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1 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 Regional cooperation in Southeastern Europe The role of Dubrovnik Mayor Andro Vlahušić City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

2 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – Pearl of the Adriatic DUBROVNIK UNESCO World Heritage since 1979

3 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro Founded in 7th century by refugees of the ancient Greek colony in Epidaurus(Cavtat) Founded in 7th century by refugees of the ancient Greek colony in Epidaurus(Cavtat) Golden Age – Dubrovnik Republic 14th & 15th century Golden Age – Dubrovnik Republic 14th & 15th century Independent, strong merchant and maritime force, played an important role in Mediterranean Independent, strong merchant and maritime force, played an important role in Mediterranean

4 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – RAVENNA the early years..... DUBROVNIK – RAVENNA the early years..... long tradition of cooperation with Italian ports and cities long tradition of cooperation with Italian ports and cities August 25, 1199 – Agreement of Friendship August 25, 1199 – Agreement of Friendship signed between Ancona and Dubrovnik signed between Ancona and Dubrovnik CHARTERS OF FRIENDSHIP September 1967 – officially signed in Ravenna September 1969 – officially signed in Dubrovnik

5 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – PROVINCE OF RAVENNA the early years..... DUBROVNIK – PROVINCE OF RAVENNA the early years..... EXHIBITIONS EXCHANGE VISITS – POLITICAL – POLITICAL - SPORTS - CONFERENCES - STUDENTS

6 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – RAVENNA the war years.....1991-1995 DUBROVNIK – RAVENNA the war years.....1991-1995 ACTIVITIES 1991 – Ravenna organized a fund-raiser for Dubrovnik 1992 – Ravenna collected humanitarian aid for Croatia - a Dubrovnik delegation visits Ravenna in June 1994 – exchange of letters between both cities 1995 – Ravenna signs an Appeal with other public administrations regarding the bombardment of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik visits Ravenna in February re agriculture, mariculture, restoration of monuments 1995- Dubrovnik receives CERVIA AMBIENTE AWARD

7 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – RAVENNA a revival..... 2002 – June, Dubrovnik delegation visits Ravenna for an INTERREG conference 2004 - April, Dubrovnik City Councilor attends an INTERREG IIIA meeting in Ferrara for the regional project S.U.A. – UNESCO Sites as a partne 2006- an exhibition of antique mosaics from Ravenna in Dubrovnik - guest appearance of the jazz orchestra Skunkin Jive Band in Dubrovnik - Cherubini Chamber Orchestra performed at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival - Roaring Emily Jazz Band and Ravenna cuisine and specialties 2007- May 25, Renewal of the Charter of Friendship, 40th Anniversary - October 23-24, FareAdri Workshop in Dubrovnik

8 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – RAVENNA INTERREG IIIA CBC ADRIATIC 2000-2006 PROJECTSFARE-ADRI - reinforcement of institutions to facilitate European integration in the Balkans DIJETUS - Targeting tourism market activities related to family users along the Italian and Croatian coastline, Partner to Italy (no funds, only partner expertise) S.U.A.-UNESCO Sites of the Adriatic Euroregion: management and enhancement, Dubrovnik, Poreč, Pula, Monuments Office for Croatia (no funds, only partner expertise). Objective: connection of UNESCO sites, creation of a catalogue and website for the valorization of cultural and historical heritage

9 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 PHARE 2005 CBC ADRIATIC / INTERREG IIIA Adriatic New Neighbourhood Programme, Croatia-Italy N.A.P Network of Adriatic Parks, Dubrovnik Lead Partner - valorization of parks in the Adriatic area for eco-tourism - establishment of Lokrum Visitors Centre on Lokrum Island I.N.F.I.O.R.E. Adriatic Cities in Bloom Cervia; Pula, Lead Partner in Croatia, Dubrovnik - urban green areas in the Adriatic, promoting tourism - restoration of a childrens park in a residential area for locals and tourists B.A.R.C.A. in the Adrias Kolpos Dubrovnik, Lead Partner in Croatia, Partners Poreč, Split; Ravenna Antica; - research and conservation of archaeological sites on the Adriatic - restoration of an archaeological park on elementary school grounds All projects successfully completed and approved by the European Commission

