PROGRAMME: The Operational Programme IPA Slovenia-Croatia 2007–2013
PRIORITY TASK: Preservation and sustainable use of natural and cultural resources
MEASURE: Preservation of nature protection areas and cultural heritage protection areas
PROJECT VALUE: EUR 600,050.09 (IPA: EUR 508,129.33)
FINANCING SOURCES: The European Regional Development Fund (85%), within the framework of the Operational Programme IPA Slovenia-Croatia 2007–2013, national funds (10%) and own founds (5%).
PROJECT DURATION: 1 January 2014–17 September 2015
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
In terms of its content, the project The Stone Walls of the Roman Empire (CLAUSTRA) focuses on the Late Roman barrier system claustra Alpium Iuliarum (CAI). CAI was at that time the largest construction and military defence system in the territory of present-day Slovenia and Croatia. A unique common cultural heritage highlights the issues of the evaluation, protection, and conservation of cultural heritage, the knowledge of CAI and the presentation of the system as a whole. Due to the lack of knowledge of the cultural heritage in the local communities, the remains of the CAI are being destroyed by forestry, agriculture, and urbanization. The common identity of the space and the common landscape value are thus disappearing.
The project The Stone Walls of the Roman Empire enables joint preventive research and coordination of transnational conservation starting points. The important cultural heritage is now recorded, documented, valorised, registered, protected and will be presented to the public as a whole. Various works are being carried out as part of the project (a website about CAI with an interactive map, an exhibition, a publication or travel guide around CAI and a documentary) that will present, bring closer and make this important common cultural heritage more accessible to the general public.
The promotion of CAI represents a new cultural and tourism potential of the area, which is indispensable for the sustainable development of the region in both countries. Similar monuments in Europe are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (Hadrian’s Wall, the Antonine Wall, the Danubian Limes).
- Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia – Lead Partner
- Croatian Conservation Institute
- National Museum of Slovenia
- Ivan Michler Institute
- Association Žmergo
- Primorje-Gorski Kotar County