2018 International General Assembly of the Phoenicians’ Route – Zagreb (Croatia) October, 9th

The 2018 International General Assembly of the Phoenicians’ Route will be held in Zagreb (Croatia) on October 9th, 2018 in the framework of the XI Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on the Phoenicians’ Route. The GA is hosted by Croatian Ministry of Tourism, Libertas University and UNPAH Association (Union of Croatian Independent Travel Agents), in collaboration with the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Zagreb Tourist Board, the MAPA ZNANJA – Education Society and the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb.

The event will celebrate the XV Anniversary of the Phoenicians’ Route and the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

  • Monday, October 8th – Introduction to the Assembly
    6:30 pm
    Press conference at the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb
    7:00 – 8:30 pm
    Opening Event at Archaeological Museum of Zagreb
  • Tuesday, October 9th – General Assembly & XI Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue
    08:30 – 09:45 am
    Scientific and Steering Committee Meeting

09:45 – 10:00 am Coffee Break

10:00 – 11.00 am
General Assembly of the International Confederation the Phoenicians’ Route – Welcome spechees of the President; annual Report of the Director and 2018-2020 Programs – Debate and approval. Election of President 2018-2020

XI Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue
11:00 – 11.10 am Welcome: PhD Duško Pavlović, the Rector of IU Libertas
11:10 – 11.20 am Welcome: MSc Ružica Rašperić, the Director of TZGZ, TBC
11:20 – 11.30 am Welcome: PhD Frano Matušić, Ministry of Tourism of Croatia, TBC
11:30 – 11.40 am Opening: PhD Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, Council of Europe or his delegate
11.40 – 11.50 am Dr Barbara Toce, Vice-President Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

Session 1 “The Phoenicians’ Route – Cultural Route for Cultural Tourism”
11:50 – 13:30 am
Dr Antonio Barone Creative Tourism and tour operators role on the Phoenicians’ Route
PhD Angelofabio Attolico “Cultural Tourism Strategy in Puglia, a Region between East and West”
Prof Rachid Chamoun The Role Byblos Interpretation Center along Phoenicians‘ Route Smart Way: best practice in Lebanon
Dr Eleonora Sandrelli Mediterranean Museums Network: best practices in museum cooperation
Dr Manuel Peregrina “Cultural Tourism Cooperation in Sudoe Region”
Dr Karsten Xuereb “The Role of Cultural Events in a Cultural Route
Dr Sara Ferrari “Innovations in the field of Cultural Heritage Communication and Heritage Pedagogy
MSc Ksenija Keča Education and Young Europeans exchange practices

01:30 – 3:00 pm Working lunch

Session 2 “Croatia’s role in the Route of Euro-Mediterranean Intercultural Dialogue“
3:00 – 5:00 pm
PhD Sanjin Mihalić: Introductory
Croatian destinations on EU Cultural Routes:
Dr Vesna Jovičić: Destination Pula and Cultural Routes
PhD Marija Dejanović: Destination Nin and Cultural Routes
Dr Irina Belušić Maggi, Eng. Arch.: Atrium Route
Dr Ivo Fiamengo, MEcon : Destination Vis and Cultural Routes
PhD Marinko Tomasović: Destination Makarska and Cultural Routes
PhD Ines Sabotić: St.Martin’s Route
Dr Dong Li: Cultural Routes for Chinese Market
Dr Ivan Pukšar: 10 Tips How to Encourage TO&TA to Sell Cultural Routes
MSc Vlasta Klarić: Inclusive tourist experiences and the routes

5:00 – 5:15 pm Break

Session 2 “Communicating heritage through cultural Routes: Good practices”
5:15 –6:00 pm
Dr. Ilias Michailidis, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Xanthi – Greece  
Dr. Marco Marinuzzi, Aquileia Foundation – Italy
Dr. Auron Tare, Albanian Center for Marine Research – Albania
Dr. Milo Sršen – Can Croatia Fit In?

6:30- 8:00 pm Walking tour of Zagreb for participants
9:00 pm VIP Dinner for Steering and Scientific Committee

  • Wednesday, October 10th Study trip
    08:30 – 12:45 am Study trip to Andautonia, Ščitarjevo near Zagreb
    01:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch