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News | 2021-08-27

New brochure spotlights local culture and history in Saxony-Anhalt

A collage of several regional projects supported through esi funding
(c) European Union

A new digital brochure shows how EU funding can build awareness of some of the amazing holiday destinations – and social and regional projects – on offer across Member States. 

Produced in partnership between the central EU Managing Authority for the ESF/ERDF and the Managing Authority for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, ‘Discover EU-funded projects in Saxony-Anhalt - excursion destinations for the whole family’ is a wonderful resource for anyone wanting more information on both EU social and regional funding and the region in general.  The brochure outlines essential support the fund has provided to numerous community and regional projects over the 2014-2020 period in Saxony-Anhalt. It also acts as a guidebook: most of these projects are well worth a summer visit – or during any season!

The destinations include the holiday park in Plötzky, the observatory in Quedlinburg, the Harz National Park and the eco-village Sieben Linden.

The brochure also contains ESF-funded projects located across Saxony-Anhalt, such as:

  • Dambeck Monastery - In 2019, a regional youth group planned a farm garden in Saxony-Anhalt as part of the annual state campaign of the “Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ)”. The ESF-funded project takes place on Dambeck Monastery, a completely preserved monastery complex surrounded by a cottage garden in the Altmark where Benedictine monks still live and work.
  • Spindestube Dübener Heide – set in a converted school, this project draws on the old tradition of spinning using traditional methods and tools.  Five spindle rooms were built in Dübener Heide by November 2020, with ESF funding also aiding the establishment of a popular book exchange, as well as the school’s conversion into an education and meeting centre. 

These projects are examples of how the EU is working with Member States to highlight some of the remarkable destinations European regions have to offer.  Under the ‘Europe in my region’ campaign, users can access interactive maps that provide comprehensive information on local projects in supported countries.  Individuals can also access funding and beneficiary information, toolkits and a full list of regional campaigns. 

Check out the links below to for more information – or to plan your next holiday. 

For more information

Download the brochure (German)

Access the 'Europe in my Region' site