Regional workshop of sustainable management plan in Kotor, Montenegro, entitled "Sustainable Management of the Adriatic UNESCO World Heritage Sites", was held on April 10th, 2014. This workshop was proceded by Fourth Cross-border meeting of the partners on this project.
Workshop was organized by FB8 Centre for Conservation and Archaeology of Montenegro. Workshop was held in Gallery of Solidarity in Old town Kotor.
Invitation for the workshop was sent by e-mailing list to the various institutions and organizations at local and national level, as well as individuals in the field of cultural heritage protection.
Information regarding the workshop was provided to all media in Montenegro: local and national radio stations, newspapers and TV stations.
The workshop had a total of 51 participants, partners on the implementation of the ExPO AUS project, representatives of Municipality of Kotor, Tourist Organization Kotor, Maritime Museum, Maritime Faculty, NGO representatives as well as other stakeholders.
All the participants reecived promotional material package which consisted of EX.PO AUS bag, folder, brochure, 2 notebooks and several bookmarks.
Welcome note was given by Zeljko Kalezic the director of the regional office of the Center for conservation and archaeology of Montenegro and Lidija Ljesar, general director of Directorate for Protection of Cultural Heritage Ministry of Culture of Montenegro representatives. After that, Jasminka Grgurevic from Center for conservation and archaeology of Montenegro, project coordinator of ExPO AUS project, and Aleksandra Kapetanovic, NGO Expeditio representative and external expert in this project, gave an introductory presentations regarding ExPO AUS project and WP3 - Cross-Border Sustainable Management of the Adriatic UNESCO Sites.
This was followed by introductory lecture by Lidija Ljesar, general director of Directorate for Protection of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, entitled: Experience in managing UNESCO sites from Montenegro. Thereafter, guest consultant, Katri Lisitzin architect from Sweden, had a lecture "Lessons learnt from managing World Heritage sites.
After break, workshop proceeded with panel discussion with presentations on the management process and sustainable valorization of the Adriatic UNESCO sites. Presenters were:
- Laura Richelli, Aquileia Foundation - Archeological Area of the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia, Italy
- Katharina Zanier, University of Primorska - Piran cultural landscape with the salt pans of Secovlje and Strunjan, Slovenia
- Mirela Mulalić Handan, Commission to preserve national Monuments - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina.
These presentations were followed by a discussion.
Local media had responded very well on this activity, there were representatives of local radio, and daily newspapers as well as representatives of regional TV Boka.