THE NAPOCTEP PROJECT WAS PRESENTED AT THE WEBINAR ORGANISED BY “DESTINATION NAPOLEON”

This webinar was organised by the European Culture Itinerary to add Croatia to it.

One of the speakers was íñigo Bilbao, coordinator of the Napoctep project at the Finnova Foundation, who was the person that presented it to all attendees and participants.

Brussels. 28.05.2020. Huge success. These are the words that best describe the webinar of last Tuesday May 26.  Not only for the number of participants and attendees, but for the quality and importance of some of the speakers; such as Charles Bonaparte – President of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities – Jacques Mattei – Director of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities and some political representatives like Tatjana Horvatic – Ministry of Culture of Croatia –

There was another important speaker among them, in this case for the Napoctep project: Íñigo Bilbao: coordinator of the Napoctep project at the Finnova Foundation, who was the person in charge of presenting the project it to all the attendees and participants in the webinar.

After finishing his conference, the good news arrived: Jacques Mattei announced that the project will have its own “Destination Napoleon” personalised logo. This logo will include the logo of the European Itinerary Route, the logo of the Napoctep project and the flags of Spain and Portugal, thereby emphasising its cross-border character.

He was also congratulated for his done work by the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities and it was given as a good example of good practice and steps to follow for Croatia.

Napoctep is part of “Destination Napoleon” since last March and its financed 75% by the Interreg VA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Spain – Portugal – POCTEP (2014-2020) It has as one of its main objectives the creation of a tourist and cultural product based on the rich heritage of the Napoleonic period in the regions of Castile-Leon and Central Portugal.

Last but not least, it is important to highlight that this webinar was organised in occasion of the addition of Croatia to the European Cultural Itinerary “Destination Napoleon”.  A trail that travels along 60 cities in 13 countries, from Portugal to Russia. They are unified by a common wish: to integrate their historic Napoleonic heritage in its European dimension. Napoleon left behind an immense heritage, and not only is owned by each member state, but is also part of a shared European heritage.

The influence that the Napoleonic era has in Europe’s contemporary cultural heritage can be viewed in different locations, characters, buildings, monuments, furniture, works of art and in other aspects, such as in law or the land registry as we know them today. In addition, there is a huge immaterial heritage linked to the figure of Napoleon.