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Kultūras un dabas mantojuma saglabāšana un atjaunināšana Latvijas Repuyblijas Kultūras ministrija

Project number: EEZLV04/GSKMS/2013/01.

Project promoter: Cesis municipality.

Project title: "Conservation of Cesis Medieval castle for regional socioeconomic development".

Date of the project contract: 31.07.2014.
Project partner: Ostfold County council (Norway).
Total eligible costs: 276 695.00 euro.

The amount of support - 90.21% of eligible costs, not more than 249 607.00 euro of which:

EEA co-financing - 85% of eligible costs, not more than 212 165.95 euro  ;

National co-financing - 15% of eligible costs, not more than 37 441.05 euro;

Co-financing of the beneficiary - 9.79% of the total eligible project costs, not more than 27 088.00 euro.
Planned project start date: 31.07.2014.
Duration of the project: 17 months. 

Venue: Cesis (Latvia).   
Project discription: The project objective is an authentic preservation and enhancement of Cesis medieval castle – the cultural heritage site of national and international importance for building social and economic capital of local inhabitants and diversifying of local cultural scene.

As a result preservation of Cesis medieval castle will be ensured, its built environment will be enhanced for cultural and educational activities (concerts, film screenings, interactive educational programs, art installations and projections) both for local inhabitants and cultural tourists. Conservators and stone masons in Latvia, working in the area of ruin conservation, will gain higher professional qualification. An international conference about innovative cultural events in authentic cultural heritage sites will be held, disseminating conference results in both countries.

Project activities:

1. Conservation of Cesis castle’s Western tower, including authentic 16th century brick vault; improvement of visitor access to and within the tower.

2. Involvement of Cesis’ local inhabitants in public discussions about the role of cultural heritage in local development.

3. Experience exchange between cultural heritage conservation experts in Latvia and Norway.

4. Conservation training by Norwegian and Latvian experts at Cesis castle.

5. Promotion of best practices in the area of cultural heritage site usage for innovative and unique cultural products and educational activities, which respects and highlights the setting – an authentic historical environment, organizing an international conference in Cesis.

Contact information: Ilona Asare, ilona.asaree