About project
The project From the Medieval Fortresses in Herzegovina to the Austro-Hungarian Fortresses in Montenegro "FORT-NET" is funded by the European Union within the IPA cross-border cooperation program Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro (2014-2020).

The total value of the project is EUR 470,079.65, of which the European Union provided EUR 399,556.55 in grants. Lead partner(coordinator) is City of Ljubuški. The Public Institution Development Agency ŽZH - HERAG participates in the project as a partner from the BiH side. The Center for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives (CSTI) and the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro (NTO) are participating in the project as partners from Montenegro.
Overall objective
of the project is to contribute to improvement of the quality and diversification of the tourism offer building on natural and cultural heritage at bordering rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Specific Objectives of the project are
To develop a know-how model for preserving, valorising, interpreting and integrating cultural heritage sites found on the outskirts of urban and in rural areas into comprehensive cultural tourism offer, and to jointly promote them
To strengthen the target area stakeholders’ capacity in cultural management.
Locations of the action
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Total duration of the action
24 months (01.10.2019 – 30.09.2021.)
In the 15th century, the Kosača family ruled the area of Hum (Herzegovina) and was one of the most powerful noble families in the Kingdom of Bosnia. There are assumptions that the family was named after the village of Kosač near the Piva and Tara river. The influence and power of Kosača can be seen during the time of the first Bosnian king Tvrtko I.
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