Funding Program

Funding Program

The Cross-border European Territorial Cooperation Programme "Greece - Italy 2007 - 2013" was adopted by the European Commission on 28/03/2008 by Decision C (2008) 1132 / 28/03/2008. The total budget of the program amounts to 118.606.893 €, of which national resources are 29.651.723 € (25%), while 88.955.170 € (75%) from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Eligible project areas are the regions of Western Greece (Regional Units of Aetoloakarnania and Achaia), Ionian Islands (Prefectures of Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos) and Epirus (Prefectures of Ioannina, Preveza and Thesprotia) in Greece, and the Region of Puglia in Italy (Provinces Bari, Brindisi and Lecce). The Regional Units of Ilia and Arta in Greece and Districts of Taranto and Foggia in Italy incorporate into the program as adjacent areas.

The overall objective of the "Greece - Italy" is "to strengthen the competitiveness and territorial cohesion in the region towards sustainable development through the coupling of forces on both sides of the sea border line." This general objective will be achieved through the following strategic objectives:

Content and objectives of the act

The Municipality of Pogoni, with the participation of Italian Municipalities Calimera, Sternatia & Zollino, implements the Act entitled «POLYPHONIC SONG: A CHANNEL TO NETWORKING AND DISTINCTION OF COMMON CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE AREAS OF POGONI AND GRECIA SALENTINA ».

The Act is implemented under the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece - Italy 2007-2013.

The main objective of the Act is to promote and preserve the cultural heritage of the area of ​​intervention, in relation to music and cultural traditions. The Area of Intervention is endowed with beautiful natural scenery and extremely important monuments. The combination of cultural traditions with the above, can provide enormous potential for the development of alternative forms of tourism.

More specifically, the objectives of the Act are defined as follows:

  1. Identify and classify all polyphonic songs and dances, and traditions associated with these songs, with respect to its historical and cultural importance.
  2. Improve access to information about the songs and dances, so they can be easily accessible to people with interest in music and traditions.
  3. Promotion and use of polyphonic singing in the field of thematic tourism by highlighting the historical, musical, and cultural characteristics.
  4. Strengthening cross-border cooperation in the fields of arts and culture, as well as increase the number of visitors to the Areas of Intervention.
  5. Improving the attractiveness of the area of intervention and develop
  6. mechanisms for structured support for tourism development.
  7. Sharing knowledge and experience (compared to traditional music and its preservation) in local, inter-regional and transnational level.
  8. Establish annual events that attract lovers of traditional music and dance in the Areas of Intervention.

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