The Roman limes is the only European cultural heritage which binds together 10 European
countries: From the North-West in the United Kingdom to the South East in Bulgaria it is a
unique monument for many regions and partly already nominated UNESCO world heritage.
Following the limes European history becomes alive. In the LIMES project, the former fortification of the Roman Empire gets an outstanding chance for a peaceful future in culture tourism. In fact, only a small part of the limes is accessible at the moment: the limes leads through rural regions which are not fully developed for tourism. On the other hand, the European limes countries, which are the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, have numerous museums, historic routes, archaeological sites and hidden places of interest along the limes. These single places
are not networked yet, and binding them together offers an outstanding chance for developing especially rural areas. Mobile services can contribute in a unique way in this networking process and offer an additional economic dimension for local actors.
LIMES – Large Scale Innovative and Mobile European Services for Culture Tourism in Rural Areas is a project that contributes to the valorisation of sustainable tourism in all European countries along the Roman limes and supports the mobility in rural European regions by innovative mobile services. It supports the development and implementation of a mobile information system for the touristic exploitation and marketing of the European Cultural heritage.
The project is an action of the „European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance (EMMIA), “Strand 3 – Concrete action on large scale demonstrators in support of innovative mobile services“.
The main objectives of the project are:
- to network touristic sites along the limes in all respective countries,
- to develop innovative mobile services along the route which support information brokering, travel mobility and additional services for visitors as well as local people,
- to support via these services new businesses along the route,
- to create income and jobs for rural areas,
- to make the European identity and the common European history visible and perceptible for visitors all over the world.
INI-Novation Bulgaria OOD is a partner in the project with its expertise in tourism, business development and innovation management.
Learn more about LIMES action.