The project of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly "Heritage of Eurasia: cultural practices of rural areas" in 2022 was supported by a grant from the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives (Russia).
Representatives of rural areas of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic will participate in the project. Within the the project it is planned to conduct a series of educational seminars, public presentations and consultations. The goal is to support actions that contribute to the disclosure of the socio-cultural potential of small towns and villages in the countries of Eurasia.
Thanks to participation in the project, more than 30 activists, residents of rural areas of Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, will get acquainted with leading experts, share experience and improve their competencies in the sphere of creating high-quality ethno-cultural products.
According to the organizers of the project, “its necessity is dictated by a comprehensive analysis of the current state of villages, the search for new mechanisms for the activation of rural areas and the identification of opportunities for their sustainable development. The mission of the project "Heritage of Eurasia: Cultural Practices of Rural Areas" is to search for forms that can revive the village as a place of harmonious interaction between representatives of different generations and different cultures. The cultural initiatives supported by the project should become drivers for the development of both local communities and the subsequent Eurasian ethno-cultural integration.”
It is expected that by obtaining knowledge and skills in the use of socio-cultural projects by active rural residents, there will be conditions created for their further expansion and replication in different countries of Eurasia.
One of the results of the project will be a collection of the best cultural practices in rural areas of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.