At a press conference in the knight hall of the Western Palace the Mayor of Beckov Mr. Daniel Hladký and the managing director of Beckov Castle Association Mgr. Peter Pastier presented the successful project DRAGON to journalists. The objective of the renovation of the Western Palace is based on the approved project documentation of 2009. It is expected that there will be about seven covered spaces not only for exhibitions, such as lapidary and armoury, but also a representative room in the knight hall or multifunctional space in the first basement room suitable for lectures for schools. After the restoration and opening of the palace for the public, the year-round operation of the castle could be possible.
The DRAGON project received a grant from the EEA and Norway and the state budget of the Slovak Republic for the restoration of the western palace and interior equipment in the amount of €983,557. The goal of the project is to bring the West Palace and the entire area into a form that will respect and emphasize the preserved historical values from the High Gothic and Renaissance periods.