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Networking in Preserving the First World War Multicultural Heritage in the Danube Countries


The NETWORLD project contributes to the Danube transnational programme objectives and priority area 2 (Environment and culture responsible Danube region) by strengthening the joint and integrated approaches in documenting, preserving, managing and promoting the cultural heritage in the Danube region.

The main objectives of the NETWORLD project are to increase the awareness of the First World War (WWI) heritage and its sustainable use for the development of quality cultural tourism.

The NETWORLD specific project objectives refer to:

  • preparing a database, a strategy, and a management plan for architectural WWI heritage
  • improving  the cooperation between countries of the Danube region in order to commemorate the WWI centenaries
  • increasing awareness and visitor numbers of WWI heritage by providing diversified quality touristic promotion brochures and  by demonstrating the common brand “Walk of Peace” in the Danube region
  • promoting the value of peace, based on a common commemoration of WWI through e.g. transnational events, scientific conferences, youth  exchanges, education tools

Fourteen project partners from nine countries of the Danube region and eleven associated partners joint their efforts to implement project activities and tasks, grouped in six main work packages. The NETWORLD partnership and project activities are led by the Soča Valley Development Centre (Slovenia).


Walk of Peace Brand
Based on the cultural-architectural heritage of the First World War along the former Southwestern Front between the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the Kingdom of Italy, the idea of the "Walk of Peace" had been initiated by the Austrian Dolomitenfreunde Association in the 1970s. It had been developed further by Slovenia's Foundation Walk of Peace and Italian associations along the former Isonzo Front, which formed a part of the Southwestern Front.

Within the NETWORLD project activities, the Walk of Peace brand will be shared and demonstrated in the Danube region as a common brand of the heritage of the First World War. The brand contributes to the commemoration of all casualties of WWI and promotes the values of peace and respect. It also contributes to raising awareness of the WWI heritage and promotes sustainable tourism development.

Since 2016, the "The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic – Heritage of the First World War" in Slovenia has been included in the UNESCO Tentative List.


The fourteen project partners from nine countries of the Danube region:

Slovenia: Soca Valley Development Centre (Lead Partner)
Slovenia: The Walk of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation
Czech Republic: Rozmberk Society
Bulgaria: Varna Economic Development Agency
Bulgaria: Regional Museum of History Dobrich
Hungary: Cultural LAB Social Cooperative
Hungary: Municipality of Town Veszprém
Austria: die Berater Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Austria: Danube University Krems, Department for Building and Environment
Romania: National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism
Croatia: Institution for Development of Competence, Innovation and specialization of Zadar County
Slovakia: University of Presov
Bosnia and Herzegovina: School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Department for Development and International Projects of Government of Zenica-Doboj

as well as eleven associated strategic partners.


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Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA).     



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