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Cultural heritage settlements Fiľakovo, Bátonyterenye, Salgótarján and Šiatorská Bukovinka on the North-South axle of the cross border region decided together to continue with their co-operation for preserving and presenting natural and cultural heritage. The social and economic conditions of the settlements from the historical Nógrád County are equally disadvantageous; an opportunity for recovery is to conserve partially alive cultural heritage as a capability and due presentation for current and future generations. Thus the embracing and development of cultural heritage as attraction will become an important pillar for economic uplift. Partners achieve their aims by developing cultural heritage sites and presenting them in a joint way. Within the project the medieval fortress of Fiľakovo, a cultural, living natural and geological heritage will be developed as an attraction. Following archaeological excavations we construct the trails leading to the fortress, and the currently missing parking lot and sanitary facilities under the fortress together with an information point. Bátonyterenye, as the caretaker of the listed Gyürky-Solymossy castle has been guarding one of Nógrád’s important historic and natural heritage for decades. Here, we plan to rehabilitate the onetime ancillary buildings of the castle (officers’ and maids’ apartments, now negative environmental elements) and give new functions to them: Palóc lodge as visitors’ infrastructure. Our intention is to increase the attractiveness of Baglyas-kő fortress in Salgótarján by exploring the archaeological heritage, conserving unearthed artefacts on the site and developing the conditions for demonstration and visitor friendly infrastructure. The fortress of Somoskő is situated on the border. The road to the fortress is in inadequate technical condition, we plan complete renovation serving a high number of visitors. The mission of the partners: uniform identity through joint strategy.


Partners of the project titled "Presentation of cultural heritage overreaching borders and time in historical Novohrad Region " are Fiľakovo Town, Municipality of Šiatorská Bukovinka, the hungarian partners are Town of Bátonyterenye and the Bükk National Park Directorate. All of partners will globally receive more than 2.1 million euros. Fiľakovo Town as leading project partner is going to change the design of castle extramural settlement and part of lower castle. The Bebek Bastion will also get a new roofing. In village Šiatorská Bukovinka the way leading to the Šomoška Castle, situated on the border, will be completely reconstructed thanks to this grant. The Municipality of Bátonyterenye Town will reconstruct serving buildings of the Gyürky-Solymossy manor house, which will be used for presentation of the Palóc folk culture. The Bükk National Park Directorate plans to use the financial resources for archeological research realized in area of the Baglyaskő Castle in Salgótarján, the results of which will be presented in archeopark. The project will run from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

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