The Broumov Region and its polish counterpart in Lower Silesia has experienced many difficulties in the past. The region still performs badly in most of the analyzed factors (population trends, housing, material standard, employment, entrepreneurship, weak and blurred regional identity on both Czech and Polish side of the border etc.). It can be therefore sociologically labelled as a “periphery”.
Borders & Dialogue project aims to study the past and the present of the region, open a discussion the regional cultural identity through partnership of young Czechs and Poles. It supports and establishes cooperation and joint Polish-Czech dialogue not only of local Czechs and Poles, but also of university students from Opole and Hradec Králové.
What we are planning
We are looking forward to workshops, lectures, discussions, trips, meetings with local Polish and Czech artists, the creation and presentation of a traveling exhibition, planting an alley of trees, which we hope to become a reminiscent of the project for many years.
The partner of the project is The University of Opole, Department of Sociology (Intercultural Communication studies), pl. Kopernika 11a, Opole Poland, www.uni.opole.pl/en
Our project coordinator is Luděk Jirka firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.