Visegrad Fund Projects

Promoting V4 industrial heritage for conservation and tourism

 

V4 Industrial Heritage picThe project aims to promote the common history and cultural heritage of the V4 region by showcasing its industrial heritage, an area that is less in focus but has a significant socio-economic impact. Industry has always played an important role in the history of the region, from the explosive industrial development of the Habsburg Empire through the forced industrialisation of socialism to the present day. Industrial and economic links permeate the region and have contributed to the development of a collective identity in Central Europe.
However, the importance and care of industrial heritage (despite many positive examples) is not sufficiently recognised. Therefore, the main objective of the project is to raise awareness and promote the industrial heritage of the V4 countries, to preserve it and to promote industrial heritage tourism as an important and growing element of cultural tourism.

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Rail4V4+V 2023 - Railway heritage for engaging the young generation

 

Rail4V4+V 2023Rail4V4+V 2023 aims to empower youth in responding to the current challenges facing the railway heritage through constructive dialogue, creative learning and interactive participation. In line with the aim of the EYY 2022 and the strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group, the main goal is to involve youth in building a more sustainable and inclusive future for underdeveloped areas in V4+V regions.

Following the results of the previously implemented project RAIL4V4+V in raising awareness about the railway heritage value and importance in the diversification of tourism offer in V4 + Vojvodina region, the proposed project will focus on encouraging the active participation of youth to make their voice heard on how they could be involved and contribute to railway heritage and its future.
The project aims to Engage, Connect and Empower young people in railway heritage development through:
- Raising the level of their knowledge about common history, culture, heritage, identity
- Increasing their sense of initiative and participation in the society
- Improving their understanding and responsiveness to cultural diversity
- Empowering their creativity and digital skills as crucial players in the innovation of cultural heritage tourism;
- Increasing opportunities for their professional development.

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Rail4V4+V 2021 - Railway heritage for sustainable tourism development

 

Rail4V4+V 2021 picRailway Heritage for Sustainable Tourism Development – Rail4V4+V aims to highlight the tourist potential of the railway, particularly through its history and heritage, recalling the role that rail has played in creating the Central European collective identity. In line with the aim of the European Year of Rail and strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group in 2021, the main goal of the proposed project is to raise awareness about the role of railways for V4+V sustainable tourism development, through unique branding and presentation of railway heritage, in situ and on a digital platform.

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About Visegrad Fund

 

visegrad_fund_logo_blueThe International Visegrad Fund is an international donor organization established by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Its aim is to support closer understanding and cooperation among people in the V4 region, as well as between the V4 region and other countries and regions, particularly in the non-EU neighborhood of the Eastern Partnership countries and in the Western Balkans. The fund does fosters the development of civil society by financing joint grant projects and by awarding university scholarships and artist residencies. The fund’s annual budget of €8 million consists of equal contributions by the V4 governments.

For more information visit the Visegrad Fund page.

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