CULTURAL PROGRAMMES FOR BRIDGING GAPS BETWEEN GYŐR AND DUNAJSKÁ STREDA

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Hungary, Slovakia
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 1.1.2018-30.4.2019
Objectives and results of the project:

The common challenge is to increase the number and prolong the length of cultural visits in the region. The main objective of the project is to benefit more from the rich cultural heritage of Győr, Dunajska Streda and the region by improving the cities’ cultural repertoire based on the innovative mutual cooperation of local artists, decision makers, the local civil society, and entrepreneurs. A small scale infrastructural investment and the upgrade of the existing equipment will provide greater comfort for the visitors, improving the value of the developed common cultural programmes. The established Cultural Action Group will develop a common cultural action plan on how to optimise and broaden the cultural repertoire of the western cross-border region and the given circumstances of the existing festivities. The commencing or final days of several days long traditional cultural events of one city will be relocated to partner cities with less organisational experience for the sake of practical know how transfer. Cultural shows will travel between the two partners to increase the local cultural offer and prolong the length of cultural visits.
These initiatives shall result in growth of the number of visits and longer stays within the region as a whole. Big and small scale common yearly cultural events will be planned and realised between the two cities. Through the cross border cooperation cultural and leisure excursions could be connected, as Győr is the closest city to Dunajska Streda, having a broad cultural programme, whilst Dunajska Streda can offer rich variety of outdoor activities. By combining these two both cultural and natural heritage can be promoted and benefited by the visitors. The attraction of more visitors leads to an increase of employment in the region, providing better living circumstances for locals, resulting in stronger connections to their residence.

Implementing organization / institution:

Arrabona Korlátolt Felelősségű Európai Területi Együttműködési Csoportosulás, 9021 Győr, Városház tér 1.

Project partners:

Mesto Dunajská Streda, Dunajská Streda, Hlavná 50/16 929 01
Győr Megyei Jogú Város Önkormányzata, Győr, Városháza tér 1. 9024

Total amount of the project: 974,201.71 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Interreg V-A Slovakia - Hungary