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The World of Carpathian Rosettes – Activities for Preserving the Cultural Uniqueness of the Carpathians





Project type

Regular project






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)

TOTAL BUDGET 1 543 329.05 € ENI CO-FUNDING 1 376 340.85 €
DURATION 42 months 01.09.2018 - 28.02.2022

Project description

The Carpathians' picturesque land of mountains and meadows is inhabited by ancestors of various ethnic groups, such as Hutsuls, Boykos, Lemkos, Pogorzans, and 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 a 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 was aimed at preserving the culture of the Carpathians by 11 partners from Poland and Ukraine. They have jointly promoted the common heritage within the Rosette Carpathian Centres organization composed of four local Centres in Kolochava, Urych, and Kosiv as well as Bystre. The creation of centres included restoration and repair work as well as equipment. The new network is sharing the Carpathians' traditions with local communities and tourists via crafts workshops, festivals, seminars, exhibitions and other events. All four Centres are exchanging the knowledge and experiences of the Carpathians' heritage as their common treasure. Creating a database on the geography, history, and culture of the Carpathians preserving legacy and relics was another crucial part of the project. The web portal has ensured also open access for interested researchers and visitors.

The ROSETTES project has also made it easier to involve local communities in the management of cultural and historical assets. The project is the spark for further operation of four culture centers in Poland and Ukraine bringing the impetus to artists’ development and promoting the Carpathians' unique area in Europe.

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