USEFALL Video Filmed in Split Questions Accessibility of Historic Core, Cultural Heritage

By 7 September 2019

September 7, 2019 - Thanks to the Usefall project, the historic core of Split is becoming more accessible to people with disabilities. 

The City of Split announced that within the European program Interreg Italy - Croatia and the projects included in the program, a meeting was held on Friday in Venice on the Cultural and Communication Dimension of the European Cooperation Program. The meeting was attended by members of the Managing Authority and Joint Program Secretariat and project representatives, including representatives of the City of Split, Jasna Jerkov and Ivana Tadinac Šećer, members of the EU implementation team of Usefall. It is a project in which the City of Split, together with partners the City of Ravenna, the Aquileia Foundation and the Venice Historic Cluster, and the City of Poreč, participate in the implementation of pilot solutions aimed at making the cultural and historic centers of cities under UNESCO protection accessible to all.

The presentation in Venice is part of the final activities for the Usefall project, which will be completed by the end of September this year. As part of the project, the City of Split conducted a series of educational workshops with beneficiaries, primarily disabled people's organizations, but also cultural and tourism professionals, while the infrastructure works are in the final stages. By the end of the project deadline, a platform at the eastern entrance to the historic center at the Silver Gate of Diocletian's Palace will be put into operation, an inclined elevator and a ramp at the western entrance to the historic center, with two passages from Republic Square to the neighboring streets, and an elevator at the Center for Lifelong Education Golden Gate.

During the Split delegation's visit to Venice, the educational and promotional film created in Split premiered, which universally challenges the accessibility of historic sites and cultural heritage to all citizens and tourists, with the first significant steps taken by this project.

You can see the video below. 

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