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Infrastructure and content development for locally protected cave homes and their environment in Egerszalók

Hungary

Project Facts

Project objective: Cultural heritage restored, renovated and protected
Project promoter: Municipality of Egerszalók
Type of institution: Regional or local authority
Project number: HU07-0013
Target group(s): Young adults, Elderly people,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 677,719
Final project costs: € 676,334
From EEA Grants: € 546,139
The project is carried out in: Heves

Project partnership(s)

What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results

 

The project supported infrastructure and content development related to the cave homes and their environment in Egerszalók. Content development related to the infrastructure development part of the project involved the establishment of several community and cultural functions with the following social impacts: stronger local identity, social responsibility and community cohesion, deeper integration of heritage values, higher awareness of the importance of local built heritage among visitors. The project had the comprehensive aim to preserve, maintain and restore the environment of built heritage and present its original function and operation in an engaging way. Through this, the project promoter restored and made accessible to the public 218.50 sqms of area with cultural functions, preserved and presented the values of built heritage and its natural environment related to traditional rural lifestyle, environmentally conscious area use and landscape management in a sustainable way and with the involvement of local stakeholders. They started to demonstrate traditional rural crafts and make development results available and accessible to the general public and present them in an engaging way. The purchase of the tools for community playgrounds (yurta tent, furnace), of folk playground facilities, of the facilities at the reception park, of the fairground caves were performed for this reason. A 10-minute 3D movie showing the everyday lives of caves and the history of cave dwellings was also created.

 


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