Priority Axis 2 - Sustainable Region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

The overall aim of ADRIATICAVES PLUS project is to enhance and enlarge the impact of the ADRIATICAVES project and to introduce a pilot action to evaluate how the digital innovation can be a support to the valorization of historical and natural sites.
The most important innovation of Adriaticaves Plus is a pilot action about the potentialities of the digital innovation and, namely, the 3D reconstructions of sites as an innovative tool to overcome the travel and movements restrictions derived by the pandemic Covid19. This concept should be also applied to other situation further the pandemic, to allow the knowledge of interesting naturalistic sites to people who cannot accede directly to those sites, for various reasons: time at disposal, costs of the travel, illness, age or simply because the location is hard to be reached due its position (i.e. in the mountains).
The 3D reconstructions will be implemented in three Caves belonging to the LP MNP territory, in Italy.
Part of this innovation was developed in the last part of Adriaticaves project and is related to the 3D reconstruction of one cave, the Grotta Nera Cave. This 3D reproductions will be the testing bed to assess how and in what measure the digital innovations (namely, in this case, a 3D reproduction) can substitute or support the visit in presence on the location. The experience of the pandemic and its impact on the tourism sector demonstrate that innovative solutions are possible to enjoy locations, although if it is not possible to stay there.
Questionnaires to users and pilot interviews with key persons (i.e. managers, experts in tourism and digital innovation, public administrators) will give a feedback on the operations.
The results of the pilot action will support the preparation of further two 3D reproductions of two more caves.
Another aspect developed in the ADRIATICAVES PLUS is the improvement and spreading of two major outputs of ADRIATICAVES and strictly linked with the promotion of the sustainable tourism: the Charter of the Caves and the Tourism Packages.
The Charter is a disciplinary already signed by 26 cave managers in which they commit themselves to observe and implement the provision of the Charter, aimed at ensure the tourism accessibility to the sites, but in compliance with the primary habitat conservation necessity.
The tourism packages are the operative tool to attract the sustainable tourism on the sites, the packages will be developed together local tourism entrepreneurs.
In ADRIATICAVES PLUS both tools will be furtherly spread among the proper audience through the implementation of meetings and workshops with the relevant stakeholders, under the direct care of each partner.
Each partner will establish a collaboration with its National Contact Point, in particular to enlarge the number and quality of the organisations involved.

INFORMATION

Call

Restricted fourth call for proposals – Priority Axes 1, 2 and 3

Project Acronym

Adriaticaves PLUS

Project Number

1273

Programme Priority

2) Sustainable Region

Specific objective

Promote the sustainable valorisation and preservation of natural and cultural heritage as growth assets in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2022-01-01 – 2022-06-30

Total budget

EUR 166,264.75

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 55,365.60

IPAII budget

EUR

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The Project Adriaticaves PLUS is a follow-up of the previous funded project Adriaticaves, if you want to learn more about its genesis, original proposal and partnership, you can click on the button below.

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

Majella National Park

Address
Via Occidentale, 6 | 66016 – Guardiagrele
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Luciano Di Martino, direzione@parcomajella.it

PROJECT PARTNERS

Authority for the Management of Parks and Biodiversity-Romagna

Address
Via Aldo Moro, 2 | 48025 – Riolo Terme
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Oscar Zani, oscar.zani@regione.emilia-romagna.it

Cantonal Public Institution for Protected Natural Areas

Address
Branilaca Sarajeva, 28 | 71000 – Sarajevo
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Contact person
Ms. Elma Karović, elma.karovic@zppks.ba

City of Cacak
Department of Local economy development

Address
Župana Stracimira, 2 | 32000 – Čačak
SERBIA
Contact person
Mr. Radojica Gavrilovic, gavrade79@yahoo.com

TC Lipa cave ltd
Marketing department

Address
Lipa Dobrska, no nb | 81250 – Cetinje
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Ms. Milena Raičević, milena.raicevic@lipa-cave.me

