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The folklore and community driven meeting place


Who is behind this?

Zofia Kutlikova Jakubova




Idea pitch

Our goal is to set up a meeting place, where we can promote the famous bagpipers folkore of Jedlove Kostolany and to motivate young people to continue in this tradition to make it live as long as possible. We would like to renovate a room in the minicupal building, which would be used for several purposes: to promote bagpipers tradion (part of the UNESCO list of cultural heritage) via sharing its history, old instruments and information and to create a space for young people to practice.

Where will your project idea take place?

This project shall take place directly in Jedlove Kostolany, in the western part of SLovakia.

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

We are trying to promote and to keep living the bagpipers tradition, which is unfortunatelly slowly disapperaing, because mainly the young people loose touch and interest in it.

Who are you doing it for?

We are doing this project for the young pople of Jedlove Kostolany.

How do you plan to get there?

Firstly, we need to renovate the meeting place.

Then we want to make the place available to local townsfolk and to organise regular meeting of the Briezok folkore band.

What are the expected results?

A new, beautiful meeting place for everyone interested in the bagpipers tradition adn the local folklore, togetehr with youngsters interested in the music.

How does your idea strengthen active citizenship at a local and community level?

We want to create a place, where (especially)the youngsters can learn about he bagpipers tradition and to practice, together with local folklore band Briezok.

Why is this idea important to you?

To keep the bagpipers tradtion living,

€ 15000,-

Total budget

€ 15000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

- reconstruction of the meeting place - 6500 EUr
- new furniture - 2000 Eur
- electronic appliances - 1000 Eur
- new instruments and musical tools- 5000 Eur
- other expenses - 500 Eur



Idea created on May 27, 2020
Last edit on May 27, 2020

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