Name of the project
"Preservation, presentation and development of traditional crafts in the cross-border area"

The project implements the City of Bardejov with its cross-border partner, the City of Grybov, and the local civic association Our Bardejov. Both cities are each other connected by a rich history. The town of Grybov is located on the trade route that led from Bardejov to northern Poland.

The city of Bardejov is a historically and culturally rich city, registered in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The city of Grybov is a royal city located in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. It is a cultural and economic center for the surrounding rural communities.

Craft centers
Crafts and traditions are an important part of the cultural heritage of the Polish-Slovak borderland. Common elements of craftsmanshi, the beauty of the products, as well as the craftsmen themselves, will form the base of the centers of traditional crafts that will be established in Bardejov and Grybov. The partners have two heritage-protected buildings - national cultural monuments. It is in Bardejov the Franciscan monastery from the 14th century and the building of the former Sokol physical education unit in Grybov. Both buildings will be thoroughly restored. Crafts centers will be created for skilled craftsmen living in the border region area. Crafts typical of Poland and Slovakia will be given space for presentation. Visitors to the centers will also be able to make some crafts.

The project will support several joint promotional events. The creation of complex cultural products will contribute to development tourism.

The project is financed from the European Regional Development Fund (85%) through the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg V-A Poland-Slovakia 2014–2020.