Project - Folklore and Culture as Touristic Attractions - Hidden Values and Treasures


Description (EN): The aim of the project is to develop the folk culture and traditions into a cross-border tourism product, which would make hidden treasures and values accessible for the wider audience, as well as to promote it on both sides of the border. Project partners are two organizations – the Hungarian community in Serbia and the Serbian community in Hungary, which have already achieved significant results in preserving the culture of minority. Within this project they will offer novel content for various age groups by project activities: arts encounters (House of Arts) and sight-seeing of Subotica (Walk in Subotica) for schoolchildren; holidays in the community – Christmas, New Year, and Easter, and related traditions and folk art events –Egg Bumping, Harvest Festival/Dadale, and more; innovative art initiatives: in Subotica/Palic – Choreography 0-24, Children's solo dancing competition, and in Deszk – Choreography 0-24, and Banatski Sabor; common folk-art camps and closing festivals: Talentum Folklore Camp, Banat Tambura and Folk Dance Camp; multi-art festivals: Palicsi Magyar Sokadalom, Ajvar Festival/Ajvariada, Grape and Wine Festival of Palic; reconstruction of the community space of St Sava Community Centre in Deszk; workshop on processing and developing the lost and found archive documents of the Serbian community of Deszk as a tourist attraction. With the belief that making the hidden and less-recognized values of the folk culture more accessible for a wider range of people would result in new bridges between Hungary and Serbia, the project aims to create a folk-art/folk-cultural tourism hub that serves information on various programs and events for the population of the Hungary-Serbia border region – such as: dance houses, handicraft programs, folk music, dance shows and festivals, events for preserving traditions.

Thematic Information

Thematics: Cultural heritage and arts  Tourism  
Specific Objective: Creation of commonly coordinated cross-border tourism destinations based on the complementary local assets in order to ensure sustainable development of tourism potentials
Thematic Priorities (Interreg-IPA CBC specific): (d) encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage

Project Summary

Project name (EN): Folklore and Culture as Touristic Attractions - Hidden Values and Treasures
Project acronym: FOLKcoolTOUR

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-11-18


Project start date: 2018-01-01
Project end date: 2018-12-31
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 228.725,46
European Union funding: EUR 194.416,63

IPA budget: EUR 194.416,63

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): "Bánát" Serbian Cultural Association, Deszk
Lead Partner: "Bánát" Serbian Cultural Association, Deszk
Address: 41. Felszabadulás str., Deszk, Hungary
Legal status: n/a

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