Online Publication Details Rijeka Military Fortification Renovation Project

Lauren Simmonds

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As Morski writes, in order to transform the slowly deteriorating cultural heritage in Rijeka, as well as lead its transformation for the purpose of cultural tourism, the cross-border project ”Revival” was launched, as part of which the old Rijeka military fortification was restored.

The Revival project was implemented within the INTERREG VA Italy-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020, which aims to revitalise and placed back into use the neglected heritage of the entire Adriatic landscape of the two nations and to make available to the local population and tourists abandoned buildings and military fortifications and bunkers that represent an important form of local cultural heritage which also boast significant economic, tourist and cultural potential.

In the Northern Adriatic city of Rijeka, as part of the project, the ”Katarina B” stronghold was revamped, as a representative example of the buildings of the Alpine Wall defense system in the Rijeka area. This Rijeka military fortification dates back to the 1930s, it has 12 underground tunnels and military bunkers and is located in Pulac. It is an exceptionally well-preserved fortification, and the inner and outer part of it is now accessible to visitors.

As part of the Rijeka military fortification renovation project, an online publication was published in which it has been made possible to see the development of the project as well as the activities that were carried out in each of the cities involved in it in both Croatia and Italy.

The project holder is the Italian City of Forli, with its partners; the Italian cities of Campobasso, Cesenatico and Pesaro, the City of Rijeka and the City of Zadar, and the project partners are the Public Institution RERA S.D. for Coordination and Development of Split-Dalmatia County and the University of Zadar.

The total value of the project stands at 1,825,035.00 euros, the grant provided by the European Regional Development Fund is 136,127.50 euros, and the remaining funds were provided by the project partners themselves.

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