Information of 'Crowns of Rivers' Project 2019


Data of the application

SUPPORTED BY THE VISEGRAD FUND V4 Plus program

Project no.:21910093
Project title:CROWNS of RIVERS V4+ - new roles of the royal medieval and modern castles on main rivers of V4+
Project implementation period:26/06/2019 to 30/11/2019
Grantee name:Association of Hungarian Settlements' and Regions' Developers

Financial backround

Approved GrantIVF payments so farDeclared Eligible Project Costs (covered by IVF including last expected payment transfer)Amounts not covered by IVF
€ 10000€ 8000€ 8876,12€ 4000
IVF= International Visegrad Fund

Activities:

  • workshops and conference:
  • discuss networking, transfer of knowledge and  education 
  • forming an internal and external communication system for the implementation of the above mentioned under a) point,
  • steps to joint promotions to European and Chinese, Global tourism markets,
  • step for preparation of the competition for qualification of the European Cultural Route of the European Council.

Partners:

Hungarian partner (Lead partner)
  • The "CROWNS by Rivers" Project was initiated by the Hungarian Association of Settlements' and Regions' Developers (AHSRD/MTTSZ).  
  • The 'AHSRD/MTTSZ' is developing along the Danube in ten countries the 'Danube Pearls' international multi-project, which includes also the creation of a network with approx. 
  • 110 medieval and modern castles, forts, further palaces, churches and other cultural heritage elements.
Polish partnerSerb partner Slovak partner

Partners


Partners:
Hungarian partner (Lead partner)
  • The "CROWNS by Rivers" Project was initiated by the Hungarian Association of Settlements' and Regions' Developers (AHSRD/MTTSZ).  
  • The 'AHSRD/MTTSZ' is developing along the Danube in ten countries the 'Danube Pearls' international multi-project, which includes also the creation of a network with approx. 
  • 110 medieval and modern castles, forts, further palaces, churches and other cultural heritage elements.
Polish partnerSerb partner Slovak partner

Joint Working Group

PLAN TO BUILD ON THE RESULTS

It has created the basis for institutionalizing further cooperation. Potential participants learned about the possibility of the project, which will be involved in parallel. There is an intention to continue the project, to take joint action to achieve the goals.

The main goals of the “Crowns of Rivers” project was and will continue more intensive:
  • to collaborate partners with each other, to build out a professional network and to share their common history among partners to inform their visitors about the history of Central Europe;
  • to grow their presence on the international cultural and tourist market especially to all in Europe and China, Russia, etc.;
  • to develop their services by IT skills;
  • to develop a big scale project by this base 

NO. 1)

TO COLLABORATE PARTNERS WITH EACH OTHER
Its instrument and way of implementing it was that each partner undertook its own organisational theme in the JWG. 
  • The Bratislava Partner helped organize the workshop by developing and distributing the checklist for the organisation. 
  • Sandomierz Partner has created a script for making booklets. 
  • The Belgrade Partner provided an example to the others for the dissemination of workshops. 
  • Partner in Budapest completed the Chinese and Russian translations and coordinated further translations and produced the design, editing of the booklet, as well as the leaflets, as well as the printing and distribution of them.

TO BUILD OUT A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK a country level and along the 
With the participation of museums and organisations operating castles along the Danube and along Vistula, a cluster network is under establish. The draft of the founding document shall be completed until 25th  January, 2020. Interested parties shall make a declaration as founders (deadline: 15th of February, 2020).  
The project partners have undertaken to continue to operate the JWG of Crowns-of-Rivers to manage the establishing the network and to care for outcomes of this project.
They will make joint proposals to governments and regions to support their projects for the resulting networks and to help develop their capacity.

TO SHARE THEIR COMMON HISTORY AMONG PARTNERS
Partners examine how can they create a joint traveller exhibition and some historical demonstration program. To do this, they want to work with the media, cultural representation and others in the V4 countries. On the joint website (crownsofrivers.eu) they are ping to publish articles and information on the common historical past and recently activities in castles, fortresses.

TO INFORM THEIR VISITORS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL EUROPE

NO.2)

TO GROW THEIR PRESENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AND TOURIST MARKET ESPECIALLY TO ALL IN EUROPE AND CHINA, RUSSIA, ETC.
They prepare a road-map for develop of their own profile and capacities to receive the sustainable tourism. The common promotional opportunities for international tourist markets are being studied this year.
Steps are being taken to increase the profile of their institution in their own area to manage destination.
Further to exam if it has the actuality to prepare their common application for the 'Europe Cultural Road Prize'.

NO.3)

TO DEVELOP THEIR SERVICES BY IT SKILLS;
Presentations and round table discussions, at CR project’s workshops, showed the necessary direction of direction for the development of castle museums' role. 
Each museum must have some IT solutions minimum in 3D. This also coincides with the aspirations of governments.
That's why augmented and virtual reality technology and the ability to be used by the professional staff of the castles are designed to learn and use them on a daily basis.
They would like to implement the relevant educational programme plan which was issued by AR Works Co., the presenter on the Budapest workshop.

NO.4)

TO DEVELOP A BIG SCALE PROJECT BY THIS BASE
Crown of Rivers’ Partners and joint partners together began to plan actions to achieve the objectives (see points 1 to 3). Given that their own capacities are intended for maintenance and not development, they are preparing a tender programme, so the year of 2020 will be therefore the year of planning and preparing for the future by knowledge transfer.