Building partnership!


Building partnership!

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  • AcronymREJOICE
  • Call IDSKHU/1902
  • Priority AxisProtecting natural and cultural heritage
  • Specific objective1.1 To increase the attractiveness of the border area
  • Registration No.SKHU/1902/1.1/114
  • Total Project budget1,552,787.43 €
  • Total ERDF awarded1,319,869.27 €
  • Project start date 1 March 2021
  • Project end date28 February 2023
  • Project statusRunning

The potential of the Hornád River is unexploited, the region is undiscovered and only a small percentage of tourists use the Hornád River for cross-border tourism. In addition, there is a lack of cooperation between local actors.

The main goal of the project is to connect the Košice self-governing region and the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Megye and use the potential of the Hornád river as a water tourist route by creating a kayak-canoeing sharing system. As part of the project, access infrastructure will be built along the Hornád River (exit / entry ports), kayaks, canoes and storage containers will be purchased, and small infrastructure - rest areas - will also be built. In addition, the project will create a bike-sharing system, which will complement the eco-tourism services offered in the region.

On the Slovak side, Veľká Lodina will reconstruct its park, which will also serve as a rest area, Trstené pri Hornáde will create a street work-out area and Kostoľany nad Hornádom will build a pumptrack.

On the Hungarian side, the village of Hernádkércs will create a boat house where users of the kayak-canoeing sharing system will be able to rest or stay overnight. Accommodation capacities within the project will also be provided by Kmetty Benjámin, who will build wooden houses in Nagykinizs directly at the Hernád river bank and VÉDÉPSZOLG KFT. will create rural ecological accommodation capacities in Felsődobsza.

In Hidasnémeti, a part of the building owned by the municipality will be renovated, where an information office will be created, which will serve as the first contact point for tourists entering the Hungarian side of the Hornád River. The village of Hernádszentandrás will renovate their old building, which will serve as an Eco-summer school and a lifestyle center for children and young people.

The implementation of the project is expected to improve jointly provided cross-border services in the field of ecotourism and increase the number of visitors in the region.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

River & Mountain, občianske združenie

04023 Košice - Sídlisko KVP, Janigova 21

98,409.02 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

Creative Team Alapítvány

3846 Hernádkércs, Kossuth út 72.

118,921.96 €

Beneficiary 2 / ERDF awarded

River & Mountain, občianske združenie

04023 Košice - Sídlisko KVP, Janigova 21

103,940.95 €

Beneficiary 3 / ERDF awarded

Obec Kostoľany nad Hornádom

04431 Kostoľany nad Hornádom, Košická 34

67,363.63 €

Beneficiary 4 / ERDF awarded

Obec Ždaňa

04411 Ždaňa, Jarmočná 118/4

52,008.02 €

Beneficiary 5 / ERDF awarded

Obec Trstené pri Hornáde

04411 Trstené pri Hornáde, Osloboditeľov 118

62,037.43 €

Beneficiary 6 / ERDF awarded

Obec Milhosť

044 58 Milhosť, Milhosť 6

24,110.76 €

Beneficiary 7 / ERDF awarded

Obec Družstevná pri Hornáde

04431 Družstevná pri Hornáde, Hlavná 38

57,058.25 €

Beneficiary 8 / ERDF awarded

Ľuboš Grajcár – John the B tour

04023 Košice, Janigova 21

169,033.82 €

Beneficiary 9 / ERDF awarded

Obec Veľká Lodina

04481 Veľká Lodina, Veľká Lodina 48.

30,271.13 €

Beneficiary 10 / ERDF awarded

Obec Kysak

04481 Kysak, Kysak 146

27,901.76 €

Beneficiary 11 / ERDF awarded

Hernádkércs Község Önkormányzata

3846 Hernádkércs, Kossuth út 72.

126,145.52 €

Beneficiary 12 / ERDF awarded

Kmetty Benjámin

3844 Nagykinizs, Hernád utca 8.

59,925.00 €

Beneficiary 13 / ERDF awarded

Hidasnémeti Község Önkormányzata

Hidasnémeti, Petőfi Sándor út 11. 3876

123,207.50 €

Beneficiary 14 / ERDF awarded


3847 Felsődobsza, Kossuth út 39.

84,762.00 €

Beneficiary 15 / ERDF awarded

Hernádszentandrás Község Önkormányzata

3852 Hernádszentandrás, Fő út 41.

114,772.52 €

Locations of investment