Art Kontakt- Expert of Ministry of Culture

An Adriatic network for fortified heritage
Adrifort arises from the awareness of the value represented by the fortified heritage in the coastal Adriatic area, as resource able to give benefits both at social and economic level.
The project, begun in October 2012 and funded within the IPA Adriatic Cooperation Program, aims at creating a new model of Governance of cultural heritage through the involvement of private investors and a network of authorities able to manage the fortified heritage, by turning the activity into a tool of economic development of surrounding areas.

The project focuses on the development of a common operative method able to support institutions in the management of the reuse of Adriatic fortresses.
Other goals of Adrifort are suggesting ideas and solutions that can be transferred to the whole Adriatic Area.
Adrifort network includes a series of working tools open to everyone for a shared knowledge: a map of Adriatic Fortresses, a visual laboratory, a cross border documentation center, many territorial workshops, a web site and periodical newsletters).

Adrifort is the result of a partnership led by Veneto Region with six different countries: City of Pola, City of Venice, Municipality of Ravenna, Juraj Dobrila University of Pola, Municipality of Corfù, Municipality of Kotor, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana, Regional Directorate of National Culture of Tirana, Puglia Region (Policies for the Promotion of Territory, Knowledge and Talents Area), Municipality of Piran and Ca’Foscari University of Venice. Associate in Project is Istria Region.

The project has identified eight coastal fortified locations to be directly supported by the cross border network: Rocca Brancaleone in Ravenna (Italy), old city of Corfù (Greece), Piran city walls (Slovenia), the castle of Gallipoli (Italy), Fort Marghera in Marghera (Italy), Fort Trojica in Kotor (Montenegro), Fort Punta Christo and Munide near Pola (Croazia), Lezha Castle in Tirana (Albania).