In the club near the park the municipality of Beckov organized an initial meeting with the local community of the friends of Beckov castle and the villagers, where they presented the objective of the renovation of the Western Palace. At present it is partially in a state of disrepair.
The project is a part of the overall restoration of the upper castle. After the reconstruction, covered areas should be created in the palace premises, which will serve not only for exhibitions, but also for programme, commercial or educational purposes. The meeting was attended by Ing. Mária Jurčacková as the project manager. JUDr. Mgr. Tomáš Michalík, PhD. as the person responsible for the preparation of the application, the Mayor of the municipality Mr. Daniel Hladký and Mgr. Peter Pastier for the management of Beckov castle.
The DRAGON project received a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the amount of € 890,000 through the EEA grants and Norway grants. The project was co-funded in the amount of 80,000 € from the state budget of the Slovak Republic. The objective of the project is to bring the Western Palace and the whole complex into a form respecting and emphasizing the preserved historic values of the peak period of Gothic and Renaissance.