Brown Coal Mining Thematic Village

LEADER funding helped the economic development of a small Polish rural village building on the local community’s rich history.

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Project summary: 

In this project, a group of local actors began to establish and develop a thematic village based on its industrial past, shaped by the presence of underground brown coal mines. Projects activities included a range of investments such as the establishment of an underground eco-museum, reconstructing drift mine elements, developing a nature trail and setting up a pottery house.

Project results: 

• A small Polish rural village has become a tourism destination.
• Ten temporary workers are employed to maintain the tourist attractions.
• The beneficiary association has commenced economic activities and has become a new tourism operator.
• Increased local appreciation of local history and heritage