In September, the first infodays of CoHeN project were successfully held by three of the Greek partners, in accordance with the current public health protection measures for COVID-19:
- September 7 th 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa, organized by Ephorate of Antiquities of Thesprotia.
- September, 8 th 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at Archaeological site of Chlemoutsi Castle, organized by Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia.
- September 28th 2020 at 10.30, at Fethiye Mosque in Nafpaktos, organized by Ephorate of Antiquities of Aetoloacarnania and Lefkada.
CoHeN, funded with a total budget of 6,420,600.00€, under Priority Axis 2, Integrated Environmental Management, and duration 36 months -from July 2019 to July 2022-, is implemented under the leadership of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Aitoloakarnania and Lefkada on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the partnership consists of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia, Thesprotia and Corfu in Greece and the Region of Puglia in Italy.
The project’s ambitious goal is to create an Adriatic – Ionian Coastal Route that will link important hallmarks of historic built heritage from both cooperation areas through a series of targeted interventions on significant fortresses, castles, historic towers and lighthouses along the Ionian and Adriatic Sea (17 monuments in total, 11 in Greece and 6 in Italy). The planned interventions will greatly improve the current condition of the selected heritage sites and will facilitate access to visitors.
Furthermore, CoHeN project aims to implement innovative tools for managing and promoting the cultural heritage and for the active engagement of local communities and stakeholders in both areas (Greece and Italy), not only to highlight several cultural heritage sites, but also to increase the attractiveness of the cross border cooperation area and plan towards its economic development.