PEATS Slovakia – Environmental placement in a Village Museum (8-28th April 24)

Status: Full
Dates: 8th April 2024 to
28th April 2024
Duration: 3 Weeks
UK Participants: 7
Location: Slovakia- Environmental Placement
Adriana Patkova
Lisov 16, Krupina 962 71, Slovakia
Host website

Accommodation: (shared twin rooms) is in a large village house on a fully self catering basis.

Meals: Self-Catering, lunch provided by the host.

Communication: Wi-fi is available at Lišov Museum.  Check with mobile network for coverage.

Transport: Students will fly to Budapest, host will arrange for airport transfer to Lisov

Flights: Grampus will email students with a flight option that fits within the travel grant and which arrives at a time that suits the host. Students are welcome to look for alternative flights, but the arrival times must match those of the offered flight and be within the travel grant. Students have to fund their own way to the UK airport

GHIC: Students must apply for a Global Health Insurance Card before the placement, and carry it on them at all times


Lišov Múzeum was established in 2015 as NGO and runs as an innovative community  organisation in the small village in southern part of Slovakia called Lišov, in region Hont.

Lišov Museum has developed it´s research and operating model under the 4 pillars of sustainability (environmental, cultural, social and economic). Lišov community has a complex and rich cultural heritage and has come under many different geopolitical, social and agricultural influences in the recent and distant past.

The muzeum shows lifestyle of people in the past until now, skills and knowledge linked to this which are being upheld, celebrated and rejuvenated.  As with many rural areas of Europe, the village has experience of rural unemployment, changes of land ownership and management, and changes in the social makeup of the community. 

Lišov Museum has been working with local people, foresters, farmers, craft workers , artists , who can tell their stories, celebrate their heritage and to diversify and increase local livelihoods. The aim of the organization is to work mainly with young people in rural areas through practices and training in traditional skills and managing European project to improve quality of living in countryside, support village, region and mainly villagers.

2024 programme include :

Week One: Presentation of our work in the Museum and in the village, visiting cave houses and getting to know the village. Basket making with local artist. Visit to exhibition and Muzeum in Brhlovce cave house village for a presentation and other local cultural sites in Dudince (Roman spa), forestry management, work in the vineyard, work with wood, beekeeping.

Week Two:   Fence weaving with hazel. Renovation of an old orchid, planting trees. Community event for cleaning the environment. Looms weaving. Cheese making.

Week Three Visit the local oil press company, visit the vineyard and working in the vineyard , orchid, beekeeper´s place. Walking in the forest and collecting herbs/natural material for decoration or other art purpose, tasting local wine and visiting local farms etc.

Cultural visits are spread throughout the month; to World Heritage site Banska Stiavnica, the Fossa Giganteum, Sahy, Esztergom on the Danabe bend and some time in Budapest before flying back home as well as exploring the area on bikes / walking and enjoying summer time in Spa town Dudince swimming pool or driving to local forest pond.

Accommodation (shared rooms 2-3 ) is in a large village house on a self-catering basis, with beautiful yard, great for barbeque and lying down on the sun /bring sun cream and mosquito bite protection/

We will be providing lunch in the museum, the dinner and breakfast will be self-catering.

Kitchen fully furnished in the house.

There will be some time barbeque in the museum organised by host , you will meet local friends and villagers  who join us for nice sit and talk. If you wish, bring them some small gift to present yourself 😊 

We will work from 09:00am to 16:00pm, from Monday to Friday

Saturday Sunday will be your FREE TIME to explore the country, possible use bikes/ book taxi .

Local farm available to sell – milk/eggs/cheese/wine .

The village is small but beautiful, people are very welcoming and friendly,  there is a local pub part time open, gallery of Fero Liptak, playground, church and hunting association and lot to explore just by walking the streets.

If any participants are interested, they are invited to go with Jakub to view deer and wild boar in the forest. There are possibilities to visit other places in your free time on your own cost too.

There is a WIFI in the museum only.

We have a museum´s local shop with gifts and little things made locally and in the museum– we take EURO , you take beautiful memory back home😊

Bring –your own working clothes, Sun lotion , insect repellent, towel, any necessary pills, towels and bedsheet

Visit the hosts Facebook page to learn more about them:


The Turing grant will cover accommodation, food (3 meals a day), return, flights, insurance, transport to site and supervision. Participants will have to make sure they have their EHI or GHI card and budget for personal purchases and excursions.

This project has been funded with support from the Turing scheme, funded by the UK government.

This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and Turing cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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