To get together - Enhancement of the capacities of displaced communities from Ukraine living in Slovakia through living heritage

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 99,914 granted in 2023
  • Dates of implementation:
    • Approved in 03/2023 - not yet under implementation
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Benefitting country(ies): Slovakia


To be implemented by the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, this twenty-month project aims to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of Ukrainian communities temporarily displaced in Slovakia and raise awareness of the important role of living heritage safeguarding for forcefully displaced communities. The project is based on the outcomes of the UNESCO project ‘Assessing the needs of living heritage safeguarding among displaced communities from Ukraine in five neighbouring countries: Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia’ implemented in 2022. The project focuses on safeguarding living heritage as a means of strengthening resilience, improving health and well-being, and providing a safe environment for networking among Ukrainian displaced communities. The proposed activities align with Ukraine’s National Recovery Plan and include capacity-building and awareness-raising workshops, social and festive events related to living heritage, mapping of safeguarding needs, and dissemination activities for larger audiences. In addition to safeguarding Ukrainian living heritage and ensuring access to culture for displaced populations, the project aims to build the capacities of organizations working with refugees and migrants in Slovakia. The project has the potential to contribute to promoting social cohesion between displaced and host communities and raising awareness of the important role of living heritage for displaced populations.

22/03/2023 - 22/03/2023 – Emergency response to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of Lalibela, World Heritage property, and the surrounding area endangered by conflict22/03/2023 - 22/03/2023 – Community-based teaching and learning of Ukraine’s living heritage in Romania