The purpose of the project is the exploration of Roma culture which can be found in the North-Szolnok micro-region. The project presents Roma traditions, cultural and artistic value and implements joint creative activities, thereby reducing existing social tensions in society and providing access to culture to the disadvantaged, marginalized population settlements. Further aims of the project are to raise awareness of local cultural values, to increase the involvement of people of Roma origin or Roma organisations and/or those who want to join the project's activities, strengthening cooperation in common, future events. Project activities: 1.) Project opening ceremony and music concert (Tiszasüly) – June 2016 2.) Lowland Roma receipt collection, collection of traditional Roma objects, recipe collection competition – mentors help in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county 3.) Workshop - "Miracle Bank" to create a brochure – ongoing activity, joint workshops once a month (Besenyszög, Tiszasüly, Szolnok) 4.) Temporary exhibitions, which presents of Plain roma art and traditional crafts, and organize exhibitions about India related to the history of Roma (Besenyszög) - between January and April 2017. 5.) „Loli zumi” - Lowland Roma cooking competition (Tiszasüly) – April 2017 6.) Illustrious days of Roma traditions – related occupations workshops for children and their families (Besenyszög, Tiszasüly) – continuous 7.) Lowland Hungarian and Roma dance-house (Besenyszög) – 3 times 8.) Program Evaluation Event
Summary of project results
The purpose of the project was the exploration of Roma culture found in the North-Szolnok micro-region. To make Roma traditions, cultural and artistic values accessible to the public, to implement joint creative activities, thereby reducing existing social tensions in society, by providing access to cultural products to the population of disadvantaged settlements. A further aim was to make accessible local cultural values, to involve people of Roma origin and cultural organizations, strengthening cooperation for future events. One of the project results was the Roma and poors’ food collection of the Great Plains. Another publication presented the typical Roma and Hungarian tales, beliefs, past legends, tales and beliefs associated with waters, wells, crosses, and bridges, of which 1,000 copies were printed in Hungarian, and the online and downloadable versions have been available in Hungarian, English and Romany in order to strengthen mutual acceptance, to pass on the cultural values. Guarding the traditions of the Great Plain has been done, the search for common values. The results of the collections have been made public and available to everyone.
Summary of bilateral results