Dubrovnik, MedCities member, hosted the event framed in line with the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

On April 10th and 11th MedCities participated in the international conference « Sharing the Future of Cultural Heritage – Synergies between Heritage, Tourism and Digital Culture » on cultural heritage issues, organized by the Croatian Association of Historical Town (HUPG). The conference tackled the main challenges of cultural heritage in a context of growing complexity with several phenomena influencing on the topic such as increasing tourism and new technologies.

The conference gathered experts and practitioners from several countries from Europe and the Mediterranean region. MedCities participated with a presentation entitled « The Challenges of Mediterranean Historic Cities and Opportunities for Cooperation ». The city of Ancona, another MedCities member, also participated in the event as Secretariat of the Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities.

This mission was also an opportunity to meet the political representatives of the city of Dubrovnik, led by Mayor Mato Franković. Dubrovnik reinforced its commitment with the activities of MedCities network and their willingness to strengthen cooperation with the activities of the Association.