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 - Magnificient short videos about Szeged's Jewish heritage
    - 25-05-2021
    Magnificient short videos about Szeged's Jewish heritage

    Please enjoy these short videos about Szeged's Jewish heritage, one about the Jewish cemetery itself and one about the mansion blocks in Szeged. The videos are available in Hungarian but with subtitles in 4 languages: Romanian, Serbian,...

  • REDISCOVER - The Final Output is ready!
    - 17-05-2021
    The Final Output is ready!

    The final countdown has begun Rediscover fans... but we have good news. Our final output called the Community-sourced Jewish Cultural Heritage Valorisation Handbook is ready and available  on our page: More...

  • REDISCOVER - Pilots' report - What are we proud of?
    - 14-05-2021
    Pilots' report - What are we proud of?

    The final part of Rediscover project focuses on the implementation and testing of instruments supporting the introduction and successful market entry of the products and services defined and selected in work package 4 (WP4), and contributes to...

  • REDISCOVER - Rediscover Final Conference
    - 30-04-2021
    Rediscover Final Conference

    On 27th and 28th April Rediscover project held its final conference as the project will end on 31th May. This two-day event was full of interesting and fantastic lectures, talkshows and discussions between the guests invited and the partnership...

  • REDISCOVER - Rediscover Final Conference - Open day
    - 12-04-2021
    Rediscover Final Conference - Open day

    Rediscover Final conference | REGISTRATION OPEN NOW | 27 April 2021 • Talk show about "The Plurality of Modern #judaism" with Mirna Funk, Zvika Kfir, Linda Vero Ban and Ana Lebl • Presentation and transferability of the Danube...

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