After about a year of efforts and administrative activities, on the first of December this year the project contract could be signed with the SR Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization. In the meantime, the municipality of Beckov launched preparatory works for the adjustment of project documentation. Most likely, in early 2021 a public procurement for the project implementer should take place and in spring the work on the restoration of the Western Palace could start.
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.