10 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 Dubrovnik - Associate Partner in MED C.U.L.T.U.R.E 2009 - 2011 MED C.U.L.T.U.R.E. with Campania – Lead Partner, Pisa, Ferrara, Murcia, Tarragona, Cordoba, Corfu, and Rhodes. MED C.U.L.T.U.R.E. with Campania – Lead Partner, Pisa, Ferrara, Murcia, Tarragona, Cordoba, Corfu, and Rhodes. Identification of risks in heritage management and creation of guidelines for management of heritage sites, applicable to Mediterranean basin Identification of risks in heritage management and creation of guidelines for management of heritage sites, applicable to Mediterranean basin

11 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 IPA projects submitted in 2009 CERVIA – Lead Applicant, Brindisi, Molise-Campobasso, Ferrara; Dubrovnik, Pula, Split; Mostar; Natura NGO-Kolasin, Kotor. Valorisation and promotion of PINEwoods and woods on the Adriatic coastValorisation and promotion of PINEwoods and woods on the Adriatic coast Pilot Project: Plant a PINE on Mount Srđ, overlooking the old historical center The serpentine path leading to the top of Mount Srd connects the community historically and culturally (Napoleon- built Fort Imperijal at the top, historically and culturally (Napoleon- built Fort Imperijal at the top, site of the new Dubrovnik Homeland War Museum, site of the new Dubrovnik Homeland War Museum, religiously - biannual Ways of the Cross community procession leading to religiously - biannual Ways of the Cross community procession leading to the gigantic stone cross raised at the very top), the gigantic stone cross raised at the very top), touristically (the panoramic plateau at the top touristically (the panoramic plateau at the top reconstruction underway of a cable car destroyed during the1991Homeland reconstruction underway of a cable car destroyed during the1991Homeland War, which will connect the city with the top of Mount Srd War, which will connect the city with the top of Mount Srd 1.PINEA 245,800 duration 3 yrs IPA ADRIATIC CBC PROGRAM

12 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 IPA projects submitted in 2009 DELTA 2000 – Lead Applicant, Delta Park, Ravenna, Venetian Park, Staranzano, Abruzzo Park, Abruzzo Region, Abruzzo University, Gargano Park; Hutovo Blato, Kozara; Dubrovnik, Masmedia, Butrinti Park, Strunjan SPIritual between Nature and culture in Adriatic ParksSPIritual between Nature and culture in Adriatic Parks Pilot Project 1: Charlottess Wishing Well on Lokrum Island - renovation of fountain, pathway, horticultural works, tourist package Pilot Project 2: Adriatic Island Footprints on Koločep Island - revitalization of all pathways connecting churches and monuments, cleaning paths, installation of signposts and billboards, benches, horticultural works, tourist itineraries 2. SPI.NAP II 299,065 duration 3 yrs IPA ADRIATIC CBC PROGRAM

13 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 IPA projects submitted in 2009 FERRARA – Lead Applicant, Ravenna, Padova, Fondazione Aquileia, Urbino, Alberobello, Castel del Monte-Bari, Koper, Pula, Split, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Mostar, Crna Gora, Sarande EXtensionof POtentiality of Adriatic UNESCO sites Pilot Project 1: Self-energy, solar energy, Natural History Museum Pilot Project 2: reconstruction of a tuna found in Gruž harbor over 100 years ago 3. EX.PO AUS 287,500 duration 3 yrs IPA ADRIATIC CBC PROGRAM

14 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 IPA projects submitted in 2009 Provincia de Gorizia – Lead Applicant, Pesaro and Urbino, Informest agency, Rimini, Comune di Gorizia, Campobasso, ForSer NGO, Apulia, Novigrad- Sarajevo, Shkoder, Vojvodina, Izola, Dubrovnik, Pula, Kotor Sharing experience and developing joint tools in order to increase the participation of the YOUTH ADRIatic population in the civil society and create a NETworkSharing experience and developing joint tools in order to increase the participation of the YOUTH ADRIatic population in the civil society and create a NETwork Formulation of a Youth Strategy in collaboration with local authorities, creation of a Regional Youth Forum 5. SUS-TOUR 87,307 2 years IPA CBC CROATIA-BOSNIA & HERCEGOVINA 2007-2013 IPA CBC CROATIA-BOSNIA & HERCEGOVINA 2007-2013 Dubrovnik – Lead Applicant, RDA DUNEA, Trogir, Split, RDA Split, Korčula, Ston, Mostar SUStainable TOURism at World Heritage SitesSUStainable TOURism at World Heritage Sites Creation of joint strategies and guidelines YOUTH ADRINET 205,000 2 years 4. YOUTH ADRINET 205,000 2 years IPA 2007-2008 IPA ADRIATIC CBC PROGRAM 2007-2008

15 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 IPA projects submitted in 2009 6. PANORAMA 250,000 18 months IPA CBC CROATIA-MONTENEGRO 2007-2008 IPA CBC CROATIA-MONTENEGRO 2007-2008 Dubrovnik – Lead Applicant, Montenegro Providing Attractions and New Outlooks of joint natuRal, culturAl and historical heritage in cross border area of Montenegro and CroatiAProviding Attractions and New Outlooks of joint natuRal, culturAl and historical heritage in cross border area of Montenegro and CroatiA creation of new tourism itineraries creation of new tourism itineraries valorisation of the natural and cultural heritage valorisation of the natural and cultural heritage on both Croatian and Montenegro territory on both Croatian and Montenegro territory creation of a new, alternative tourist product creation of a new, alternative tourist product setting up sightseeing points with panoramic views at two setting up sightseeing points with panoramic views at two locations locations - in Croatia – Park Orsula with a view of Old Dubrovnik - in Kotor – Stoliv with a view of Kotor Bay

16 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – ITALIAN PARTNERSHIPS ANCONAcultural contacts, Dubrovnik attends the Festi del Mare the Teatro Stabile from Ancona visited Dubrovnik the Dubrovnik DISEC project presented in Ancona in MATERACooperation Agreement signed in May 1998. collaboration in sporting events MOLFETTA exchanges in the medical profession, interrupted by war RAGUSAa Charter of Cooperation, still in effect, was signed after many interventions of aid during and after the war, musical groups and theaters VENICE & TRIESTE transport issues, isolation of Dubrovnik, poor ferry services

17 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 DUBROVNIK – EU ASSOCIATIONS Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Sea Cities Adriatic Euroregion NALASMEDCITIES EAHTR (European Association of Historic Towns & Regions) OWHC (Organization of World Heritage Cities) WTFC (Walled Towns Friendship Circle)

18 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 CROATIA – REGIONAL RELATIONS Dubrovnik… focal point for social cohesion in the region focal point for social cohesion in the region where history and culture have always blended where history and culture have always blended and grown from each other and grown from each other the capacity to become a regional exchange center the capacity to become a regional exchange center for all neighboring countries in the Adriatic and in for all neighboring countries in the Adriatic and in South East Europe South East Europe the resources, know-how, courage to take on the the resources, know-how, courage to take on the leadership for this region leadership for this region Dubrovnik is to be a candidate for European capital of culture for 2020 Dubrovnik is to be a candidate for European capital of culture for 2020 Together with Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kotor (Montenegro) preparing a candidature for the Mediterranean games in 2021.

19 "Regions and local administrations, their contribution for the peace and the cooperation in the Adriatic area end Europe" Cervia, May 28, 2010 CROATIA – REGIONAL RELATIONS The Mediterranean… a place where we can all uphold the principle of a place where we can all uphold the principle of the harmony of opposites the harmony of opposites unity in plural societies unity in plural societies transformations contain change and stability transformations contain change and stability In conclusion… goodwill does exist for cooperation in the fields of goodwill does exist for cooperation in the fields of tourism, environment and transport tourism, environment and transport we must present ourselves as one tourist we must present ourselves as one tourist destination, without borders destination, without borders our regions can become compatible our regions can become compatible My objective… a city that is different in a united Europe, in line with a city that is different in a united Europe, in line with the motto, United in Diversity the motto, United in Diversity


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