Tradition and development

About us

History

Our Association was founded in 2014 as a result of a two-year international project to create a network of ethnocultural centres and heritage preservation organisations (Network of Ethnocultural and Heritage Organisations "ЕСНО"), held within the framework of a cross-border cooperation program "Karelia". The Association oversees multiple ethnocultural centres, cultural institutions, public organisations in Karelia and enterprising individuals join their creative and intellectual forces for the purposes of development of the areas, where they engage in activity. Today, "ECHO" Association unites 11 ethnocultural centres operating in 6 districts of Karelia, academics and cultural managers.