This week we will start with our three field tours implementation as part of the Monumental9 project. The purpose of these trips is to discover the stories behind the monuments dedicated to the Second World War across the Western Balkans.
First field tours will start from Tito's bunker in Konjic, with a step inside and going back to 1950s Yugoslavia, includes Battle of Neretva Memorial Museum at Jablanica, Partisan Cemetery in Mostar, and ends at Trebjesa, Niksic.
Second field trip starts from Makedonium monument in Krusevo, continues to Brezovica, Kosovo* and concludes at Memorial park Niš in Serbia.
Third field trip starts at the Memorial complex Kadinjaca, including the visit to Drvengrad near Uzice, continues to Sremski front near Sid municipality and concludes at the Monument Kozara in Prijedor, including the recreational visit to Mrakovica.
This visit will allow us to create a virtual tour for three different cultural routes containing information related with – cultural heritage, recreational routes, local craftsmanship and local culinary specialties.
The project is implemented by the Local Democracy Agency Montenegro along with partners: LDA Mostar, LDA Kosovo, LDA Zavidovici, LDA Prijedor, LDA Knjazevac, LDA Subotica & ALDA Skopje and draws on the cultural heritage monuments dedicated to WWII in the Western Balkans. The main objective is to create preconditions for new regional tourism products development while increasing youth employability and income generating activities through engaging micro-localities across the region. The project is supported by Regional Cooperation Council through the Tourism Development and Promotion Project's Grant Programme and funded by European Union.