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 - Baumhorn exhibition in Timisoara
    - 19-02-2021
    Baumhorn exhibition in Timisoara

    Timisoara's architectural treasures, such as Lloyd Palace, Water Palace, Carmen Sylva High School, or Fabric Synagogue will become more famous from today to both Timi ișen and the whole world. The County Council, through the Bastion...

  • REDISCOVER - Project-level cookbook is coming...
    - 25-01-2021
    Project-level cookbook is coming...

    One of our partners, SzegedTOUR is creating a project-level cookbook as a pilot action within the project. The Rediscover Cookbook will contain 3 Jewish dishes from every partner beside a brief history of the city. The content is ready, we...

  • REDISCOVER - Book review of the gorgeous Windows of Celebration
    - 05-11-2020
    Book review of the gorgeous Windows of Celebration

    There is no better thing in the world when your efforts "pays-off" and we are really feel sorry for the impossibility of the translation, but we can't put Zsolt Kácsor's superlatives other way but Hungarian as he wrote them: párját ritkítóan...

  • REDISCOVER - Forgotten Faces: 12+1 Legendary Figures from the Jewish Past of Szeged
    - 26-10-2020
    Forgotten Faces: 12+1 Legendary Figures from the Jewish Past of Szeged

    Date: 2-6 November Place: Kaluzál Square Szeged, Hungary The exhibition Forgotten Faces aims at displaying those influential Jewish-born persons who lived and worked in Szeged or have close connection to the city. Did you know that the...

  • REDISCOVER - Testing Workshop - 5th partner meeting
    - 19-10-2020
    Testing Workshop - 5th partner meeting

    The next partner meeting in line was the Testing Workshop combined with the 5th partner meeting. It was an unusual meeting since originally the Rediscover partnership was supposed to meet in Kotor, Montenegro, but due to the Covid pandemic, the...

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