The main outputs of the Project will be the development of the POLYPHONIA Cultural Brand and Thematic Route that will be utilized to efficiently and productively exploit polyphonic music in terms of cultural and thematic tourism, through the establishment of a Cross-border Virtual Reality Museum & Exhibition & an Augmented Reality Tourist Application for tablets/smartphones. POLYPHONIA also entails actions of enhancing the awareness of cross-border cultural heritage, such as the establishment of two CB Centers for the provision of tourist information, musical knowledge & the conduction of workshops.
Moreover, the Project’s Network will represent a common field of actions of cooperating organizations, in the fields of cultural values & tourism development. In this context a Polyphonic Caravan will be created, touring both sides of the borders, giving life to small villages of the countryside.
Finally, to capture and broadly celebrate the essence of polyphonic music heritage, a two-Day Festival & Conference will be held jointly in Gjirokaster & Pogoni. POLYPHONIA will build on the “virginity” and beauty of the N. Epirus and S. Albania polyphonic music, as a rare and valuable asset of the area and utterly preserve and cherish it to create an integrated cultural tourist product of cross-border importance.
The Project addresses several dimensions of EU policies, such as culture and sustainable tourism. All PBs will enhance their competences to sustainably utilize cultural resources in the CB area, while strengthening CB cooperation, through the exchange of knowledge & transfer of expertise.
The Project is co-funded by the European Union and by national funds of the Greece and Albania.