Background

The Municipality of Hajdúböszörmény had sent its application for Norway Grants on „Capacity-building of local governments for enhancing quality of public services and for promoting local economic development” call for proposal in September 2013.

We received a message in spring of 2016 that our proposal „Establishment of the Hajdú Folk Handicraft and Training Centre / Hajdúsági Népi Mesterségek Háza és Képzési Központ kialakítása” was going to be granted. The implementation of the project started at the 1st of June 2016. On the one hand, the building of the training centre has to be built, on the other hand, a training programme set of three modules has to be fulfilled.

The basic data of 'HU11-0003-A1-2013' project

The name of the programme: Capacity-building and cooperation between the municipality, local NGOs and local enterprises

The name of call for proposal: Capacity-building of local governments for enhancing quality of public services and for promoting local economic development

The date of entering the application form: 30. 09. 2013, 6:25:03

The title of the project in Hungarian: Hajdúsági Népi Mesterségek Háza és Képzési Központ kialakítása (FolkCraft)
The title of the project in English: Establishment of the Hajdú Folk Handicraft and Training Centre (FolkCraft)

Time-frame of the project: 01. 06. 2016 - 30. 04. 2017

Location:
Hungary, Northern Great Plain Region, Hajdú-Bihar County, 4220 Hajdúböszörmény, Szilassy János street 91., lot number 2900

Total budget of the project:
Costs of the project: 885.193,68 EUR
Agreed grants: 840.934 EUR
Aid intensity: 95%
Own funds: 44.259,68 EUR

About the project

According to the overall and project specific objectives of the programme, the goal of the present project is the capacity-building of the Municipality of Hajdúböszörmény for enhancing quality of public services and for promoting local economic development, along with the elaboration of cooperation between the municipality, local NGOs and local enterprises. Besides realizing local economic sustainability, the enhancement of social capacities, the strengthening of local and regional cooperation and economic development, or rather the spread and transfer of good practices are also considered as important results of the project.

Establishing the Hajdú Folk Handicraft and Training Centre is one of the specific goal of the project with implementing the related compulsory and optional tasks. For the sake of a successful knowledge transfer for smaller local or regional target groups, another specific goal of the project is the elaboration and operation of a training programme. The training programme is an adult education set of modules, each building on the other, which aims the launching of new, local or regional enterprises, thus the increase of employment in the target area of mainly rural features. The modules are related to folk handicraft, highlighting that works of folk art are not only local products but part of the cultural heritage characteristic in the target area. Besides basics of different locally peculiar folk handicrafts, the attendees of the training programme get familiar with basic knowledge of entrepreneurship, marketing, PR/communication and also develop language competencies. This multifold knowledge will prepossess the future life of the attendees, making this form of adult education sustainable even in a long-term.

The project also intends to develop the municipal staff members, providing specific training programmes for them, can ensure a better service provision. Also the exchange of experience activities with the Norwegian partner, Rissa, can help to identify new development opportunities and capitalize on Hajdú traditions in future tourism development activities.

An independent, bilingual (Hungarian-English) website based multilevel communication strategy can ensure to reach not only the local but the wider public on micro regional, regional, national and international level as well. A specific goal of the project to maintain and disseminate the Hajdú traditions not only on local, but more on an international scale.