Operational Program: Interreg V - A Slovak Republic - Czech Republic
Applicant: City of Vrútky, Námestie S. Zachara 4, Vrútky
Main cross-border partner: Moravian - Silesian Railway Museum, o.p.s., Frýdlantská 499/5, Ostrava
Name of the small project: We were connected by the Košice-Bohumín Railway
Total expenditure of this small project: € 43,240.74
Required amount of non repayable financial contribution: € 34160.18
Realization date: 10/2019 - 09/2020
Priority axis: 2 Quality environment
Specific objective: 2.1 Increasing the attractiveness of cultural and natural heritage for residents and visitors of the cross-border region
Area of support: 094 Protection, development and support of public activities in the field of culture and cultural heritage
Form of financing: 01 Non refundable grant
Representatives of the Slovak and Czech parties at the signing of the Partnership Agreement in Vrútky
The focus of the project: "We were connected by the Košice - Bohumín Railway" is to support the increase of attractiveness of cultural and natural heritage for residents and visitors of the cross - border region. The applicant City of Vrútky and the main cross-border partner of the Moravian - Silesian Railway Museum, o.p.s. established cooperation on the use of the common railway history of the border area. The main source of activities for the applicant and the partner is the Košice - Bohumín Railway. The main goal is to create a permanent historical exhibition in the City of Vrútky where the dominant part will be dedicated to the epoch of the steam itself and steam locomotives. The realization of one investment and three non-investment activities will also lead to a better attractiveness of cultural and national heritage. These will be implemented through mutual cross-border cooperation between the applicant and the partner. From the investment point of view, the applicant will reconstruct the premises in its building in order to install a permanent interactive exhibition. Its cross-border dimension will consist of a presentation of the history of the Košice - Bohumín Railway and the Vrútky Railway, as well as a presentation of
personalities who helped to develop mutual relations between communities on both sides of the border. Modern ICT tools will contribute to greater interactivity of the exhibition.
The first non-investment activity will be a series of three "Cross-border discussions about history" which are discussions for the public with presentations. ŽMMS will also take part in one of these discussions.The second non-investment activity will be the preparation of a common table calendar with historical photographs and important dates of events from the common history of this border area. Furthermore, excursions on both sides of the border will be organized and video documents will be created.
Total project budget: 43,240.74 EUR
69% European Regional Development Fund: € 29,836.11
10% of the state budget: € 4,324.07
21% co-financed by the City of Vrútky: € 9,080.56
Due to the Covic-19 epidemic in both areas, the implementation of the project deadline was extended.