Historical Archives Senta - Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park

About the projects

"Living archives - Remembering our past for our future" - LIVES 2

The main goal of the „Living archives – Remembering our past for our future” project (short: LIVES 2, project ID: HUSRB/1903/33/0003) is to collect all the elements of the cultural heritage that have roots on both sides of the border and that bond us.   The project is the continuation of the “Living archives – Relics of Common Cultural Heritage” project implemented between 2018 and 2020.

Total project budget: 202.163,00 EUR
Maximum EU contribution (IPA): 171.838,55 EUR
Start of project: 01/08/2021
End of project: 30/11/2022

The cooperation includes the following activities:

  • Extensive, thorough research of archival documents,
  • Expansion of the database comprising the results of the research,
  • Publication of three books, book presentations and open days for the public
  • Children’s and youth camps,
  • Creating a travelling exhibition,
  • Scientific conferences,
  • The development of an area that would demonstrate the floodplain farming and fishing,
  • The demonstration of wood processing and transport
  • The renovation of the open-air exhibition demonstrating the work of the Tisza-area shipwrights,
  • The rehabilitation of the open-air exhibition landscape (pond, plants).

The aim of the project is to demonstrate the close-to nature lifestyle of the people living in the area at the turn of the 20th century, with reference to floodplain farming, traditional fishing, logging and shipbuilding.

Several open-air exhibitions of the Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park will be established and renovated, while the Historical Archives of Zenta will continue its archival research. The results of the research will be assessed by the representatives of the social sciences (archivists, ethnographers, and historians) following which they would be presented at various events public appearances, through promotional materials, brochures, and youth camps. The old and still unpublished documents as well as their proper interpretation provide a scientific background for understanding the economic, industrial, and social situation of the region.

Thanks to the co-operation, the amount of information available about the common cultural heritage is significantly increasing, while the activity range of the partner institutions is also expanding and becoming more diverse.

"Living archives - Relics of Common Cultural Heritage" - LIVES

The main objective of the project "Living archives - Relics of Common Cultural Heritage" (acronym: LIVES, project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0218) is to reveal and collect those artifacts of cultural history that link the common geographic area of the programme and action.

Total project budget:

205.057,67 EUR

Maximum EU contribution (IPA):

174.299,01 EUR

Start of project:


End of project:


Based on an intergrated joint bilateral institutional project management, implementation and scientific cooperation, the project will include publication of four books (two source books based on in-depth, thorough research of the archives documents, and two collection of studies about the researched material and agricultural cultural heritage), numerous PR-activities and publicity products (travelling exhibition, interactive website and a „living database”), restoration works on agricultural power machines, setting up an information stone installation, construction of exhibition building for the agricultural power machines. The purpose of the project is to identify and promote through different events, publicity events, pr-materials, publications and youth camps the undocumented agricultural cultural values that will be identified by experts of cultural history – archive workers, ethnographers, antropologists and historians. Old, undocumented artifacts will receive a firm, scientific background which will give a complete picture of the regions agricultural life, and social background – a field that has not been presented thoroughly enough. The outcomes will be the broader, enriched scope of activity and content of the partner institutions, an updated map of common agricultural cultural heritage and the higher awareness of cultural heritage among citizens.

About the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia

The Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia is implemented within the 2014-2020 European Union financial framework, under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). On the basis of “shared management system" of the participating countries - Hungary and Serbia, the Programme funds and supports cooperation projects of organizations located in the Programme-eligible area – Hungarian counties Csongrád and Bács-Kiskun, and Serbian territories: West Bačka, North Bačka, South Bačka, North Banat, Central Banat, South Banat and Srem district.

The Programme helps the development of a stable and cooperating region and the overall quality of life in the border region. It enables economic collaboration of organizations from the two countries, nurtures the common identity, and cultural and historical heritage of the border region, and contributes to its environmental sustainability and safety.

For more information, please visit: www.interreg-ipa-husrb.com.

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