This project is an attempt to raise the local residents’ awareness of regional and seasonal groceries and offers the chance to discuss the topic and deal with it in an active way. This way the urban space of living can put a focus on related educational and culinary related aspects. The process of growth and harvesting as well as taste and vitality become directly tangible. For this purpose various areas ranging from Hollabrunn’s main square to the Kellergassen are being cultivated and signposted.

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funding organization: LF3
year of implementation: 2016
category: natural resources
funding priority: raising awareness and biodiversity

The project’s number-one aim is to establish a network consisting of lively handicraft businesses and manufactories. Additionally the focus lies on developing regional products and touristic offers, the creation and definition of regional leading projects and professional marketing of behind-the-scenes tour and manufacturing workshops, all geared to the various target groups. In the region Weinviertel-Manhartsberg the Amethystwelt Maissau participated in the project.

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funding organization: Ecoplus
year of implementation: 2015
category: tourism
funding priority: creation of value

The festival Retz has been taking place for 13 years now in co-operation with the music festival Znojmo. During the summer season this event offers art at the highest stage in the Weinviertel, including church operas, theatre performances, literature events and reading as well as concerts. By offering more than 40 performances on this side and across the Austrian-Czech border it has developed into one of the main attractions of the year within the cultural area of Lower Austria and Moravia and has become highly artistically appreciated by both regions.
To strengthen the residents’ identification with the festival and to counteract the latent vacancy in the town centre, the association ‘Kellermuseum Retz’, Weinquartier Retz and Probus (a wine growers’ initiative of the Generali group) is planning a LEADER project covering the topic ‘Vitalising the town centre in co-operation with the festival Retz’.

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funding organization: LF3
year of implementation: 2017
category: common weal
funding priority: vitalization and designing of town centres