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1.3. Objectives of the project

The main objective is to define & promote a Cultural Route on architectures of totalitarian Regimes of 20th century, as leverage for their economic valorization. Through ATRIUM, researches, economic studies, documentations & tools are being prepared to submit a specific dossier to the European Council to be acknowledged by it as European Cultural Route. At present, there are in Europe 29 cultural routes acknowledged by European Council; none of them is devoted to theme above. So ATRIUM  addresses a new topic. The above mentioned general objective of ATRIUM shall be achieved through the following specific objectives: 1) identification of case-studies in areas concerned (analysis of urban & architectonical works, and hence of their underlying concept of city & power, buildings & places of particular signification under past regimes, which could have (or currently have) a new aesthetical, functional & social task in contemporary democratic city; 2) preparation of a trans-national Manual of wise management, preservation re-use & economic valorisation of this "inconvenient" heritage. This Manual should also be used for delivering training seminars to policy-makers, public officials, professionals etc, and base for further researches by scholars; 3) starting from case-studies, identification, collection & digital cataloguing of photograph archives, films, oral witnesses, furniture, clothing, of epochs concerned, to adopt ICT for economic valorisation & tourist promotion, intended as a first tool of visibility & promotion of the upcoming Cultural Route; 4) establishment of a transnational & multidisciplinary association for cultural route promotion & design of cultural route concerned; 5) promotion of cultural tourism for economic valorisation of heritage concerned (and training of necessary operators), capable of attracting segments of international, especially European, growing cultural tourism demand, & hence to create new services & jobs in the areas involved. SEE Programme Document reg. no.: INTRA-5039286 This document has been generated automatically based on the data recorded until 09/02/2011 12:46 PM 40/178

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