Сommon Heritage of Curonian lagoon: from Extraordinary to Familiar -
CROSS-HERITAGE






within grant № 1S-275 dated August 09, 2019
of the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme
Lithuania-Russia 2014-2020
The project is co-financed by the European Union and the Russian Federation

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About the project
Lead partner (beneficiary):
Kintai Arts Association (non-profit organization, Kintai, Lithuania)
The project "Сommon Heritage of Curonian lagoon: from Extraordinary to Familiar - CROSS-HERITAGE" is being implemented under grant No. 1S-275 of August 9, 2019, the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Lithuania-Russia for 2014-2020.

Project partners:
1) Lead partner (beneficiary): Kintai Arts Association (non-profit organization, Kintai, Lithuania);
2) "National Park" Curonian Spit ", Russia - beneficiary 2;
3) Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia - beneficiary 3;
4) Klaipeda University, Lithuania - beneficiary 4;
5) Museum of the World Ocean, Russia - beneficiary 5;
6) Administration of the municipality of Šilutė region, Lithuania - beneficiary 6.

Duration of the project
August 10, 2019 - August 09, 2021
Project budget (for IKBFU)
76,381.00 euros (including the grant size - 6,872.90 euros)
Working meeting at the IKBFU 10/01/2019
Project Activities
with the participation of IKBFU
1. Development and testing of the tourist route "From Spit to the Mainland"
(September 2019 - April 2020)
Route development will include the creation of new tourist points and links with existing routes (for example, in Nida). The goal is to reveal the cultural potential of the region, identify existing resources and use them. The route will be designed for visitors interested in cultural and educational tourism and new types of travel. Since it will cover a wide range of aspects from traditional crafts and common history to culinary heritage and nature sightseeing, it will be able to attract different groups with different travel preferences and goals. B3, B4, B2, B5 will elaborate on their existing research on the geographical, historical, cultural and environmental aspects of the area as part of the preparation of this event, the main partner will coordinate the process of its implementation.

The route will be international and will unite both sides of the Curonian lagoon border.

Dates of the event: September 2019 - April 2020


2. Development and testing of the tourist route "From Museum to Museum along the River of Time" (September 2019 - April 2020)
The new tourist route will include information on the nature of the Curonian Spit, its historical development, its inhabitants, their traditions and crafts in one exciting story. The story reflected in the information stands along the way will be aimed at demonstrating to visitors that the common heritage is not something fixed or given, but is created and redone along with the passage of time. The route will be designed for visitors interested in cultural and educational tourism and will connect two museums: the World Ocean Museum, Kaliningrad and the Lithuanian Maritime Museum, Klaipeda, which serves as an integral cultural product, opening up new opportunities for further joint cooperation, exhibitions, marketing and promotion of cross-border tourism. B3, B2 and B4 will participate in the development of the route, using its research resources to develop the route, B5 will work to link it with the museum, and the main partner will ensure coordination.

The route will be international and will unite both sides of the Curonian lagoon border.

Dates of the event: September 2019 - April 2020


3. Preparation and co-organization of the international festival of ancient ships in Kintai and the mini-festival "Traditions and crafts of the inhabitants of the Curonian lagoon coast in the Kaliningrad region (Curonian Spit)
(May - July 2020; April - June 2021)
Festival of Ancient Small Sailing Ships of the South-East Baltic (Kurenas, Drakars, etc.) With access to the bay of all available kurens and other ancient boats (replicas) as part of the Klaipeda Sea Festival, organized to present project activities. B6 will be responsible for coordinating these activities: preparing content for presentation, organizing an international round table, and open lectures.

IKBFU will take part in the event by organizing open lectures on the historical and cultural heritage of the Curonian lagoon region and the bays of the South-East Baltic (2 lecturers).
As part of the mini-festival of the IKBFU I. Kant will take part in the event by organizing open lectures on archaeological discoveries on the Curonian Spit and their results, as well as on fishing crafts in the bay.

Dates of the event: May-July 2020; April-June 2021
4. Development and publication of the Almanac of historical and cultural development, as well as fishing traditions of the inhabitants of the Curonian lagoon coast
(September 2019 - October 2020)
The almanac will contain information on existing and new transboundary water and land routes developed in the project. The publication will be prepared and released in digital and printed form in the languages LT, RU and ENG. It will contain information about routes, directions, useful tips for travelers. It will connect tourist routes with educational activities. The Almanac will tell a story about the locality, historical and cultural development of the region, will reveal information about people from the past and present, their traditions of crafts and fishing. The event will bring together experts from B2, B3, B4, B5, who will create almanac content, design, layout and editing. The main partner will complement it with the presentation of affordable educational activities on crafts, ensuring the distribution of the Almanac among tourist information and cultural centers, museums and other relevant organizations in the region. The almanac will be distributed free of charge in the libraries of the Kaliningrad region and the border regions of Lithuania, as well as in tourist information centers of the Kaliningrad region and Lithuania and in travel agencies of partner countries. Travel agencies and travel information centers will distribute the almanac among tourists for free. Also, the almanac will be distributed free of charge by museums and info centers of the Curonian Spit National Park (Russian and Lithuanian parts).

Dates of the event: September 2019 - October 2020
5. The development of educational programs, the organization and conduct of three seminars (master classes) for students of geographers, historians, students of the tourist direction, workers in the field of tourism in the crafts of local culture and the creation of tourist products
(February 2020 - May 2021)
The development of educational programs will include the creation of a set of trainings for students and travel industry workers in local crafts for the purpose of developing tourist attractiveness and emphasizing the identity of the Curonian lagoon region.

It is planned to hold three master classes, with the issuance of certificates, for 30 participants.

Dates of the event: February 2020 - May 2021

Photo gallery from the installation conference of the project
Photo gallery from the project working meeting
(December 16, 2019)
Contacts
+7 (911) 457-26-46
+7 (952) 050-46-46

ABelova@kantiana.ru; Polyotkina@mail.ru

Russia, Kaliningrad region,
Kaliningrad city, 14 A. Nevskogo st., bldg. 2, office 109
Postcode: 236016