HISTORIC AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF POLAND AND RUSSIA AS THE OBJECT FOR PROGRAMME’S INVESTMENTS
The main objective of the project consists in improvement of the efficiency of cooperation between all partners in order to maintain and promote common cultural heritage of the project area. It contains achievement of two specific objectives – creation and promotion of Polish-Russian tourist products based on shared cultural and historical values of both countries developed for local residents and visitors; improving of the knowledge and historical identity of youth and students, living in the project area, regarding its cultural heritage. There are two main target groups of the project activities – pupils of Warmia, Mazury and Pomorze (Poland) and students of Kaliningrad region colleges and universities (Russia) along with tourists who are interested in the history of Teutonic Order, visiting the Province of Warmia and Mazury and Kaliningrad region. All population of the partner regions will benefit from the Action due to its diversified results.
Main activities are oriented on the creation of cross-border tourist products connecting Poland and Kaliningrad region and they involve:
1. Publication of several promotional and information materials presenting various tourist trails – books about famous people who lived in the project area, maps containing information about architectural monuments and their significance to the history of the place, about main cities of the area, their past and present.
2. Promotion of cross-border tourist products during tourism fairs in Kaliningrad, through information centers in various Polish cities and on the website of the beneficiary www.zamkigotyckie.org.pl – current information about castle on the territory of Poland and Kaliningrad region will be updated, loaded with maps and information about the nearest tourist routes in Polish, Russian and German languages.
3. Designing of a film to present castles and towns of the project area visually considering Russian and Polish schoolchildren and students as its target auditory.
4. Organization of two competitions in Poland and Kaliningrad (100 participants) to test the knowledge in history and landscape of the area among pupils and students of the partner regions.
5. Conduction of “live” history lessons for Polish and Russian schoolchildren.
6. Arrangement of signposts along the trail through castles in Warmia, Mazury and Kaliningrad region – 30 road signs in Poland and 9 tourist information signs in Kaliningrad region. On the territory of 9 Russian towns where there are ruins of the castles 9 information boards will be placed. Consequently, the castles of the former Teutonic Order state, now situated in two different states, will be marked in a uniform way.