Final Conference of EX.PO AUS project

On February 2nd, The City of Dubrovnik, as Lead Beneficiary, organized the Final Conference of the Adriatic IPA CBC 2007-2013 project called EX.PO AUS/0037 – “EXtension of POtentiality of Unesco Adriatic Sites”.

EX.POAUS Final Conference

First part of the Conference “EXtension of POtentiality of Unesco Adriatic Sites – Sharing the Future Without Borders” was open to the general public, to experts and professionals in the field, and to various institutions dealing in heritage management issues, cultural tourism, energy efficiency, etc.

The Final International Conference gathered all the partners from seven countries across the Adriatic area, both EU and non-EU. Together, they diligently worked over the last 3 years towards the creation of a future where our combined results can be shared in an Adriatic community without borders. Lessons learned – lessons shared.

On February 3rd, the Project Partners met in the renovated complex Lazareti next to the Old Town and discussed the final wrap-up details related to the project, which will officially end on February 29, 2016. As a note, the Lazareti restoration project was chosen for a Poster Exhibition at the OWHC World Congress held in Arequipa, Peru last November 2015.

EX.PO AUS Project Partners in Lazareti

EX.PO AUS Project Partners on the stairs of the renovated complex Lazareti

The above two dates were specifically chosen as they represent the essence of Dubrovnik as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Festivity of Saint Blaise, listed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage in September 2009, has been celebrated annually on February 03rd for already 1,044 years, along with the City of Dubrovnik Day. The year 2016 also marks 1,700 years of honoring the Martyrdom of Saint Blaise. Accordingly, the City of Dubrovnik has designated the year 2016 as the Year of Saint Blaise.

Download Conference Agenda in pdf format: EX.PO AUS-agenda.pdf

For more photos visit the following link: EX.PO AUS Final Conference Dubrovnik