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

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS
Ancestral spirit alive in our hearts

Short title: Ancestral spirit alive in our hearts


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: Trakai Palace of Culture (Trakai, Lithuania)

Partner: Department of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of Lida Regional Executive Committee (Lida, Belarus)

Associate: Trakai District Municipality Administration (Trakai, Lithuania)

PROBLEM: Both Trakai and Lida belonged to the Grand Dukery of Lithuania once. Both regions have rich cultural traditions, but today they have no contacts. It is necessary to look for the ways to recreate the ties and to motivate young people to have interest in their history, to cherish traditional culture and to preserve their national and civic identity.

OBJECTIVES: the main objectives of the project are presenting the cultural heritage of Trakai and Lida regions in Lithuania, Belarus and Europe, to contribute to the development of the cross-border tourism and to motivate the younger generation not to forget their historic roots.

 

RESULTS AND OUTPUTS: The cultural heritage of Trakai and Lida was presented to the inhabitants of these regions and guests by 5 folk festivals, 10 old crafts workshops, 10 historic expeditions, publishing brochures and DVDs.

Spectacular joint events of the partners have contributed to the attractivness of the two cities of rich history of Lithuania and Belarus to the tourists. Thousands of people visited the events.

Project number: LLB-2-236
Grant Contract number: 1VL-859
Total budget: 164 859
EU contribution: 148 373,10
Implementation period: 18 months (03.2013-08.2014)
Contact: Dariuš Nedveckis, Trakai District Centrum of Culture, tel. +370 6853 4467, fax: +370 5285 5299; trakai.muzika@gmail.com

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