News

10-10-2022

We cordially invite you to participate in the opening meeting of the ThisPLACED Regional Working Group "Tu Umiejscowieni".

The Foundation for Landscape Protection, as a partner of the ThisPLACED project "Rediscovering the landscapes and cultural identities of the European Union regions" implemented within the Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme, invites you to participate in the online meeting concerning the launch of the ThisPLACED project.

The meeting will take place on 26 October (Wednesday) 2022 between 11:00 and 12:30 on the Zoom platform.

During the meeting, the assumptions of the competition for an artistic souvenir relating to the multiculturalism of Lower Silesia will be announced, as well as the proposed elements of cultural heritage to which the competition entries should refer.

Detailed rules of the competition are available here

The meeting also aims to identify unique and important cultural heritage elements for the Lower Silesian region. Such elements include:

  • tangible heritage elements;
  • intangible heritage elements;
  • elements of the natural landscape.

The agenda of the meeting is available here

By getting involved in the activities of the ThisPLACED Regional Working Group "Here We Place" you have the chance to:

  • Take an active part in the development and promotion of the cultural heritage of Lower Silesia;
  • Establish new contacts and cooperation within the Lower Silesian and international cultural circles;
  • Exchange collected experiences, information and good practices in the cultural sector.

Link to registration

The invitation is aimed both at institutions operating in the cultural sector (including, among others, cultural centres, art associations, art, photography and film schools) and at artists themselves (including students of art schools, technical schools and art students).

We invite you to register and participate in the competition!

10-10-2022

We would like to encourage you to take part in the ThisPLACED competition "Tu Umiecowieni", organised by the Foundation for Landscape Protection as part of the ThisPLACED project "Rediscovering the landscapes and cultural identities of European Union regions".

The aim of the competition is to create an artistic souvenir relating to the history and multiculturalism of Lower Silesia. It may be related to an existing and well-recognised object/tradition, or it may be a proposal talking about a forgotten or little-known part of the region's heritage.

More information on the multiculturalism of Lower Silesia in the context of preparing a competition entry can be found here.

The competition is aimed at young artists aged 18-31 (including students of art schools, technical schools and art students).

Link to competition rules

To find out more about the competition's aims and objectives, we invite you to participate in an online meeting to be held on 26 October 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 on the Zoom platform.

Link to registration

We invite you to register and participate in the competition!

13-05-2022

The final conference of the ForHeritage project, of which the Foundation for Landscape Protection is a partner, was held on 12 May 2022. The aim of the event was to present the main challenges and possible solutions for a sustainable cultural heritage management.

The conference was attended by representatives of 7 different EU projects and EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Education and Culture Executive Agency – EACEA, the European Investment Bank Institute, and the Interreg Central Europe programme, among others. The event was also attended by about 80 participants, representatives of local, regional and national authorities and institutions, cultural heritage organisations and individuals.

All presentations from this conference are available here.

The Foundation for Landscape Protection has supported communication activities for the organisation of this conference.

09-05-2022

The Foundation for Landscape Protection has been selected as a partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative, which aims to integrate the principles of the European Green Deal into the daily lives and living spaces of European citizens.

The New European Bauhaus is a creative and transdisciplinary initiative that supports:

  • the exchange of experiences between the world of science and technology, art and culture;
  • tackling environmental and digital challenges to transform our lives for the better;
  • working together to solve complex social problems.

The initiative was founded on the values of sustainability, climate and biodiversity protection, aesthetics and functionality, as well as social inclusion and accessibility.

15-04-2022

ForHeritage final conference “Main challenges and possible solutions for a sustainable cultural heritage management”

The final conference of the ForHeritage project will be held on 12th of May. The event will be hosted online via Zoom and the agenda includes two sessions ranging from experiences and pilot cases from a set of international projects to the recommendations and hints on the new programming.

