Cooperating for reopening the Balassa Balint Museum in Esztergom and Esterhazy manor-house in Zeliezovce
Priority AxisProtecting natural and cultural heritage
Specific objective1.1 To increase the attractiveness of the border area
Total Project budget1,492,947.75 €
Total ERDF awarded1,269,005.58 €
Project start date 1 January 2021
Project end date31 December 2022
The subject of the submitted project is the restoration of the manor house in Želiezovce as well as the Ballasi Balint Museum in Esztergom in order to preserve the cultural monuments and make it accessible to the general public. The current state of these monuments is unsatisfactory. Due to the lack of financial resources for repairs, the monuments are in a state of disrepair. The city of Želiezovce as well as Esztergom will not be competitive without quality public services and development, especially in providing quality education and training facilities that will have an impact on the preservation of the cultural heritage and on the quality of life of the population. The proposed solution fully contributes to the sustainable development of the city. For the development of human resources, it is necessary to provide high-quality accessible historical buildings ensuring education, training and personal development. Historic buildings contribute significantly to the development of human capital in the region as they raise locale awareness of their own cultural heritage, strengthening their ties to region. The expected project output is that the young generation are going to familiarize themselves with their surroundings and gain a sense of pride for their cultural heritage, directly contributing to an increase in activity in these regions. The young generations grew up with the internet and often focus solely on their own interests. Kids no longer walk in nature or play outside but watch YouTube streams, which often disconnects them from their surroundings. This is not necessarily a bad thing, since the versatility of the internet can broaden their horizon of interests, however it does undermine their appreciation for cultural heritage of the area in which they grew up in.