Project Summary

Fascinating, mysterious, enchanting: the caves are an attractor factor of tourist flows. ADRION area is well established tourism destination with intensive short summer season, but limited tourism in other parts of the year. However, potentials for developing all year tourism destinations are many and natural, cultural and historical heritage sites can play an important role: this is the main challenge of the project. The main project intervention objective of the Adriaticaves project is to establish and promote natural and archaeological heritage in caves of the ADRION as an alternative all year long tourism product.The project focuses on the sustainable development of accessible caves including ecotourism, establishment of a network of touristic caves in the ADRION and also conservation of karst areas and the other caves not open to the public with habitat 8310 (92/43/EEC dir), threatened by climate change and illegal dumping. The aspects of training, creating new professions to improve socio-economic conditions of mountain areas, transferring of best practice among PPs will play a key role and will contribute to the achievement of the general objective of the strategic theme: to develop a joint cross-border sustainable tourism platform within the ADRION area aiming at implementation of new models for sustainable tourism management as a development engine in the area and reducing the seasonality of tourism through the marketing of the unique natural and cultural potential that can be visited throughout the year. Moreover the project also follows some specific EU legislation on caves and karst landscapes. These specific habitats are protected under the Dir. 92/43/EEC and host species protected under the same Directive and the 09/147/EU: the project tackles the problem of tourism regulation in order to avoid conflicts with protected habitats and species, includes activities to evaluate the impact of visitors and the carrying capacity of caves. Main outputs of the project are: 1) the new brand route of caves "Adriaticaves", a new international brand for minor and sustainable tourism caves, linked to protected areas or sites of natural or historical interest, for holistic and cultural tours all-round, to be used as a motor for the tourist development of the Adrion areas; 2) the Charter of Caves, an international agreement to be signed by cave operators, with a discipline to ensure the sustainable tourism use of visitable caves, respect for the natural and historical heritage in them and the implementation of visits of high educational and cultural value; 3) the international Action Plan for habitat 8310, an action plan drawn up in accordance with the Directive 92/43/EEC to ensure the conservation of habitat 8310 "Caves" protected by the directive and to ensure that the activity of tourist use of caves is in compliance with the European legislation, guaranteeing both the managers and the visitors and, ultimately the same Adriaticaves project.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

Adriaticaves

Project Number

608

Programme Priority

2) Sustainable Region

Specific objective

Promote the sustainable valorisation and preservation of natural and cultural heritage as growth assets in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2018-01-01 – 2021-03-31

Total budget

EUR 1,325,236.10

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 423,603.36

IPAII budget

EUR

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Project partnership

Lead partner Project partner

Lead partners

Majella National Park

Address
Via Occidentale, 6 | 66016 – Guardiagrele
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Luciano Di Martino, direzione@parcomajella.it

Project partners

Authority for the Management of Parks and Biodiversity-Romagna

Address
Via Aldo Moro, 2 | 48025 – Riolo Terme
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Oscar Zani, oscar.zani@regione.emilia-romagna.it

Cantonal Public Institution for Protected Natural Areas

Address
Branilaca Sarajeva , 28 | 71000 – Sarajevo
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Contact person
Ms. Elma Karović, elma.karovic@zppks.ba

City of Cacak
Department of Local economy development

Address
Župana Stracimira , 2 | 32000 – Čačak
SERBIA
Contact person
Mr. Radojica Gavrilovic, gavrade79@yahoo.com

Regional Council of Shkodra
Projects division

Address
Nentori, 28 | 400 – Shkodër
ALBANIA
Contact person
Ms. Etleva Paplekaj, paplekaj@gmail.com

TC Lipa cave ltd
Marketing department

Address
Lipa Dobrska no.nb., | 81250 – Cetinje
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Ms. Milena Raičević, milena.raicevic@lipa-cave.me

Velebit Nature Park Public Institution
Nature Park Conservation, Promotion and Use Department

Address
Kaniža gospićka , 4b | 53000 – Gospić
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Ms. Ivana Svetić, Ivana.svetic@pp-velebit.hr