SOUTH-EAST ARCHERITAGE Roman Empire Common Heritage in Southern and Eastern ENPI Countries

SOUTH-EAST ARCHERITAGE is a project funded by the European Union under the programme Ciudad – Cooperation In Urban Development And Dialogue – which aims to promote sustainable tourism and strategies of territorial planning through the valorization of the Roman Empire archaeological sites.

The involved Countries and regions (Italy – Sardinia – Province of Cagliari; Romania – Hunedoara County; Tunisia – Cape Bon – Nabeul; Russian Federation – Krasnodar Region – Temryuk District) had a great potential to increase their capacity of endogenous growth, have a common history and cultural heritage due to the presence of Roman Empire. This initiative aimed at creating a network among these “similar” territories in order to implement common policies and strategies of tourism promotion and improves the socio-economic development of the involved urban and rural areas.

The basic idea of the project was to recover the “production” processes, methods and materials used by ancients Romans and turn them into products which will be integrated in the local tourism offer. For every involved territory will be identified specific productions and, after that, a sort of international “itinerary” of the Roman’s productions will be built.

In detail, the project included the following activities:

  1. Analysis of the archaeological tourism sector and definition of a common strategy
  2. Transfer of competences and exchange of experiences
  3. Design of the initiative web site and promotion of “Roman Empire Common Heritage” touristic offer on international level.
  4. Diffusion of the project outcomes.
  5. Project management.


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