CONNECTING HERITAGES

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Hungary, Slovakia
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Duration of the project: 1.12.2017-30.11.2019
Objectives and results of the project:

The joint project of the Municipality of Kráľovský Chlmec and the Petőfi Literary Museum is embarking on reviving the catchment area relations reaching across the border, for which culture is an excellent tool. The coordinated development of cross-border natural and cultural treasures into a product system, the revival of the joint cultural heritage, and the utilisation of possibilities presented by the common language and culture represent the strengthening of social and cultural relations.
Owing to the project, cultural attractions of a high standard will significantly extend: this will involve the amphitheatre in Kráľovský Chlmec, while the Kazinczy Garden and Mausoleum will be renovated, with the old gardener’s lodge there being converted into a creative arts centre. 10 cultural thematic routes will be marked out, mobile apps for 12 guided tours will be developed, the uniform presentation of the tourist attractions of regions along the border will be implemented and an experimental programme package will be made for Slovak and Hungarian teachers and pupils.
The comprehensive aim of the project is to widen the attractions of cultural tourism in the region and for the more colourful supply to encourage tourists to stay for longer periods. The rich cultural offer will also encourage young professionals to remain in the region. It will promote higher specific spending and consequently the economy will develop, new jobs will be created, the local population’s quality of life will improve.

Implementing organization / institution:

Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum, Budapest, Károlyi u. 16. 1053

Project partners:

Mesto Kráľovský Chlmec, Kráľovský Chlmec, L. Kossutha 99 07713

Total amount of the project: 1,931,521.14 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary