First meeting of "Coordination Group Start Route" - Kostrzyn - April, 2007
First Meeting of "Coordination Group Start Route"

Kostrzyn, Poland   -  20th and 21st of April 2007

On 20-21 April, in Kostrzyn (Poland), a meeting of the Coordination Group Start Route of the international project INTERREG III B "Baltic Fort Route" (BFR) took place.

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A four-route programme and newspapers issues were heatedly discussed and coordinated.  All the four routes will start in the town of Kostrzyn located on the border between Poland and Germany and will go to the partners' fortifications located to the south, north, west, and the east of the town and will include the supplementary tourist objects located along the way.


During the meeting, project coordinator Hartmut Röder and the tour operator in Poland that will coordinate all the routes, Dr. A. Mikos von Rohrscheidt, presented the latest program of the routes. The partners were asked to specify the programs of the routes that go through their towns and fortifications; their proposals were taken into consideration.

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There were long discussions whether to include the Kaliningrad fortification into the route. There are concerns that the tourists may have problems with obtaining visas and may incur other problems that may arise on the border with Russia.

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After the meeting, the partners committed to making their programs more specific, and, in May, these programs will be presented to the tourists. It is expected that not only the enthusiasts of fortifications will be interested to visit, but also other tourists, who will want to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania, will be interested in taking the routes.

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During the meeting the new Fort Gorgast Information Point was opened, which is located not far away, on the German side, in the fort located close to the border with Poland. It is expected that by opening the centre the Fort Gorgast will attract more tourists.

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Friday, 20th of April - KOSTRZYN

12:30
Registration
 
13:00

Opening

Route strategy organization tasks and work division

Schedule planning at the model of the Route North and development of the Organization Book

 
15:00
Coffee break
 
15:15 - 18:00
Continuation of the schedule planning at the model of the Route North and development of the Organization Book
 
19:30
Dinner
 
20:30
Probably: meeting with special people
 
Saturday, 21st of April - Kostrzyn / FORT GORGAST
9:00 - 11:00

Simultaneous sessions:

Involved fortresses of the West Route

Involved fortresses of the Eastern Route

Involved fortresses of the South Route

 
11:00
Common session conclusion and next tasks
 
13:00
   
14:00
Opening of the information point
 
14:30
Common meeting with the British fortress study group in Fort Gorgast
 
15:30
Free time during the Historical Military Event
 
16:30
Return to Kostrzyn or individual return home