Together for Colentum-ABC 6.

Piše: Sanja Tabori — 16. March, 2018.

In the premises of the National Library and the reading houses of Murter, a meeting was held at 6 pm in the framework of the Archaeological Treasure Colentum 6 project. The main goal of the Archaeological Treasure Colentum 6 (ABC6) is to contribute to the valorisation of the cultural and natural heritage of the Colentum archaeological site presenting animation and providing education of the landowners on the Gradina hill, fostering volunteerism in the local community and networking of stakeholders from a private, public and non-profit sector. The project is implemented by the association Argonauta in cooperation with Murter – Kornati Municipality, with the financial support of the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union funds.

The meeting brought together the owners of a part of the lands on Gradina hill, representatives of the non-profit, public and private sector. At the beginning of the meeting, Ivona Jadrić, executive Director of the Argonaut Association, which presented the Archaeological Treasure Colentum 6 project, and recalled the results of the successfully implemented Archaeological Treasure Colentum 1-5 projects.

The participants of the meeting had the opportunity to hear about the project Colentum Archaeological Park designed by architect Vinko Peračić. The architect presented the conceptual design of the hill of Gradina hill in Murter, with a special emphasis on creating an arboretum on Colentum. Following the presentation of the architect’s conceptual design, Eupolis Group’s Ranko Milic consultant presented the model of public-private partnership for the management of the Gradina hill in favor of the local community, landowners, visitors and all involved stakeholders.

The open discussion at the end of the meeting showed that landowners on Gradina Hill had positive reactions to the proposed projects and to be happy to be involved in future projects. He also joined Port Isaac in the name of the Murter-Kornati Municipality, which with the Colentum Archaeological Park project applied for funds. This meeting is the first official contact with the owners of the land on the hill Gradina and as such we consider it is very important to continue cooperation and activities in the field of archaeological site Colentum.

The meeting also announced the next activity concerning the construction of one of the plots on Mount Gradina as a pilot project for the future arboretum on Gradina. Also, the record of plant species on the hill Gradina is underway, which will also be an important contribution to the valorization of this site.

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