Coastal Heritage Network CoHeN is a strategic project funded by Priority Axis 2: Integrated Environmental Management of Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014/2020. It sets out to create a cultural route along the cross-border area of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The aim is to increase the attractiveness of both regions and to enhance the visitor experience, by highlighting the interaction between the inhabitants throughout the centuries, as well as strengthening transnational cultural activities. The Ephorate of Antiquities of Aitoloakarnania and Lefkada is the lead partner of the project, along with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thesprotia, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Corfu and Puglia Region.
The project involves work at 17 monuments and buildings, 11 in Greece and 6 in Puglia:
The project is due to run from July 2019 to July 2022 and has a total budget of 6.420.600€.
Works at monuments in Thesprotia began in May 2020 and are ongoing. Their budget is 650.000 €. Apart from the interventions at the monuments themselves, a series of planned actions for the joint enhancement of transnational cultural activities in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea areas will be implemented in the framework of the Heritage Management Development Tool – HMDT to be evolved. These will involve workshops which set out to increase the awareness of local authorities and to enhance the participation of private stakeholders, in order to ensure more effective co-planning processes. Other activities such as photographic exhibitions and educational tours for the public will also be carried out.
Olive Tree Routes
The Restoration of the Acropolis
Conference on the Future of Europe
The return of the Parthenon Marbles
Archaeological Museums & Collections in Greece
Intangible Cultural Heritage
A 365 Day Destination (Narrative)
Archaeological Resources Fund
A 365 Day Destination (English)