At the end of the IRC Hermes project, AULEDA – Vlorë Local Economic Development Agency, completed the placement of information boards in the city of Gjirokastra. For a period of two years, AULEDA, together with partners from Greece and Macedonia, and with the support of the local public institutions of Gjirokastra, successfully completed the evaluation of 60 old buildings in Gjirokastra. National and international experts worked to make a professional assessment of the pathology of old buildings in order to assess their condition and prepare a database with the collected data. A public platform has been created and all building information is available to the general public. To make them easier to access, information boards were placed at key points of interest in the city’s public spaces. Each table contains 20 specific codes and each code contains all the information for a specific building.
The signs installed will make the old buildings more accessible, thus increasing the awareness of the residents of the area about the historical heritage, which is one of the main goals of the project. At the same time, the posted signs will mostly serve foreign tourists visiting the city, as they will have all the necessary information about the buildings at their fingertips.
The Interregional cultural heritage management e-system HERMES project was financed by the European Union and funds of the participating countries, in the framework of the Interreg IPA-CBC Balkan – Mediterranean 2014-2020 program.
Partners in the project
Cyprus University of Technology CUT Cyprus
Athena – Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies ATHENA RC Greece
Municipality of Samos Greece
Municipality of Corfu Greece
Municipality of Gjirokaster Albania
Municipality of Ohrid FYROM
Elliniki Etairia – Society for the Environment and Culture Greece