Case Petrovaradin: Managing Historic Urban Landscapes is a project that takes the outstanding, yet long neglected 18th century urban landscape of Petrovaradin Fortress (Novi Sad, Serbia), as a platform for building professional capacities across Southeast Europe and beyond, and envisaging opportunities for responsible, sustainable and creative development of historic towns.  Simultaneously, the project acts as a call to rethink the current management of the urban landscape of Petrovaradin Fortress, learn from it and reimagine its future development.


Key activities:

The project kicks off with Case Petrovaradin: Investigations - an open call for 4 research projects aimed at improving the understanding of project partners, local decision-makers, institutions and inhabitants of the key issues and current state of art in Petrovaradin.


Research activities are followed by the central event Case Petrovaradin: Explorations – a Summer Academy on Management of Historic Urban Landscapes for 25 local, regional and international early career experts whose work and study are related to heritage protection, management, interpretation, tourism and urban planning. From 5-12th of August 2018, young experts will work on site in Petrovaradin with some of the leading practitioners, theoreticians and experts in the field of heritage management coming from across Europe, as well as key local stakeholders.



Throughout the project, Case Petrovaradin: Public Hearings will be organised as opportunities to involve and inform a wider public of current and possible future developments of the area. Those activities include public lectures, discussions, presentations and media appearances.


Case Petrovaradin: Policy Meeting - a seminar for urban planners, policy-makers and conservators from diverse municipalities in Serbia - will be organised to ensure that the outcomes of the research and education process have an impact upon local management of Petrovaradin as well as similar historic urban landscapes in Serbia.


The advocacy work will be complemented with Case Petrovaradin: Dossier, a collection of on-site research, international good practices and recommendations from the Summer Academy.



Project organisers and partners

The project is implemented by Europa Nostra Serbia, Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments Novi Sad and Faculty of Sport and Tourism Novi Sad, in partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage, Europa Nostra and Global Observatory on Historic Urban Landscapes, within the framework of the Novi Sad 2021 European Capital of Culture and European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The project is financially supported by the Headley Trust and Foundation NS2021.