Project-short-title: EUREVITA
Projectnumber: SIAT 285
Projecttitel: Development of a sustainable labour economic structure for the revitalization of cultural heritage and scarce craftsmanship
Projectbudget: € 1.288.700,03
EFRE-funds: € 1.095.395,02
Duration: 01.05.2018 till 30.04.2021



  • Berufsförderungsinstitut Burgenland (Lead-Partner)
  • Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje (Arbeitsagentur der Republik Slowenien)
  • Obrtno-podjetniška zbornica Slovenije (Kammer für Handwerk und Kleinunternehmen in Slowenien)
  • Sekem Energy GmbH
  • Stiftung Österreichisches Freilichtmuseum

More informaton:

Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria funded by European Regional Development Fund.

About the project

The Slovenian-Austrian border region comprises a jointly grown economic, cultural and work area. One of the clearest manifestations of the common cultural heritage is seen in traditional, historically jointly grown handicrafts (such as shingle maker, bush broom binder, barrel maker, dry stone mason, etc.), which are directly linked to the regions common cultural heritage. Many of these trades have not managed to pass over into the modern world due to a lack of consistent, openly accessible education or due to negative public perception. They have been neglected in preservation measures and are now in danger of falling into oblivion.

This possible decay threatens cultural infrastructure (such as castles, monasteries etc.) as well as other cultural assets, for which’s preservation these trades are essential for. The issue affects the entire region, which is why common solutions that  the entire program area will benefit from have to be found through innovative cross-border measures.

The EUREVITA project aims to revitalize old handicrafts through cross-border, innovative training and networking activities. To this end, curricula, examinations, certifications and implementation measures are developed and practically applied. 

By means of an extended training of craftsmen, improved vocational counseling for young, elderly and long-term job-seekers and the cooperation of relevant institutions, a revitalizing labor-economic structure is created which aims at the sustainable preservation, transfer, practical application and economic efficiency of these rare crafts. Modern analysis, training and consulting methods as well as new institutional cooperation consolidate the value of craftsmanship and promote public perception by means of various public activities and the integration of digital tools.

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