Project Connecting Separated focuses on the Roman road that used to connect Salona (Solin) and Bigeste (Ljubuški), ending up in Narona (Vid near Metković). The name of the project indicates mapping and connecting of the dispersed cultural and natural heritage, cities, and people into a coherent narrative based on the thematic route. The ancient road plays a role of material and symbolic link between Solin and Ljubuški, but it also connects the entire cross-border area.
The project lasts 24 months and it is financed through the 3rd call for proposals of IPA cross border cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007-2013. The total value of the project is 455.737,53 euros, of which 82,83% is EU funded. Lead partners are the City of Solin and the Municipality of Ljubuški; other partners are Public institution RERA S.D. for the coordination and development of Split-Dalmatia County, and Development Agency of the County of West-HERAG.
The main objective of the project is to develop a recognizable tourist offer - Roman road route with heritage that has evolved along it through all historical periods, in order to enhance the competitiveness of local tourism in the cross-border areas.