REDISCOVER Rediscover, expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region

Today's Jewish society in the Danube region is fragmented: the capitals and large regional centers have a significant residual community with preserved religious and cultural features. Mid-sized cities with limited built cultural heritage are usually linked to well-known heritage centres on the tourism market. For them, the main challenge is to find ways to explore the tangible/intangible elements of Jewish cultural heritage in order to create competitive cultural products with potential tourism prospects.

The re-discovery of the Jewish cultural heritage of project scenes means that besides intangible elements that are well-known to the wide audience (synagogues, cemeteries, memorials, public/ business/residential buildings) are to be organised into creative attractions, to include and integrate intangible elements usually not recognised by the mainstream community and visitors. Such elements like

  • music & literature,
  • religion & festivals,
  • traditions & lifestyle,
  • cuisine & local recipes,
  • oral history,
  • photo collections,
  • legacy of famous local born Jewish personalities, arts, events etc.

This project would like to help creating competitive advantages for cities with otherwise scarce JCH attractions.

The main objective of the project is to explore, revive and present the hidden intellectual heritage along with locally available Jewish cultural heritage of project partner cities. That can create a jointly presented, synergistic tourism tool/service that is accessible to the wide audiance as well.

The involvement of locations with different historic economic background also enables the creation of solutions applicable for various other contexts, supporting transferability. Key outputs, like Joint Visibility Strategy, or Community–sourced Jewish Cultural Heritage Valorisation Handbook help to replicate the initiative in further cities of the Danube Region.

Rediscover, expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1846346,45
ERDF Contribution: 1267175,28
IPA Contribution: 302219,19
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Municipality of Szeged Lead partner HUNGARY
Szeged and Surroundings Tourism Nonprofit Ltd. ERDF partner HUNGARY
Municipality of Galati ERDF partner ROMANIA
Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota ERDF partner SLOVENIA
City of Osijek ERDF partner CROATIA
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Project News

  • REDISCOVER - Mobil app of JCH in Banja Luka
    - 22-09-2020
    Mobil app of JCH in Banja Luka

    Since JCH is destroyed in Banja Luka, our partners would like to present where it used to be and how it used to look like. With this app you can look around and enjoy visiting locations of JCH in Banja Luka. Here's a sneak...

  • REDISCOVER - Adventures in Jewish culture - talkshow series
    - 04-09-2020
    Adventures in Jewish culture - talkshow series

    Rediscover project partner, Szeged TOUR is happy to announce a talkshow series names Adventures in Jewish culture during the autumn in Szeged. As part of the series, they invite several well-known people and artists who "testify" about the impact...

  • REDISCOVER - Exhibition of Lipót Baumhorn's work
    - 03-08-2020
    Exhibition of Lipót Baumhorn's work

    An exhibition of the work of Lipót Baumhorn has opened in the Somogyi Library in Szeged. Here's a sneek peek of the exhibition's items, but go and enjoy it personally. It will be available until 27th August on the ground-floor of the...

  • REDISCOVER - Baumhorn 2020 - Remembering Lipót Baumhorn
    - 22-07-2020
    Baumhorn 2020 - Remembering Lipót Baumhorn

    The series of Lipót Baumhorn's synagogues continues. After the Szeged Synagogue, his masterpiece Baumhorn planned more synagogues in the area of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The synagogue of Cegléd with stylistic elements of the...

  • REDISCOVER - Windows of Celebration
    - 10-07-2020
    Windows of Celebration

    Project REDICOVER: expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region aims at capitalizing on this legacy by creating value in social cohesion, tourism potential and cultural abundance. Following the aims of the project, we...

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