During the conference we will be hearing from the experience of the following projects:

ForHeritage - Excellence in heritage management in central Europe
MOMAr - Models of Management for Singular Rural Heritage
CLIC - Circular models Leveraging Investments in CH adaptive reuse
Open Heritage - Organizing, Promoting and ENabling HEritage Reuse
SoPHIA - Social Platform for Holistic Impact Heritage Assessment
Cultural Heritage in Action - Sharing solutions in European cities and regions
BE.CULTOUR - Beyond CULtural TOURism 

We will also hear from the relevant European institutions: the European Commission and the Executive Agenda EACEA, the European Investment Bank Institute, the Interreg Central Europe and Interreg Europe Programmes.

To register, please follow the link: REGISTER HERE.

The agenda of the online event is accessible HERE.

The Foundation for Landscape Protection is the Communication Manager of the ForHeritage project.

04-03-2022

The ThisPLACED project "Rediscovering landscapes and identity of peripheral cultural regions across the EU", of which the Foundation for the Protection of Landscapes is a partner, has been approved and received funding under the Creative Europe programme.

The main objective of the project is to define a favourable and authentic image for peripheral cultural regions in the EU and to further use it to promote these regions to a wider public. Based on cultural heritage elements such as collections, architecture, cultural or archaeological sites as well as traditions, legends, music and dance, the project intends to create an attractive identity for the 4 pilot areas. The use of valuable cultural assets will contribute to the revitalization of the areas involved.

19-01-2022

The Foundation for Landscape Protection takes part in a study on cross-border relations between various entities in the Polish-German borderland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main goal of the project is to investigate the correctness of establishing, implementing and continuing partnerships under cross-border projects, along with an indication of the difficulties and changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Landscape Protection Foundation is focusing its efforts on improving cooperation in the Sudetes in the context of cross-border cooperation.

Link to the questionnaire.

12-01-2022

The Foundation for Landscape Protection has prepared a new video on the ForHeritage project.

Please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf9cCxJ4iFw

In the first half of 2022 we will be organising a series of workshops and events for Polish stakeholders on integrated heritage management.

28-09-2021

The Foundation for Landscape Protection applies to the new edition of the Creative Europe programme under the project ThisPLACED "Rediscovering landscapes and identity of peripheral cultural regions across the EU".


The lead partner of the project is the MARCHE CULTURA Foundation from Italy. The project was submitted in the framework of European cooperation projects on a smaller scale.


European cooperation projects are a grant area supporting cultural activities based on international cooperation of entities from the cultural and creative sectors. Projects contribute to the international circulation of works and creators and audience building as well as social inclusion through culture and arts, reducing the carbon footprint of sectors, digitization and technology implementation in culture, sector capacity building and sector development, such as architecture and cultural heritage.

12-09-2020

Members of the  Foundation for Landscape Protection took part in a series of training courses organized by the Izerskie Partnership - Association of the LAG from Gryfów Śląski as part of the project "Education to preserve old Saxon and Polish fruit varieties in the region border" implemented under the INTERREG Poland-Saxony Cooperation Program 2014-2020 together with the Association Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt from Dresden. The aim of the project is to inventory and identify old Saxon and Polish varieties of fruit, create model orchards, preserve old varieties in the project area, and educate and train residents in order to show the value of orchards as an element of an open cultural landscape, important for the tourist and economic development of the borderland.

20-08-2020

Experts from the Foundation for Landscape Protection are carrying out archaeological research at several extremely interesting sites, both of a settlement and sepulchral nature, in the Dolnośląskie and Mazowieckie provinces. The conducted research results in rich discoveries, which will undoubtedly contribute to broadening the knowledge on the development of human settlement in the area in question from the late Stone Age - Neolithic to the Middle Ages.

30-03-2020

On the 25th and 26th of March 2020 the Foundation for Landscape Protection has participated in the kick-off meeting of the ForHeritage project related to capitalisation of results from projects in the topic of cultural heritage management. In total 8 institutions from 4 countries (Poland, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia) participated in the meeting, which was conducted online due to epidemiological threats. The leading partner of the project is the Marshal's Office of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.

More information about the project can be found here.

Website: https://www.interreg-central.eu/forheritage 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/forheritagecentraleurope 

The ForHeritage project „Excellence for integrated heritage management in cental Europe" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme.

