Project Revitas includes the following activities:

  • Developing a methodology (model) for the revitalisation of rural area at joint cross-border workshops and study tours. Creating a joint cross-border study on the revitalisation of the interior of Istria comprising: (a) methods for reconstruction, offers and promotion of cultural heritage structures and (b) methods for revitalisation of historic cores
  • Conservation of the original dry stone building method through research, 7-day workshops in Vodnjan and Topolovac, as well as practical instructions together with visual presentation of dry stone reconstruction
  • Revitalisation of theme trails, belvederes, rest areas and incorporating them into the integrated tourist offer. In the area of Slovenian Istria arranging three types of trails and 10 rest areas. In Croatian Istria clearing 20 kilometres of bike and hiking trails in the ethno-archaeological park of the Vodnjan area, signposting and arranging five rest areas
  • Revitalisation of historic cores: reconstruction of the square in Topolovac and the square tower of the Morosini-Grimani castle in Svetvinčenat
  • Organizing 16 days of cross-border workshops for heads of info centres over a period of two months in four modules: Sustainable forms of tourism, Cultural tourism and identity, Marketing and destination development, Intangible heritage.
  • Organizing 2 three-day seminars for tourist guides, tourist agency workers, entrepreneurs, local administration and the general public, altogether 120 participants
  • Setting up 6 info-centres in Croatian and Slovenian Istria: Koper – Sv. Anton, Piran, Izola, Poreč (Istrian Parliament Building), Buzet (historic core), Svetvinčenat (Grimani-Morosini castle) and 20 info-points with info-kiosks
  • Organizing 23 events aimed at promoting Istria as a unique tourist destination: tasting typical products for tourists, promotional and educative workshops and other events and activities in info-centres and historic cores
  • Creating integrated cross-border tourist products: photo monograph on frescoes with accompanying DVD, 2 multi-lingual (6 languages) guides on historic cores and cultural and natural sights in the interior of Istria, project DVD, leaflets, postcards, posters, bookmarks, reprint of the Heart of Istria project brochure
  • Making a project web site
  • Organizing 12 joint press conferences
  • Filming and broadcasting two promotional clips
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