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Restoration of common culture heritage as a base for youth and creative groups from Poland and Belarus cross-border cooperation

ACRONIM

ROCCO

NUMBER

PBU1/0195/16

Project type

Regular project

STATUS

During implementation

THEMATIC OBJECTIVE

HERITAGE

PRIORITY

1.1 Promotion of local culture and history

PARTNERSHIP

PL-BY

LEAD BENEFICIARY

Puchaczów Commune (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)

BENEFICIARY

Department for Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of Liachavičy Raion Executive Committee (Brest Oblast, Belarus)

TOTAL BUDGET 2 655 000.00 € ENI CO-FUNDING 2 375 000.00 €
DURATION 24 months 01.07.2019 - 30.06.2021

Project description

Poland and Belarus share historical heritage, valuable culture and tradition. Throughout ages, both countries faced difficult times, but the common roots remained, what is visible in many historical objects located in this area. One of them is the Lachert Manor House in Ciechanki, built in the 19th century and later redecorated by one of the most popular Polish architects, Bohdan Lachert. At the same time, the classical Rejtan Family Manor House in Hrušaŭka was erected.

The authors of the ROCCO  project noticed huge potential in both properties and planned to activate tourism on a basis of these heritage objects. The investment focuses on complex renovation of ancient manors. In their premises, two new cultural institutions will be established – Tourist, History and Cultural Centre in Hrušaŭka and Centre for Creative Work in Ciechanki. Both Centres will engage youth and artists through a variety of activities related to common history and heritage of the cross-border region: exchange camps, meetings on the history, numerous exhibitions, architecture and landscape plein-airs, design workshops, open-air events, study visits and much more. Moreover, the Liachavičy fortress battle will be re-enacted, with the participation of the historical Knights Unit. At the same time, the area's heritage will be promoted during press conferences and through films, media spots, articles and websites that will be created.

The exchange of ideas, know-how and knowledge between partners will influence better preservation of common heritage of Poland and Belarus. Increased tourists interest in renovated objects will result in a gradual growth in the number of visitors. Moreover, better awareness of the valuable cultural heritage of Poland and Belarus will contribute to tourism and economic development of cross-border region.

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