Traditional Craft Days in Zakarpattya

KMNEThe Association of Transcarpathian Hungarian Large Families organized the Traditional Craft Days on 21-26 July for those Hungarian small and large families, who were interested in how our ancestors worked and lived hundreds of years ago.

The program was hosted by the Velyka Bihan Primary School, the Velyka Dobron Secondary School, the Dertsen Cultural Centre, the Halabor park and the Vyshkove Local Museum. The aim of the event was that the children can try out folk crafts. Therefore the association tried to ask as many such craftsmen, who are engaged in the crafts of our ancestors. Weavers, embroiderers, basket weavers, potters, coopers, woodcarvers, etc. Accepted the invitation of the association. The loom, the basket weaving and the potter’s wheel were the most popular among girls and boys. Continue reading

„Regional cooperation in V4EaP countries: experience exchange and best practices”

VF_EPP_logo_1On 17 February 2014 a final conference of the international project “Regional cooperation in V4EaP countries: experience exchange and best practices” will take place in the Consulate General of Hungary in Uzhgorod.

The project is implemented by the Ukrainian-Hungarian Regional Development Centre with financial assistance of the International Visegrad Fund within the Eastern Partnership Program.

The main goal of the project was to train local NGOs of Transcarpathian region how to prepare, manage and implement different projects in the region. The training course has been held April 2013 through January 2014 at the premises of Beregovo tourist information centre.

The purpose of the final conference is to present the project results on the territory of Transcarpathian region and the Visegrad countries. As part of the conference a ceremony of presenting the Certificates to the trainees will take place, after which they will present the projects elaborated during the training course.


Regional cooperation in V4EaP countries: experience exchange and best practices – Study tour to Miskolc

Miskolc 1The last stop of the study tours organized within the project titled „Regional cooperation in V4EaP countries: experience exchange and best practices” was in Miskolc and its surroundings, where the participants travelled on 24-26th January 2014, and where they made themselves familiar with the activities of the successfully operating NGOs.

Zoltán Palik, the head of the Nyilas Misi Foundation – Civil Information Centre welcomed first the Transcarpathian guests. He talked about their organization, whose duties include the legal consultation, network development, providing support to tender writing, but they organize baby-mother club and also operate a dance house. Continue reading

Handicraftsmen at the Traditional Sausage Festival in the village of Astei

asteiWithin the festival held January 11, 2014 in the village of Astei a handicrafts exhibition and fair was organized by the Ukrainian-Hungarian Regional Development Centre. The festival began with the traditional pig slaughter and the pig scorching.

While the guests waited for the preparation of pork dishes, they could taste the famous wines of the local wine makers, as well they could admire the products of the prominent Transcarpathian handicraftsmen, such as Gizella Orosz weaver, Erzsébet Pocsai corn husk weaver, Árpád László cooper, Csilla Anicka crochet maker, Tünde Dancs potter, Györgyi Antal cross stitch embroiderer, Ilona Ködöböcz-Gerzsenyi jewelry crafter, András Héder and István Galajda woodcarvers. Continue reading