Did you know that every monument has its own story? Chosen young people of Balkan just found out by participating in Monumental 9 project training that took place in Prijedor from 13th to 16th February.
The WWII monuments in Balkan area, so called “Spomenik” are well known for their unreal, impressive sci-fi design and attract for many years’ curios, art-loving and adventurous visitors. They are becoming the ambassadors of Balkan’s cultural tourism with a significant support of Regional Cooperation Council ‘s Tourism programme.
LDA Montenegro together with their 7 partners from Balkan Network for Local Democracy developed Monumental 9 project in order to help create preconditions for new tourism products to increase youth employment and income generating activities.
16 young persons will be involved in this project researching 9 monuments of WW II using innovative approach, vlogging and greeting techniques and rising their own capacities to create new tourism offer and products.
They will create interesting and attractive inputs for the online platform Monumental 9 that will describe micro localities, peculiarities and out of mainstream stories related to the selected 9 monuments across 5 Balkan economies The North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo*, Bosnia and Hezegovina and Montenegro. This will be done through bare practice by visiting these monuments in three separated group – research tours.
The participants will cover areas between monuments feeding the curiosity of future travelers that use platform with information on natural landscapes, recreation spaces, gourmet delicacies,cultural sites, local crafts culture, local way of living etc.
Activities are conducted through a grant provided by the Regional CooperationCouncil’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project. The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the RCC in an effort to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of the six Western Balkans economies by supporting development and promotion of joint regional cultural and adventure tourism offer.