“New life of the old city”: the international scientific conference dedicated to revitalization of monuments of historical and cultural heritage of Lutsk and Lublin
On the 28th of February 2019 within the project “New life of the old city: revitalization of monuments of historical and cultural heritage of Lutsk and Lublin” which is funded by the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 an international scientific conference was organized in Lutsk.
During the conference the new ideas and achievements in the area of restoration and revitalization of architectural monuments, their promotion for tourism purposes and possibilities of using best practices during the planned restoration of the Chortoryskyi Tower with the defensive wall, basements of the Jesuits Monastery in Lutsk and the Gothic Tower in Lublin were discussed.
The conference was attended by the representatives of the Lutsk City Council, delegation from the Administration of the city of Lublin, representatives of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Lutsk, the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020, scientists, architects, experts from Ukraine, Poland and Belarus.
The official opening of the event was held by the Secretary of Lutsk City Council, Acting Mayor Hryhoriy Pustovit, the Director of the Center for European Projects Leshek Buller, Consul of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Lutsk Marek Zapur, the Director of the Department of non-investment Projects of the City Administration of Lublin Krzysztof Łątka.
In welcome speech Secretary of Lutsk City Council, Acting Mayor Hryhorii Pustovit noted that this project was extremely important as it would increase the tourist attractiveness of both cities.
Director of the Center for European Projects, Doctor of Philosophy Leshek Buller, said that the Polish were always ready to support such initiatives as the investment of projects related to history and culture meant investment to the future and helped to deepen cross-border relations.
Consul of Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk Marek Zapur congratulated the participants of the conference and expressed the hope that it would be a good start to thorough research and helped to revitalize monuments of our common history.
Krzysztof Łątka, the Director of the Department of Non-Investment Projects of the Lublin City Administration, said that this project was a golden opportunity for Ukraine to once again demonstrate its readiness for joining the European Union through the neighborhood policy. “We observe that tourism in our cities is developing. We are creating objects that will be visited by a large number of people. At one time in Lublin, the old part of the city also needed a renovation. Nowadays, this area of Lublin has an excellent infrastructure and is one of the most popular among tourists and local population. We hope that thanks to our collaboration, an old part of Lutsk will also become main must-see place”, said Krzysztof Łątka.
Materials of the conference presented during the conference will be published and distributed in educational institutions and libraries in Ukraine and Poland.