Article by Darina Rojíková, Matej Bel University
On Wednesday 10 May 2023, the Faculty of Economics of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica became the meeting place for representatives of OZ Terra Montanae and representatives of Matej Bel University. The joint meeting was devoted to several current topics and, in particular, to the possibilities of cooperation within the INCULTUM international research project, in which the university is involved.
Representatives of OZ Terra Montanae, as well as Matej Bel University, share the same vision of the importance of cultural and historical mining heritage, which is richly represented in central Slovakia. The aim of the meeting was to exchange information and find an overlap between the activities of the INCULTUM project and the Barbora Route Project, which is covered by OZ Terra Montanae. Representatives of both institutions mainly agreed that the activities of different and diverse actors on the territory, in connection with the historical and cultural heritage of Central Slovakia, are not coordinated efficiently. Therefore, the INCULTUM project and the “mining treasures” could become an umbrella platform for communication and cooperation of the activities of all important actors dealing with the idea of protection, revitalisation, and subsequent use of the cultural and historical potential of the territory for the needs of the creation of tourism products and the development of Central Slovakia itself while respecting local communities. At the meeting, the representatives of the institutions discussed, among other things, the possibilities of further cooperation, the beginning of which could be the signing of the Memorandum on Cooperation.
To discover more about the pilot: https://incultum.eu/pilots/3-mining-treasures-of-central-slovakia/