Large Scale Project „Development of the unique Narva-Ivangorod trans-border fortresses ensemble as a single cultural and tourist object”
At the Estonian – Russian border there is a unique ensemble of two fortresses of great cultural and historical value. At present the historical, cultural and tourist potential of the cross-border ensemble is not used to the full extent. The main reasons for this situation are not sufficiently developed tourist infrastructure, poor condition and danger of collapsing of some fortifications.
Project „Development of the unique Narva-Ivangorod trans-border fortresses ensemble as a single cultural and tourist object” will develop Narva-Ivangorod cross-border region tourism infrastructure through reconstruction of fortresses ensemble and improve accessibility of tourism information.
Project activities will be concentrated on Victoria bastion in Narva and the Small Powder Granary in Ivangorod. Along with the reconstruction of objects of great historical value Welcome centres and expositions will be created and opened for visitors to introduce the history of fortifications. Arrangement of green spaces, construction of foot-paths, grounds and access roads, installation of small forms will also be implemented.
The project partners are Department for City Development and Economy and the Leningrad Region State Budget Cultural Institution „Museum Agency”.
Total budget of the project is 6 871 455 EUR. Programme co-financing is 6 184 309 EUR including co-financing from the State Budget of Estonia 1 836 487 EUR. Narva contribution into the project is 347 146 EUR. Russian partner contribution is 340 000 EUR. Project budget for the Estonian partner is 3 471 455 EUR. Project budget for the Russian partner is 3 400 000 EUR.
Project implementation period is 14 May 2012 – 31 December 2015
Project has been approved by the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013. The overarching strategic objective of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013 is to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by utilising its potential and beneficial location in the cross roads between the EU and Russian Federation. The specific objective is to make the wider border area an attractive place for both its inhabitants and businesses through activities aimed at improving the living standards and investment climate. The Programme website: www.estlatrus.eu.