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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT
2007-2013 CROSS BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

The use of historic farmsteads and their adaptation to contemporary cultural needs

Short title: Historic farmsteads


WINNER OF THE "BEST ADAPTATION OF HISTORIC HERITAGE FOR CONTEMPORARY NEEDS" NOMINATION OF THE PROGRAMME

PRIORITY 1: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Measure 1.4: Preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage, promotion of cross border tourism

Beneficiary: Direction of Trakai Historical National Park (Trakai, Lithuania)
Partner: Smargon Regional Executive Committee (Smargon, Belarus)

PROBLEM: The main issue addressed by the project is the use of historic farmsteads of the count J. Tiškevičius in Užutrakis (Lithuania) and the composer M. Oginskis in Zalese, Smargon (Belarus) and its adaptation to contemporary needs. The joint project and the partnership among local authorities, historians and community representatives should create a synergy of joint tourism promotion activities.

OBJECTIVES: The project aimed at preservation of cultural and historical heritage and promotion of cross-border tourism by adapting the historic farmsteads to contemporary needs in Užupis, Trakai, Lithuania and Zalese, Smargon district, Belarus. 

RESULTS&OUTPUTS:

For preservation of cultural and historical heritage and promotion of cross-border tourism the historic farmsteads in Trakai and Zalese manor in Smargon were adapted to contemporary needs. Two halls (White Hall and Library) of the Uzutrakis Manor were equipped and adapted for concerts and conferences. Based on the historical photos the Louis XVI style furniture was produced, a top class concert piano was purchased..
The Palace Hall was restored in Zalese Manor, Smargon District. It looks now as original, when it was owned by the nobleman and composer Mykolas Kleopas Oginskis in the nineteenth century. The Hall has been adapted for concerts by installing specially designed furniture, a piano and equipping the make-up and fitting rooms.
Two concerts of the Lithuanian and Belarusian performers, a scientific conference and joint events were held in both renovated Manor Houses. The joint tourism route "From Zalese towards Uzutrakis" was created. 

The project took an active part in the shooting of the video clip COOPERATION REMIX OF ANTHEM OF EUROPE for the celebration of the European Cooperation Day 2014. Watch VIDEO.

Project number: LLB-1-008
Grant Contract number: 1VL-209
Total budget: 575 268 €
EU contribution: 517 741 €
Implementation period: 24 months (03.2012-03.2014)
Contact: Gintaras Abaravičius
Karaimų str. 5, LT-21104, Trakai, Lithuania
+37052855776+37052855776;
tinp@seniejitrakai.lt; www.seniejitrakai.lt



 

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