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Destination Napoleon Webinar Croatia: How to develop the European Cultural Route in Croatia?

Speakers


Charles Bonaparte
is President of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities. Charles Bonaparte - born in 1950 - after a Ph.D. in Economics, has a career in senior civil service, investment banking and real estate. Elected in Ajaccio (Corsica), he created in 2004 the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities to develop cultural and tourist development projects with the cities crossed by the history of his ancestor. In 2015, the Federation became a European Cultural Route of the Council of Europe under the name of "Destination Napoleon". It is now present in 13 European countries from Portugal to Russia, illustrating its vocation to participate in the construction of a Europe of peace through culture and history.


Jacques Mattei
is Director of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities.

Director of the European Federation of the Napoleonic Cities chaired by Charles Bonaparte (www.napoleoncities.eu and www.destination-napoleon.eu).

He is freelance Consultant and CoFounder and manager of Zunino e Partner Progetti srl (studies and architecture, France - Italy - Morocco).

Coordinator at Corsica Diaspora chaired by Dr Lucie Simeoni (www.corsicadiaspora.com).  Responsible for networking, international relations and European Programs at "Sardinia.Corsica Hyperloop Project"

 Until 2008, thematic expert with the European network URBACT for themes: regeneration of the urban network; governance of projects; integrated approach; citizen participation ; public - private partnership

 Specialist of the sustainable development, the territorial development, the urban development 


Eleonora Berti
is Deputy Director of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities since March 2020. Between 2009 and 2019 she has been working at the European Institute of Cultural Routes as Senior Project Officer, being responsible of  the coordination of the evaluation process of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, facilitating synergies with significant European and International organisations and networks, and for creating the Network of Universities, in Europe and beyond, working on Cultural Routes. She is graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning, and has obtained a PhD degree in Landscape Architecture and Planning. Since 2019, she is Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Economics, and she is Individual expert in the European Cultural Forum, European Commission, DG EAC.


Tatjana Horvatic
is Head of  ethnographic and intangible cultural heritage at the Ministry of culture of Croatia and Representative of Croatia in the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. She studied History of Art and worked as a conservator in the field of the cultural heritage.

 


Mislav Kovac
is Head of Service for Transnational and Interregional Cooperation at the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia.

He holds a master’s degree in geography and history from the University of Zagreb. He has worked at civil service for most of his professional career, mainly in the field of regional development and EU funds. During this period he was appointed in various expert groups dealing with policy making and policy implementation monitoring in the respective work fields.

Mislav joined Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds in 2014 and since then he has been working in the ETC field. He currently performs duty as a Head of Service for transnational and interregional cooperation.


Delphine Dufoix
, Attachée for administrative and European cooperation in the French embassy to Croatia. Mrs Dufoix has been working in the French embassy since April 2017 where she has been in charge of institutional cooperation and relations with civil society. The main projects implemented in cooperation with Croatian ministries, local authorities and OSCs were dealing with the preparation of the Croatian EU presidency, sustainable and smart cities, energy and waste transition, sustainable tourism, remembrance and gender equality. Between 2007 and 2013, Mrs Dufoix has been appointed at the European Commission (DG REGIO) were she acted as political coordinator for all questions related to the outermost regions. Between 2002 and 2007, she worked as a project developer for the transnational Interreg programme “North West Europe” based in Lille.


Iñigo Bilbao
, Architect (The University of the Basque Country), Master on Public Administration (IESE-University of Navarra) and European Projects Specialist (SOST-Brussels). Íñigo has worked for the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz over 20 years being involved in the implementation of many strategic projects. He was Director General of City Promotion, Tourism and International Relations. In 2013 he led the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Vitoria and introduced Vitoria-Gasteiz as the first Spanish city member of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities. He is in charge of the Sustainable Cities Department in the Finnovaregio Foundation (FINNOVA).

He is coordinating the NAPOCTEP project, an Interreg POCTEP (Spain-Portugal) project.


Dubravka Davidović
, is the Local Coordinator of Destination Napoleon in Croatia. She is Independent Travel Industry Consultant.

Dubravka has gained an extensive experience in the tourism field.

She has been responsible for the sales in all segments of adriatica.net group - retail, corporate travel, MICE, online and subagents and Advisor to the Boar of Generalturist. She was  Manager for the Adriatic region of Malaysia Airlines, overseeing operations in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia.


