Topics: Belgrade Castle and Castles of the Serbian Danube Section - Presentation and Relations with the History of the Visegrad four countries Good practice exchange AR/VR and other visualization and update IT, IoT facilities – opportunities in Serbia Museum-management Crowns by Rivers as a brand of the region, or preparation for joint actions in the Far Eastern, Overseas, Western Markets
13.00 – 14.30 – Plenary session 1
- Open speech by a representative of gov. Serbia
- Presentations by representative of partners and a lecture on topic 1.
Coffee break – Networking
15.00 – 16.00 Sections 1., 2.
Topic 2a – Presentation and Q/A of the Argumented Reality (AR)
Topic 2b – Presentation and Q/A by a representative of Beograd Forts and project partners
16.00 – 17.00 – Plenary session 2
Topic 3 Round table debate with players in marketing, tourism by representatives of Chinese, Russian, Overseas, West European relations
What was the purpose of this output?
OPPORTUNITIES OF SERB DANUBE CASTLES, FORTS JOIN TO THE COMMON GOALS OF CROWNS OF RIVERS PROJECT AND IN THE TOURISM;
ORIGIN OF THE NOON BELLS
On JWG session: The main goal was to get the partners to know each other. Especially since this was the first personal meeting of the partners' representatives, the joint working group.
About some question of running the project and to be ready for translation all texts of partners’ castles.
Discussion of the opportunities in further joint applications.
To introduce the history of Serbian castles on the Danube, and then Serbian castles to look at their common opportunities by establishing a network of castles along the Danube, after nationally and transnational with V4 and other relevant countries across the river.
To represent some useful possibilities of IT (the virtual and augmented reality) for participants.
To see what cooperation is possible in the field of tourism especially in a common promotion, campaign towards European and global markets.
What did you achieve with this event/product? How did it contribute to the fulfillment of the project objective set in the application?
Speakers at the opening session were director PE "Belgrade Fortress" Marija Reljić and Ljiljana Čerović from National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. The moderator of the conference was Dr Edita Stojic Karanović, president and founder of the "Danube – River of Cooperation" International Forum.
Professional - academic lecture named "Cultural and historical significance of Belgrade Fortress and other Danube fortresses in Serbia" was delivered by Dr. Vidoje Golubović. Representatives of Sandomierz Castle (Poland), Bratislava castle (Slovakia) and Budapest Fortress (Hungary) also spoke at the conference: On behalf of the leading project partner – Istvan Szilvassy, the president of the Association of Hungarian Settlements and Regions Developers (AHSRD) – the lead project partner, presented the Budavár and other castles on the Danube in Hungary. A representative of Slovak National Museum at Bratislava Castle Juraj Kucharik, spoke about the "crowns on the Danube" in Slovakia. The director of Sandomierz Royal Castle Dominik Kasper Plaza presented the "crowns of Vistula".
The round-table "Crowns of Rivers as Destinations" was organized after opening session and presentations of the fortresses and castles. Round table participants - project partners and representatives of the fortresses in Serbia (Ram, Golubac, Bač and Belgrade) were discussed the tourism potential of fortresses and castles and their possible linking into an unique tourist offer.
Use of modern technologies in the presentations of cultural heritage, was the theme of the second part of the conference. Darko Stanimirović, from Zumoko company, presented different possibilities of applying 3D technology, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) technology. After round table conference participants were able to see exhibition in Nebojsa Tower through the modern exhibition (on computers, projectors, digital frames), guests were led by Ivan Urošević, from PE Belgrade Fortress.
Contribution to the fulfillment of the project objective:
Representatives of Castle Bacs, Golubac expressed their intent to participate in the network of Serbian Danube Castles’ Network as founders. Potential partners are waiting for the project to continue in Serbia.
Event: How was the event promoted?
List the media and include links if applicable.
Product: By what means did you promote and disseminate the product?
Edited reports of the Belgrade workshop in Serbia
1.) 20 copies of the seven-language booklet on Partner Castles from the Lead Partner to negotiate with inbound tourism businesses
2.) some flyers about the castle in seven languages for visitors, sent by post from the Lead Partner and to replicate as needed
Additional information are continually being put on the project website, which can be disseminated locally by the partners through their own communication system.
Which target groups were involved in this output and in what way? What was the number of people within each group? What was the balance in respect to V4 countries?
Attach attendance list/s or other proof/s of involvement/participation to the Final Report, when possible.Serbian castles, fortresses along the Danube were almost all audience of the workshop, but on the round-table part of the workshop two delegates were participate as speakers from touristic office of local and state government.
All partners (three from V4 countries) participated, further there was represented Polish Embassy in Belgrade
Of 42 persons (ps) who where on WS:
Describe each partner’s involvement in realizing this output.
Summarize the strong points and weak points of your partners´ involvement within this output. Each partner was represented and presented the history and attendance of the castle and castle museum he represented .
Strong points were the own history of the castles along the Serbia Danube, and a lecture about the augmented reality.
There was a very significance historical event which had decided effect for the latter European history: The Siege of Belgrade or Battle of Belgrade or Siege of Nándorfehérvár occurred from July 4 to July 22, 1456. Christian forces led by John Hunyadi defeated the Ottoman Turks besieging Belgrade in 1456 ( July 22). The meaning of this battle was significant, as it proved that the Hungarian and Serbian Christians could interfere in the expansion of the Ottoman empire by defending Hungary and prolonging it’s conquest for 70 years, saving Europe and the Christian world in that time. The Pope celebrated the victory as well, and he previously ordered all Catholic kingdoms to pray for the victory of the defenders of Belgrade. This led to the noon bell ritual that is still undertaken in Catholic and old Protestant churches to this day. This historical fact is not in the focus of the Belgrade Fortress Museum, although such a motif could be very useful in developing the common identity – not only on V4 countries level -, and could be a significant tourist attraction for the Belgrade Fortress.
This historical fact is not in the focus of the Belgrade Fortress Museum, although such a motif could be very useful in developing a common identity and could be a significant tourist attraction for the Belgrade Fortress.
This is why it is unfavorable that PE Belgrade non-profit company has more urban management tasks than just the fort and Kalemegdan Park. The required human resources are not available at the moment, which was experienced during the project, but nevertheless the workshop fulfilled its expected task.