14-12-2019

On the 4th of December 2019 the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg Central Europe cooperation programme approved 9 new projects that capitalise on results worked out in an international environment to solve some of the major problems of the Central Europe region. Among them, the ForHeritage (before E4H) project, with the participation of the Foundation for Landscape Protection. The project objective is to disseminate best practices in the management of cultural heritage.

07-10-2019

 

On the 2nd October 2019 in Kielce on the meeting attended by the Marshall of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, the Foundation for Landscape Protection presented the conclusions from the interviews with the cultural institutions from the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. Cultural institutions play a vital role in the region's heritage protection and sustainability scheme as they directly manage heritage, are responsible for its operation and perform tasks related to making heritage available to the public.

As a result of the analysis, 13 good practices were identified. All of them have been implemented with the support of the European Union within the Regional Operational Programme for Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.

04-10-2019

 

The latest edition of the "Journal of Heritage Conservation" (No. 59/2019) holds the article named "Public-private Partnership: a Chance for Revitalising Heritage Monuments in Central Europe" (in Polish).

The text is related to the "RESTAURA" project outputs and presents opportunities of applying public-private partnership scheme in protecting endangered cultural heritage.

Enjoy your reading!

 

02-08-2019

 

We are starting the analyses of the cultural heritage initiatives in the Świętokrzyskie county in Poland. Their main aim is to evaluate the operational models of the cultural institutions there and highlight the initiatives that thanks to the European Union funding have increased standards of services, have become more self-sustainable and have practical influence on social and economic development of the Świętokrzyskie region.

The final result of the analysis will be the Guide on Best Practices which will be divulged on national and transnational level.

05-04-2019

 

A need to discuss the issues of revitalisation of cultural heritage in the 21st century or the future of PPP in cultural revitalisation attracted panelists and attendees from Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and more to the "Restaura" project closing conference organised by the Faculty of Business Studies of the Catholic Institute.

The discussion was enriched with conclusions based on the "Restaura" project results: 4 pilot actions and several scientific papers.

The "Restaura" Closing Conference, attended by the Foundation for Landscape Protection, took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on the 3th April 2019.

25-03-2019

 

The newest issue of the bimonthly "Spotkania z zabytkami" brings the article "New Cooperation Formula Helps Save Dilapidating Cultural Heritage Monuments" (No. 1-2, 2019, in Polish only).

The text refers to the "RESTAURA" project results and presents opportunities of the public-private partnership formula in saving cultural heritage threatened with deterioration.

Enjoy your reading!

11-02-2019

 

On the 31st January 2019 in Jelenia Góra (Poland), in the Euroregion Nisse head office, a meeting of the ARCHEOLOGY thematic team within the Euroregion working group ZABYTKI-PAMÁTKY-DENKMALE was held.

The meeting participants represented local government and scientific institutions as well as NGOs from the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. The discussion concerned ways of popularising and promoting the region's extraordinary cultural, landscape and historical richness.

The Foundation for Landscape Protection presented ideas of cooperation under the INTERREG programmes which raised great interest of the participants.

The meeting was reported in the local media.

28-01-2019

 

Between 24-25.01.2019, the Foundation for Landscape Protection took part in the next "RESTAURA" project partner meeting in Warsaw (Poland).

The participants were happy to hear that the 4 pilot actions are progressing successfully. The summary of the workshops for the public authorities on public-private partnership was also very positive. The workshops resulted in almost 20 letters of commitment signed by the representatives of these institutions and visibly contributed to increased interest in PPP schemes number through queries addressed to the RESTAURA Helpdesk team.

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

17-12-2018

 

Warm season's greetings from the Foundation for Landscape Protection.

05-11-2018

 

Between 16-17th October 2018, the Foundation for Landscape Protection participated in the next RESTAURA project partner meeting in Buzet, Croatia.

The participants were particularly interested in the 18th-century Bigatti Palace, a RESTAURA pilot action, and the Verzi Palace from the same period which will soon be revitalised with EU's financial support.

