and develop mechanisms, based on close cultural and historical connections from the municipalities of the CB region. Achievements: Constructed and asphalted 1 km long local road to the hermits sanctuary of the Saint Joakim Osogovski in Gradec village; Arranged ground around the sanctuary and improvement of the surrounding area of the cultural spot; Two exploring missions - one on the territory of Kriva Palanka and the other on the territory of Dupnica, with duration of ten days (five days on the territory of Kriva Palanka, and five days on the territory of Dupnica) were conducted for collection of data for the implementation of the GIS(geographic information system). Creation of data base of the sacral heritage in the cross-border region Kriva Palanka-Dupnitsa; Implementation of GIS (geographic information system) as e-platform with input data base for sacral heritage; Established few events as tourist attraction by both partners – celebration of St Simeon (14/09) in the village of Gradec, bridal celebration of St Teodor Tiron in village of Konopnica (march), International Theatre Festival in honour of the saint Joakim Osogovski (15-21/09), gathering in honour of St Nikola in Dupnica (06/12) and Pentecost in village of Samoranovo ( first Friday in June); Developed, published and distributed information book for the sacral heritage of the region in 1 000 pieces in Macedonian, Bulgarian and English; promoted on both territories of Kriva Palanka and Dupnitsa.
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