1.1 Promotion of local culture and history
Association for Development and Promotion of Podkarpacie “Pro Carpathia” (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Podkarpacie Voivodeship (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Centre for Regional Development (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Association of self-governments “Euroregion Carpathians – Ukraine” (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Department of Tourism and Resorts of Lviv Regional State Administration (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Agency of Regional Development and Crossborder cooperation “Transcarpathia” (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)
Communal Institution of Lviv Regional Council Administration of Historical-cultural Reserve “Tustan” (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Kolochava Village Council (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)
NGO Social Center “Etalon” (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine)
Kosiv District Council (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine)
The East European State Higher School in Przemyśl (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
The Carpathians picturesque land of mountains and meadows is inhabited by ancestors of various ethnic groups, such as Hutsuls, Boykos, Lemkos, Pogorzans, Dolinians. All of them have been strongly influencing the area, shaping local culture and traditions. However, the Carpathians are divided now, not only ethnographically but also by the state borders causing lack of a comprehensive vision of their common heritage. Moreover, the number of people, who can use crafts and agriculture is declining, so this tradition can be lost within the next decades.
The ROSETTES project aims at preserving the culture of the Carpathians by 11 partners from Poland and Ukraine. They will jointly promote the common heritage within the Rosette Carpathian Centre organization composed of four local Centres in: Kolochava, Urych and Kosiv as well as Bystre. This new network will share the Carpathians traditions within local communities and tourists via crafts workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other events (traditional handicrafts, ceramics sculpture, iconog- raphy, music, architecture, cooking etc). All four Centres will cooperate closely exchanging the knowledge and experiences as the Carpathians heritage is their common treasure. Creating a knowledge database on the geography, history and culture of the Carpathians preserving legacy and relics is another crucial part of the project. The web portal will ensure also open access for interested researchers and visitors.
The ROSETTES project will also make it easier to involve local communities in the management of cultural and historical as- sets. The project shall be the spark for further operation of four culture centres in Poland and Ukraine bringing the impetus to artists’ development and promoting the Carpathians unique area in Europe.
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