The first online conference on the project was successfully held on May 15, 2020. It was attended by representatives of all six project partners, project staff performing project activities, as well as representatives of target groups - the Vidunas Cultural Center in Kintai (Lithuania) and graduate students of the IKBFU.
The conference discussed the results of the first year of the project and outlined an action plan for the next six months. According to the results of the first year, two new cross-border tourist routes are ready (“run-in” is required): “From the museum to the museum along the river of time” and “From the bay to the mainland”. Tourist routes include both existing objects of natural and historical heritage, already known to residents of the region and guests of the border area, as well as new places that have not yet been studied by Russian and foreign tourists. Project managers predict increased demand for new routes in the summer of 2020. Also, in the near future it is planned to launch new educational events in the IKBFU and the national park "Curonian Spit."
Anna Belova, project manager from the IKBFU:
“The university hopes to open borders in November. In autumn, we plan to launch an educational master class for masters of the IKBFU named after I. Kant and tourism workers from the Kaliningrad region and Lithuania along new routes and to promote the cultural heritage of the Curonian lagoon region. Now the content is being prepared for the master classes by the project partners".
The lead partner of the project is the Kintai Arts Association (Lithuania). Partners are the University of Klaipeda (Lithuania), Administration of the municipality of Šilutė region (Lithuania), IKBFU (Russia), Curonian Spit National Park (Russia), Museum of the World Ocean (Russia).
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