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ATRIUM Association

To promote and manage the ATRIUM Cultural Route, the ATRIUM Association was founded in June 2013 by the partner of the ATRIUM project (2011-2013), financed under the South East Europe programme. The project highlighted a key element of 20th-century European history: the cultural heritage and memory associated with totalitarian regimes and their particular architectural legacy. The main result of the cooperation between the partners was to bring together different experiences in order to discover shared historical elements.


Main objectives

  • disseminating knowledge, protecting and promoting the European heritage (both tangible and intangible) associated with the architecture and history of the 20th century, with special focus on periods marked by dictatorial and totalitarian regimes in Europe
  • coordinating the local European itineraries of the architecture of totalitarian regimes of the 20th century within the framework of a single ATRIUM transnational route
  • carrying out activities aimed at fostering research, knowledge and enhancement of the cultural and architectural sites and itineraries in cooperation with universities and research centres
  • promoting a cultural tourism which enhances a critical historical and aesthetic appreciation of the dissonant heritage, able to promote the values of the Council of Europe


Governing Bodies

According to the Statute, the Association disposes of the following organs, which guarantee the governance and efficiency of the cultural route.


Photo Ulisse Tramonti
Ulisse Tramonti, President

Yasho Minkov, Vice President

Board of Governors

Ulisse Tramonti, President

Forlì, Italy

Yasho Minkov, Vice President
Dimitrovgrd, Bulgaria

Sabrina Sabiu
Carbonia, Italy

Ivo Dimov
Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria

Maria Teresa Pinna
Ferrara, Italy

Valerio Melandri
Forlì, Italy

Maricel Popa
Iasi County, Romania

Tiziano Rosani
Merano, Italy

Julinda Dhame
Tirana, Albania


General Assembly

The General Assembly is composed of one representative for each members of the Association.


Scientific Committee


Marco Pretelli, Architect

Photo Maya Grekova
Maya Grekova, Urban Sociologist

Photo Muraru Alexandru
Alexandru Muraru, Historian

Photo Alessia Mariotti
Alessia Mariotti, Expert in Tourism Science


Eleonora BertiExpert on Cultural Routes

Stephen GundleHistorian



Giovanni Battista Furno


Headquarters / Management Structure


Operative address: Via G. Saffi 18, 47121 Forlì, Italy
(Municipality of Forlì - European Projects and International Relations)

Legal address: Ex-GIL building, Viale della Libertà 2, 47121 Forlì, Italy


Photo Claudia Castellucci 
Claudia Castellucci, Director



Photo John Patrick Leech
Patrick Leech, Development Officer

Davide Canali, Development Officer

Elisa Giovannetti, Development Officer

Rosanna Pruccoli, Development Officer

Andrea Savorelli, Development Officer

Endri Xhaferaj, Development Officer


Photo Argo
ARGO, European Projects

Photo Sandra Nauert
Sandra Nauert, Web Content

Manolo Muccioli, Web Design

Americo Francia, Accountant