InRuTou at the Carpathian Ethno-Design School

InRuTou at the Carpathian Ethno-Design School

The first results of the InRuTou project were presented to the participants of the Carpathian Ethno-Design School that took place on 3-8 July 2015 in Kosiv, Ukraine.

Carpathian Ethno-Design School was established 4 years ago on a joint initiative of the Center for Public Initiatives and Kosiv Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts. This year symposium gathered more than 60 fans of traditional Carpathian culture; they discussed issues of ethno-design and folk cultural traditions, visited open lectures, round tables, workshops and meetings with masters of decorative applied arts. Achievements of InRuTou project attracted participants attention as particularly useful for those who already deal or plan to develop sustainable tourism in the Carpathians.

Up-to-date, nearly 100 people was trained during piloting phase of the InRuTou project in Ukraine; they benefited from special on-line educational program, sharing platform and mobile maps that can be easily used to promote the most interesting for tourists points of cultural and natural objects. Activities undertaken within the project should become one more step on the way of preservation of cultural heritage of the Kosiv district.

The presentation was delivered by Mykola Blyznyuk, the teacher of the Kosiv Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts, leader of the regional charitable organization “Center for Public Initiatives” who is the InRuTou trainer in Kosiv district.