European Regional Development Fund
The project titled ‘From the Tatras to Tisza’ is aimed at implementing a live cooperation between regions concerned through establishment of a jointly created communication infrastructure. The lead applicant and their partners initiate a complex program for content development. During the implementation of the project the inhabitants of the region living in the cross-border area will get up-to-date information about the everyday life of their neighbors; that will facilitate networking of organizations as well as individuals. A website will be created as part of the project providing information in Slovakian and Hungarian languages respectively. The main areas of topics include culture, public affairs, recreation, social and medical care, religious life, as well as nature protection, education and live water management issues, all of them are to be presented in short edited magazine type shows. The shows are produced and broadcast by the lead partner Zemplén Television and their partner. Our goal is to make the website a live forum for communication and contacting and to create a new cultural product involving the civil organizations, institutions and hosting settlements lying in the region. We provide an opportunity for them to introduce themselves and share information about their programs. A printed publication will also be published every six months making the visibility of the project varied. As an extra, four road-show events will ensure the personal contact with the target audience of the project. Access to the project is hindered by the low level of the computer literacy in certain disadvantaged population groups such as the Gypsy minority or the elderly, consequently, four courses on both sides of the border will be launched for free in native languages for them to compensate the arrears in digital skills. Cooperation between our organizations will be launched along a web-designer training plus an 9-part series of professional workshop sessions.