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With the assistance of the Slovenia-Hungary Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 the Project entitled Via Savaria was launched on 1 November 2009.

THE AIMS OF THE PROJECT:

  • To expand and develop the St Martin of Tours Route, officially deemed as a major cultural route of the Council of Europe;
  • To make efforts to build up a growing reputation for Szombathely, St Martin’s birthplace;
  • To prepare for the St Martin Memorial Year to be organised in 2016
  • To develop cultural, religious and pilgrimage tourism;
  • To involve small communities in the circulation of tourism;
  • To disseminate knowledge about, and to improve reputation of St Martin of Tours Route with relevant marketing activities;
  • To work out a uniform sign system for St Martin Routes across Europe, to make the European and Hungarian public accept the set of principles related to the Via Sancti Martini project;
  • To cherish cultural, religious and folklore traditions relevant to St Martin’s cult;
  • To design a uniform tourist destination as part of the Hungarian-Slovenian cultural heritage;
  • To cherish and protect traditions and cultural heritage.

Project identification details:
TITLE: VIA SAVARIA – St Martin centres and St Martin of Tours European Cultural Routes
IDENTIFICATION: SI-HU-1-1-003

LEAD PARTNER:

RRA MURA- Slovenia

SLOVENIAN PARTNERS:

Obcina Kobilje
Obcina Dobrovnik
Mestna Obcina Murska Sobota

Obcina Radenci
Razvojna Agencia  Slovenske Gorice
Obcina Sveta Trojica
Obcina Hajdina
Zavod za Kulturo Slovenska Bistrica

HUNGARIAN PARTNERS:

The Municipality of Szombathely
St Martin Parish
Martineum Adult Education Academy
Directorate of Vas County Museums
The Municipality of Nádasd
AGORA Szombathely Cultural and Tourism Centre

DURATION OF THE PROJECT:

1 November 2009 – 31 October 2012

PROJEKT TELJES ÖSSZEGE:  1,547,600 Euros

PROJEKT KÖLTSÉGEINEK PARTNEREK KÖZÖTTI MEGOSZLÁSA:

RRA MURA- Slovenia361,252 €
Obcina Kobilje13,500 €
Obcina Dobrovnik34,500 €
Mestna Obcina Murska Sobota6,800 €
Obcina Radenci39,000 €
Razvojna Agencia  Slovenske Gorice175,334,6 €
Obcina Sveta Trojica144,000 €
Obcina Hajdina35,800 €
Zavod za Kulturo Slovenska Bistrica74,500 €
The Municipality of Szombathely187,186,82 €
St Martin Parish61,978 €
Martineum Adult Education Academy146, 224 €
Directorate of Vas County Museums55,997,64 €
The Municipality of Nádasd8,400 €
AGORA Szombathely Cultural and Tourism Centre203,197,61 €


FUNDING RECEIVED BY THE HUNGARIAN PARTNERS: 662 ,984,000 €
(165,746,000 HUF)

COMPOSITION OF FUNDING:
85% ERDF – European Regional Development Fund
10 % National Co-financing
5 % own contribution – every partner involved in the project provides this element

 

THE PROJECT’S SPATIAL IMPACT:

Regions/CountiesCommunities:
PomurjeObčina Kobilje, Občina Dobrovnik, Občina Moravske Toplice, Mestna Občina Murska Sobota, Občina Tišina, Občina Radenci, Občina Sveti Jurij
Podravje (20%)Sv. Trojica, Cerkvenjak, Maribor, Lenart, Duplek, Ptuj, Hajdina, Kidričevo, Ptujska Gora, Majšperk, Slovenska Bistrica, Oplotnica, Benedikt
Zala CountyCsöde, Zalaháshágy, Zalalövő
Vas CountySzombathely, Nádasd, Ják, Harasztifalu, Körmend, Nádasd, Vaspör – Pusztacsatár, Szatta, Kerkáskápolna, Bajánsenye – Berki-hegy, Kercaszomor
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