Adrijo is derived from the combination of the Italian word ADRIATICO and the Croatian JADRANSKO. It describes a sea – the Adriatic – that unites two cultural identities as well as two shores. Here there exists a supranational Adriatic citizenship in which peoples, nations, languages, cultures, and knowledge come together and thrive.
Adrijo is the name given by the partners of the REMEMBER project to the Cultural Network of the Ports of the Adriatic, established to preserve and promote their common cultural and maritime heritage, a heritage of monuments and of tangible and intangible skills, of 8 Italian and Croatian ports – Ancona, Ravenna, Venice, Trieste, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik – by means of an interactive digital portal.
With Adrijo, the partners of the REMEMBER project have launched a process of rediscovery and enhancement of the historical, cultural, and political ties that unite ports, cities, and territories – traditions connected to the sea, to local culture, society, and economy, that are the motor for development and innovation.
The project – “REMEMBER – REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced tERritorial growth” – is funded as part of Priority Axis 3 “Environment and Cultural Heritage,” a European Italian-Croatian programme intended to preserve and enhance the physical and immaterial historical heritage of the 8 Italian and Croatian Adriatic ports that are part of the network – Ancona, Venice, Trieste, Ravenna, Rijeka, Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Split.
The purpose of REMEMBER is to promote new forms of sustainable tourism connected to the appreciation of local cultural heritage so as to stimulate the economy and create employment thanks to the creation of tours and itineraries, and by using virtual and digital technologies to advance the single sites.
Thanks to the ADRIJO network, the 10 partners of the project will be able to share cultural, digital, and virtualized content while promoting awareness and advertising the appeal of the Adriatic cultural context. The 42-month project (January 2019 – June 2022) is coordinated by the Central Adriatic Port Authority.