RDP project database
Rural Crafts Centre at the Village of Biliūnų.
A new rural crafts centre is being built, with EAFRD support, by a local museum to conserve cultural assets, provide rural tourism facilities and promote new employment opportunities in traditional craft skills.
The Kaunas District Region LAG has a priority for “setting up of traditional crafts’ technology lines, providing traditional crafts’ market places and supporting premises for training in traditional crafts”. The LAG Chair says “Professional craft skills in our territory are vanishing and we believe that building up both supply and demand for our craft sector will provide opportunities for a new generation of craft workers".
A new rural crafts centre is being built by a local museum to conserve cultural assets, provide rural tourism facilities and promote new employment opportunities in traditional craft skills.
Traditional timber construction methods are being used to build an 80m2 craft centre which features various trades such as ironmongery, wood working, and textile production. A large multi-purpose space is designed into the centre, which can be used as an exhibition hall and educational training resource.
Results & Benefits
A host of rural development benefits are possible from this EAFRD project which is able to provide visitor services for tourists as well as learning opportunities for local craft entrepreneurs.
New facilities and new services offered by this type of locally-led development initiative often also help to stimulate community confidence which creates a momentum for other project ideas to emerge.
Project location and other information
The village of Biliūnų in Kaunas District Region
Total project cost (€)
EAFRD contribution (€)
National contribution (€)
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At a glance
Final beneficiary type
€100 000 - €500 000
Theme / Measure:
Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
Improving quality of life in rural areas
323. Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage
Skills acquisition, Cultural heritage, Tourism, Employment