FORTIMEDIAProject ID: 22193
Military heritage -a European heritage
Total cost:Not available
EU contribution:EUR 1 140 000
Topic(s):AL2 - Action Line 2: Enhancing content production in a multilingual and multicultural environment
Funding scheme:DEM - Demonstration contracts
Over 3000 military sites were built in Europe between the XVI and the XIX centuries. They now constitute an unexploited cultural resource with particular relevance for the development of tourism. In this context, the Fortimedia project aimed at:
Promoting the development of European historic culture by putting high-quality content online, thus stimulating tourism via the spread of practical information;
Supporting better maintenance of this heritage by creating an exchange platform, which provides historic monument restorers and enhancers with broad access to current services and techniques in this area.
The sites' enhancement is expected to increase the number of visits and feed the tourism development process. Fortimedia is a free platform hosting educational and tourist information, which provides citizens with concrete answers to their questions about military heritage. Fortimedia made use of quality multimedia tools; the content is scientific, accurate and specifically adapted, thanks to leisure and learning technologies (monuments in 3D). Fortimedia has been financed by site owners.
Fortimedia Pro will be a professional platform for technical, economic and scientific exchange, addressing both site owners and economic actors in heritage restoration, upkeep and enhancement. Fortimedia Pro will be financed by its users.