1.1 Promotion of local culture and history
Association of the Institute of Remembrance and Heritage of the Eastern Borderland (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Communal Enterprise "Transcarpathian Regional Academic Ukrainian Music & Drama Theatre named after brothers Yuri Augustine and Eugene Sherehiy" of Transcarpathian Regional Council (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)
Interregional Centre of Cross-Border Cooperation (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)
Lublin (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland) as the historic capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Union is a mixture of the five nations’ heritage: Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia and Ukraine. The Union was the most important act of sixteenth-century Europe, which defined the existence of several European nations and marked their development for the next 200 years. Unfortunately, at present there are no sufficient institutions cultivating the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural structure of this area. It is worth to examine how this act affected the relations of Poles and Ukrainians, and above all, whether it also affected Uzhhorodians (Zakarpatska Oblast, Ukraine) who were then outside the borders of the then Polish-Lithuanian Union.
The 2cultures project will bring answers to these questions. To enhance the knowledge of inhabitants and tourists about the cultural heritage of Lubelskie Voivodeship and Zakarpatska Oblast, centres for the development of common PL-UA culture will be created (in Uzhhorod) and developed (in Lublin). These centres will have a comprehensive cultural offer including folklore, art, literature, painting, theatre, crafts, a special multimedia exhibition and a guide. In these centres, there will also be located information points where guidebooks dedicated to both cities will be available. Once a month, these centres will host meetings with people associated with these cities (historians, chefs, students, academic lecturers). Moreover, young people will prepare special multimedia comics about the history of castles - Lublin and Uzhhorod, in which common points will be present.
Joint work of all project partners will lead to the creation of the Strategy of joint promotion and preservation of cultural and historical heritage and will contribute to increasing the attractiveness of both regions. After completion of the project, the cooperation will be continued by common activities such as: youth exchanges, creative groups cooperation and meetings devoted to common culture and history. Also, the created and developed cultural centres will continue to serve creative youth groups and tourists visiting these regions. Thus, there will be organized exhibitions, lectures and meetings thematically related to the historical and cultural heritage of both regions.
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