Jakov Vetma
is Mayor of the Municipality of Klis (member de la FECN) and President of the Croatian Association of Historic Towns (HUPG).

Klis is member of  the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities and of Destination Napoleon Cultural Route.

 


Josko Belamaric
is Associated Professor Institute of Art History Split.

In 1979 he began working for the monument protection services in Split, and between 1991 and 2009 he served as the director of the Regional Office for Monument Protection. Since 2010 he has been the head of the newly established Cvito Fisković Center at the Institute of Art History in Split. He is also a professor at the Department of Art History, University of Split. He has published a number of books, studies and articles on the history of art, architecture and urbanism of early modern Dalmatia, also focusing on Napoleonic period.


Kristina Nuic Prka
Kristina Nuić Prka, a lawyer with  postgraduate degree in European studies (Pantheon - Assas / Paris 2), Representative of the City of Split,  Manager of the Human Resources Department, also President of the umbrella Croatian Association of Tourist  Guides and multilingual tourist guide.


Goran Milic
is a Croatian journalist whose work has primarily been on television. With a high-profile career spanning forty years, he's one of the most recognizable media personalities in the countries of former Yugoslavia. He is the former director of News & Programmes at Al Jazeera media Network, retired now but still cooperating with the network.

 

 

 

 

 

Please find the speakers biosketches here as PDF.

 

Program

2.00 - 2.30 pm OPENING SESSION

Welcome to the participants
Charles Bonaparte, President of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities (2’).

Introduction

Intro to the webinar campaign (3’)
Jacques Mattei, Director, European Federation of Napoleonic Cities

Structure of the webinar (5’)
Eleonora Berti, Deputy Director, European Federation of Napoleonic Cities

Welcome and presentations by official representatives

The European Federation of Napoleonic Cities and Destination Napoleon (5’)
Charles Bonaparte, President of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities.

Croatia and the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (5’)
Tatjana Horvatic, Ministry of culture, Croatia, Head of movable ethnographic and intangible cultural heritage, Representative of Croatia in the governing board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

EU funding, regional development and Macroregional strategy: the role of CRs (5’)
Mislav Kovac, Ministry of the regional development and Eu funds, Croatia.

French Embassy in Croatia (5‘)
Delphine Dufoix, Attachée for administrative and European cooperation at the French embassy to Croatia.

 

2.30 - 3.30 pm - WORKING SESSION

Introduction to the topics (5’) Eleonora Berti

  • Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe - FILM (3’)
  • The certification Cultural Route of the Council of Europe: a European programme
    Eleonora Berti (5’)
  • Destination Napoleon (structure; trans-border European governance; visibility tools; itineraries and projects on the ground; EU funds, national funds, examples)
    Jacques Mattei (10’)
  • Destination Napoleon products and activities: our labelling process Eleonora Berti (5’)
  • Spain and Portugal project on the field, European Project Napoctep
    Community of Municipalities of Coimbra (Portugal)
    Iñigo Bilbao, Coordinator, NAPOCTEP project (10')
  • Sponsoring: working with private stakeholders Jacques Mattei (2')
  • Relations with European institutions (Council of Europe, European Commission, examples of European funded projects), national and regional authorities (examples of cooperation) Eleonora Berti (10')

 

3.30 - 4.30 pm - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS SESSION (60')

Moderated by Eleonora Berti

Dubravka Davidović, Local Coordinator, Croatia: State of play of Destination Napoleon in Croatia (5’)

Jakov Vetma, Mayor of Klis (member de la FECN) and President of the Croatian Association of Historic Towns: How to involve in a formal way the Croatian Association of Historic Towns into the Federation? (5’)

Josko Belamaric, Professor Institute of Art History Split: Which work has to be done in order to put in security the routes he studied? (5’)

Kristina Nuic Prka, President of the tourist guides association, representative of the city of Split. 1- Are there specific Napoleonic itineraries where you guide people? We are ready to work with you on a shared visibility programme. We started creating contacts with Split before the pandemic. Split before the COVID 19 was one of the most visited city in Croatia with a number of concerns provoked by overtoursim: how can we develop synergies in order for Split Municipality to become member and start developing a common working programme, having as one of the goals the opportunity to create a new cultural tourism offer? (5’)

Questions & Answers session (30')

CONCLUSIONS AND SUMMARIES (15')

Next steps Jacques Mattei, Eleonora Berti (5’)

Synthesis, free opinion Goran Milic, Journalist (5’)

Closing remarks, Charles Bonaparte (5’)