A training on preparation of PPP projects in cultural heritage sector kept by the experts from the Croatian Agency for Investments and Competitivness (AIP) clarified many issues related to PPP's analytical, financial and legal aspects.

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

22-10-2018

 

We are pleased to announce the publication of a book "The Chiribaya Culture from the Tambo Valley" co-financed by the Foundation for Landscape Protection. This book constitutes a vital input of the Polish science into the investigation of the Chiribaya culture of the pre-Columbian Peru.

Based on own field research held in El Pino in southern Peru, the author describes little known Chiribaya groups who populated the Tambo river valley between 6th and 15th century CE. The book includes the most complete, diversified catalogue of Chiribaya ceramics.

The specialised magazine "Archeologia Żywa" considered the discoveries of several Chiribaya tombs containing mummified human remains and numerous funerary equipment in perfect condition as one of two most important achievements of Polish archeology in 2010. The research has been widely recognised both in Peru and Poland.

Enjoy your reading!

05-06-2018

 

The 6th "RESTAURA" project partner meeting was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on the 5-6th.06.2018.

As a supplement to the study visit in the Konventna residence, the project pilot action in Slovakia, the partners visited the Devin castle, a Slovak National cultural monument.

More information

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

15-05-2018

 

The second "BALTIC MAKERS" project partners meeting took place in the Lead Partner's headquarters, Anykščiai Art Incubator (AMI, Lithuania). In its studios, AMI hosts temporary crafts residents representing e.g. weaving, ceramics, artistic carpentry or everyday objects design.

Within the meeting, a discussion with local craftspeople and artisans from Lithuania and Latvia invited by AMI was held. The participants shared their valuable insights on the current situation and needs of the crafts market.

The project "BALTIC MAKERS. Craftspeople and artisans in the Baltic Sea Region for commercialisation of handmade goods" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020 programme under the Priority 4.1 as well as from the state budget resources.

26-04-2018

 

On the of 26th April 2018, a re-opening of the Rihemberk Castle for tourists took place. The event was attended by the local community and representatives of the Commune of Nova Gorica.

The Rihemberk Castle (Słovenia) is one of the four historic object where the RESTAURA project's pilot actions are implemented. The pilot actions at the Rihemberk Castle aim at getting a broad public consensus on the castle’s future usage, preparing all the documentation necessary to plan new possible usage of the castle and use the conclusions and documentation to apply for funds from various sources, including the PPP market.

More information

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

11-04-2018

 

The "RESTAURA" project website has just been refreshed! Now at first glance you can find general project information, recent news and publications prepared within the project activities, such as the "Guidebook for Local Authorities on PPP in Heritage Revitalisation Strategies". Our Helpdesk team will be happy to answer your questions on possibilities of implementation of the public-private partnership projects in Poland, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia in English as well as in national languages.

Feel invited to visit us!

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

29-03-2018

 

Happy Easter from the Foundation for Landscape Protection!

20-02-2018

 

On the 15-16th February 2018 the Foundation for Landscape Protection participated in the project partner meeting in Zagreb (Croatia) under the RESTAURA project. The meeting was organised by the Croatian Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO). A representative of the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg Central Europe programme from Vienna also took part in the meeting.

The first meeting day was dedicated to discussion on the project progress and future activities. On the second day, after the morning training on implementation of projects under PPP scheme, the partners took part in a study visit. Among others, they saw a state-of-the-art museum funded within PPP model where an interesting interpretation of personal heritage from all over the world is presented.

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

15-01-2018

 

„RESTAURA" is celebrating the cultural heritage year in Europe!

Our project has been accepted as one of the prestigious initiatives performed and promoted within the European Year Of Cultural Heritage 2018. The distinctive logo and a sentence "Our heritage: where the past meets the future" will be accompanying all project activities until end of December 2018.

#EuropeForCulture

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

20-12-2017

 

Best wishes for the holiday and New Year season from the Foundation for Landscape Protection!

08-11-2017

 

The Foundation for Landscape Protection took part in the 5th Fair of Preservation and Restoration of Monuments HERITAGE in Warsaw (Poland).

