About Page – General Informations
This site was created as part of the implementation of TransEtno – promotion of the cultural heritage of the Polish and Slovakian borderland Micro Project (from February 2017 to January 2018), co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund within Interreg V-A Poland – Slovakia 2014-2020 Program and the state budget. It is the fruit of the cooperation of Regionalny Ośrodek Kultury in Bielsko-Biała and Oravské kultúrne stredisko in Dolný Kubín.
The main purpose of it is the widely understood monitoring of activities, people and objects related to folk culture on the Polish and Slovak side of the border (the area of the Euroregion Beskidy and its immediate neighborhood). The site aims to promote and disseminate activities related to the folklore of Poland and Slovakia (art and folk music and its creators, museums, open-air museums, creative chambers and publications, workshops), at the same time a source of knowledge of the traditional Polish-Slovakian borderland culture. Its recipients are Poles and Slovaks, including employees of partner institutions, ethnographers, cultural animators, creators and folklore lovers.
The TransEtno Micro Project partners want to interest people in the polish and Slovakia folk culture, encourage tourist to arive to the Beskidy Euroregion – to visit museums, open-air museums, regional chambers, studios, etc., as well as to participate in an active way in folklore events. Moreover, the TransEtno partners are very interested in making the borderland aware of the importance of tradition, familirize them with its face and change stereotypical thinking about cultural heritage. In a word: to show the strength and value of folk culture that can integrate nations.