FOK presented the "RESTAURA" project, its main assumptions and objectives on the panel "Role of the non-governmental organisations in the process of heritage preservation and legislation in Poland" moderated by the the Historical Monuments & Art Conservators Association Poland. The panel participants received the Guidebook for Local Authorities on PPP in heritage revitalisation strategies. The "RESTAURA" project and its thematic scope gained the audience's strong interest which led to intense discussion.

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

25-10-2017

 

During the fourth "RESTAURA" project partners meeting, the Foundation for Landscape Protection visited the city of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) where one of the project's pilot PPP in revitalisation actions will be implemented. The 13th century Rihemberk castle is the subject.

In July 2017, the castle was cleaned, secured and partially re-opened for the local inhabitants and visitors. After the castle tower's renovation, there are plans to host the "Nature 2000 Infotheque" and tourist facilities there. Part of the castle is going to be used by private investors.

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

16-10-2017

 

The "RESTAURA" project partners have recently been working on the "Guidebook for Local Authorities on PPP in Heritage Revitalisation Strategies". The Guidebook is a valuable reference for the public authorities which are planning to implement revitalisation projects under the PPP scheme. The Foundation for Landscape Protection has contributed to the Guidebook's contents and coordinated the works on the Polish version.

Here you can download the "Guidebook for Local Authorities on PPP in Heritage Revitalisation Strategies" in English.

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

28-09-2017

 

On the 26th September 2017 in Jelenia Góra the workshop for public authorities as well as private and non-governmental organisations took place as an activity within the project "Joint Concept and Promotion of the Polish-German Beer Route". The participants discussed on the concept of the beer route to be created on the Polish-Saxon cross-border area.

The Foundation for Landscape Protection intends to apply to the Interreg Poland-Saxony programme for the beer route implementation co-financing.

The project "Joint Concept and Promotion of the Polish-German Beer Route" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Small Projects Fund of the Interreg Poland-Saxony 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

20-09-2017

 

The "BALTIC MAKERS" project kick-off meeting is behind us. The partners from Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and Finland have presented the activities' agenda and discussed the implementation methodology. The partnership agreement has also been signed.

The first project output is a report on the handicrafts, their makers and stakeholders state of play in the Baltic Sea region countries the project partners come from.

The Foundation for Landscape Protection is working on the section dedicated to the handicrafts in the 21st century in the European and Baltic Sea region perspective.

The project "BALTIC MAKERS. Craftspeople and artisans in the Baltic Sea Region for commercialisation of handmade goods" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020 programme under the Priority 4.1 as well as from the state budget resources.

25-08-2017

 

The Foundation for Landscape Protection is conducting a survey on the concept of the "Polish-German Beer Route" to be created on the Polish-Saxon cross-border area. The survey is addressed to the Polish and German tourism-related institutions and stakeholders from the region.

The project "Joint Concept and Promotion of the Polish-German Beer Route" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Small Projects Fund of the Interreg Poland-Saxony 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

10-07-2017

 

Here is the "RESTAURA" project's first output: handy "Handbook on PPP in built heritage revitalisation projects". The Handbook explains briefly and precisely what PPP is and what is not, describes the revitalisation works financing models and shares best practices of cooperation with inspectors for monuments.

Apart from the theory, the Handbook includes more than 30 case studies from successful PPP in revitalisation projects implemented all over the world, as well as useful links and extensive bibliography. .

The Handbook's preparation has been coordinated by the Foundation for Landscape Protection. In order to download the Handbook in English, click here: "Handbook on PPP in built heritage revitalisation projects (PDF)".

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.

22-05-2017

 

The Foundation for Landscape Protection has participated in the third "RESTAURA" project partners meeting held in the city of Hnúšťa (Slovakia). At the meeting, FOK presented the progress report on the first thematic package we are responsible for. We also participated in the workshop on PPP in the context of the pilot actions to be performed in the four participating cities (Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Nova Gorica, Buzet and Hnúšťa).

The project "RESTAURA. Revitalising historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme as well as from the state budget resources.